For most of human history, there were no bicycles, and much more suffering. Even after our big breakthrough with the wheel, we just sort of slouched around for a few millennia, trudging through the days on foot or cooperating animals. The Industrial Revolution brought its share of transportation breakthroughs, but even as spirited inventors obsessed over the idea of a human-powered two-wheeled vehicle — the “elusive mechanical horse,” as one historian put it — we remained no closer to discovering the elemental joy of cycling. [ more › ]
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