Friday, August 13, 2010

Same As It Ever Was

Here is something I found interesting on a blog I recently started following, which focuses primarily on local history. It appears our local cycling infrastructure-related woes are nothing new.

Whether it be with poorly planned and maintained roads, struggles with the annual freeze-thaw, or scorchers and pickers making life difficult for wheelmen and wheelwomen, little has changed over the past 100+ years.

On a positive note, however, beer-loving wheelmen are still holding weekly meetings in a turn-of-the-century hotel to discuss all things cycling.

Unknown Manitoba Cyclist looking tweedy c.1900


  1. Who knew the BB went back that far? Cool.

  2. Cool. I want to be a scorcher!!! Let's see that old man catch me, ha ha.