Le blog de VelosVintage
is a gorgeous French blog chock full of detailed photographs and history of beautiful vintage racing bicycles from older
Charlie Kelly's Website. Between 1979 and 1983 I was part of the first company to make nothing but off-road bicycles when I joined forces with my former roommate, Gary Fisher, and a frambuilder named Tom Ritchey.
Meet Charlie Kelly, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer
and one of those who was there
in the mid-1970s, astride a converted Schwinn
atop Marin County's Mount Tam, founding the sport known today as mountain biking.[via
Marshall W. "Major" Taylor.
Bigger than Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods put together. He faced racism
, wouldn't race on Sunday due to his strong religious convictions, and died forgotten. The Major Taylor Society
has more info. A velodrome
is named after him (one of only 12 in the USA) as well as several bicycle clubs
. His thoughts on The Value of Good Habits and Clean Living
is an interesting read.