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    Black History Month - Early Mountain Bikers!

    Bikeleague.org Blog » Blog Archive » Black (Bike) History Month: An Army of Bikes

    I thought since it was Black History Month I'd send this link out. Pretty cool - not only were they mountain biking in 1896 but on singlespeeds. And they rode from Montana to St. Louis. I'll keep that in mind when I'm wanking about being tired on a "long" ride...

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    The craziest part is they were riding bikes in the wilderness. Oh and their bikes weighed 70lbs and had wooden rims


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    Actually federally designated wilderness (the Sandia not until 1978) wasn't established until 1964....we could turn this into a long debate on wilderness but I'd rather appreciate the article for what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skerry00 View Post
    Actually federally designated wilderness (the Sandia not until 1978) wasn't established until 1964....we could turn this into a long debate on wilderness but I'd rather appreciate the article for what it is.
    Hell, back then it was all wilderness. Those were some bad ass guys. How cool would it be to find one of those bikes. I noticed the commander of the group was Lieutenant James A. Moss, I knew I had Mtn Biking in my blood.
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    there is a mtbr thread about those riders:

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    Plus rifle, bedding, and other gear. And I think my Camelback seems too heavy sometimes. Bet they prayed for the downhills...

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