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  • Celebrating The 150th Anniversary of the Bicycle Patent at Sheldon Museum

    Velocipede

    Here’s something everyone can enjoy, especially those of you in Vermont! My good friend and former boss, Glean Eames, is showing some of his unrivaled collection of velocipedes & boneshakers at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the bicycle patent. This is one of those events that you just can’t miss if you’re in Vermont (or the surrounding states).

    Even if you’re not much of a cyclist or lover of history, this exhibit will speak volumes to just how much the bicycle has progressed in the last 150 years. Each of these bicycles has its own backstory, with many of them being intricately designed by highly-skilled 19th-century metallurgists, possibly seen as forerunners to mid-20th century abstract-expressionist sculptors. Glenn describes the bikes as “sculpture you can ride”.

    Many of you know Glenn already, but for those that don’t, he’s well known for his unrivaled collection of classic and antique bicycles, as well opening The Old Spokes Home back in 2000. Of the 26 models on display at the Sheldon Museum, 23 of them belong to Glenn. If you get a chance, you should also check out his bicycle museum upstairs at Old Spokes.

    I really wish I’d stayed stateside a couple extra weeks to check this show out! There will be a reception for the show on Thursday, June 23 from 5-7 PM – so mark those calendars. The exhibit will run from June 21 to Oct. 16.

    Thank you to Hunt for the heads up on this one. For more information, check out Seven Days and the Burlington Free Press.

  • Touring Tibet

    Touring Tibet on a high wheeler

    My buddy Charles sent this photo my way and all I can say is my jaw dropped; and that I’d like to read this guys tour journal! See more fully-loaded touring bikes here and read the rider’s stories here.

    -B

  • Gary Sanderson: Wheelmen

    Gary Sanderson photo Eric Baumann

    p: Eric Baumann

    Gary Sanderson is a member of The Wheelmen, a national non-profit organization with a goal of preserving American cycling history.

    The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles (1918 or earlier), and encouraging cycling as part of modern living.”

    Eric Baumann had the chance to spend some time with Gary, who in 2004 completed a trans-continental ride from Perth Amboy, NJ to Newport, OR with his friend and fellow Wheelman, Peter Matthews on high wheelers in only 60 days! That’s incredible and damn inspiring.

    -B

    More photos below and see what Gary had to say here.

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