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Follow us on our blog! Trip started August 1 from Pt. Roberts, WA, to end after 100 days (or so) in Key West, FL.

Miss you all – wish you could be joining us!

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National Tricycle Company

 

Notice the date on this old advertisement – by 1881 women were being encouraged to ride these heavy, cumbersome tricycles – because the “Ordinary” was just too difficult to mount wearing these get-ups. Meanwhile, athletic women including Elsa von Blumen (Caroline Kiner) and Louise Armaindo (Marie Louise Brisbois) were riding the Ordinary…just not in ordinary 1880s attire.