Re: [CR]1897 Rose Bowl Riders!!!!!


From: "Diane Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]1897 Rose Bowl Riders!!!!!
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 20:53:49 -0700


I'd say that the roads policies of the L.A.W. ended up having an effect similar to the immigration policies of 15th century Native Americans. There goes the neighborhood! David Feldman


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
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Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]1897 Rose Bowl Riders!!!!!



> Scott Goldstein wrote:
> >
> > Found a picture of the original Rose Bowl Riders from the 1897 Tournament
> > of Roses Parade.
> >
> > http://www.goldsteinproductions.com/Rosebowl/frame1.htm
>
>
> Not only was the first Tournament of Roses Parade bicycle based, but the
> "Tournament of Roses" was a BICYLE RACE and not a football game.
> Amazing!
>
> Another interesting bikefact. The "Good Roads" movement in the 1880s
> for getting the dirt roads in the US paved was instagated by the League
> of American Wheelmen (LAW). They had a very large policical clout at
> that time. In other words, paved roads had nothing to do with
> automobiles!
>
> Chuck Schmidt
>
> "A 10-mile commute by bicycle requires 350 calories of energy...The same
> trip in the average American car uses 18,600 calories."
> --Worldwatch Paper 90; The Bicycle: Vehicle for a Small Planet; Marcia
> Lowe.
>
> "In a rush to run engines on gasoline substitutes such as corn-based
> ethanol, decision makers have overlooked a technology that converts food
> directly into fuel. A cyclist can ride three-and-a-half miles on the
> calories found in an ear of corn -- without any distilling or refining."
> --Worldwatch Paper 90; The Bicycle: Vehicle for a Small Planet; Marcia
> Lowe