Edwardians doing bike tricks

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30 Responses to “Edwardians doing bike tricks”

  1. Utenzil says:

    All the more impressive when you consider the Edwardian treatment for a shattered collarbone was a stiff upper lip.

    • TacoChuck says:

        The link has been there since I first read the article, it is the “Thanks” of the “Thanks, Jonathan” text. Although I admit it violates the basic tenet of HTML that the text of the link should indicate what is being linked too.

      • dragonfrog says:

        Cory, you can do better than that – use a URL shortener to obscure the eventual destination, make the link text “NSFW”, force it to display as black text on a white background, and add a spurious “warning: huge PDF”

      • nixiebunny says:

        The helpful part of my post is the words “helpful link…”

  2. tré says:

    Fixie tricks!

  3. Cowicide says:

    Seem too dainty a font for bike tricks….

  4. Yepi Friv says:

    It is very nice…

  5. thaum says:

    OK, but where is Edwardian “spirit riding the knout”?

  6. SedanChair says:

    You can’t front on the gay nineties. You think your ass is a hipster? PS

  7. rocketpj says:

    I see that Vitalstatistix has updated his mode of transportation, but held onto the shield carriers.

  8. noah django says:

    What the fuck is in her hand?

    • Smash Martian says:

       An Edwardian bicycle lamp.

      • noah django says:

         you replied while i was typing out my reply to say the same thing–weird.

        if she was going to feign interest in something to imply nonchalance about the trick, I’d have gone for a book or something.  i get that a lamp is more cycling-related, but they’re hardly as interesting as she’s acting.

    • noah django says:

       I’m thinking it’s a headlamp maybe, but why she would be scrutinizing it during the trick I can’t fathom.

      here’s some stuff I’ve saved over the years:

      • Beanolini says:

        why she would be scrutinizing it during the trick I can’t fathom

        Caption says that she’s lighting it. I’ve never lit a carbide lamp, but I imagine it’s quite fiddly.

        Here’s one of my favourites:

        • Gilbert Wham says:

           Yeah, If I was lighting an acetylene-powered lamp, damn right I’d be paying it some serious attention…

        • noah django says:

           whelp.  that’ll teach me to not read the captions.  i had my browser zoomed in and didn’t look for them.  and lighting a carbide lamp is fiddly.

          cool pic–fuckin’ saved!

  9. jgboyles says:

    Why do you guys so frequently leave out the link the story you reference?

    • TacoChuck says:

       The link has been there since I first read it, it is the “Thanks, Jonathan” text. Although I admit it violates the basic tenet of HTML that the text of the link should indicate what is being linked too.

  10. KAPT Kipper says:

    How do copyright a book from 1901? Wouldn’t this be in the public domain by now, or do I continue to blame Disney?

  11. dragonfrog says:

    Does anyone know when pneumatic tires came into common use?  They were invented in 1887, but I don’t know whether most of these cyclists photographed in the years leading up to 1901 would have been on solid or inflated tires.

    • nixiebunny says:

      These are all pneumatic tires, although many of them are seriously under-inflated. I assume that pneumatic tires would have caught on quickly, given their dramatic ride improvement.

  12. Navin_Johnson says:

    Scofflaws!

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