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November 29, 2019

According to an article in Smithsonian Magazine it took 70 years to perfect the bicycle.

The first design was built by Karl von Drais and was just two wheels on a frame that was straddled and pushed Flintstones style, a precursor to the Strider bike popular with toddlers today.

Next came the velocipede, Latin for “fast foot.” The wheels got bigger to increase speed until some reached 5 feet in height. The bikes were called “penny farthings” and found favor with young men. While considered a hazard to pedestrians and a fear for horses, they were most dangerous to the rider who was...

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