A Short History of the Bicycle

James Macdonald made it his mission to collect one bicycle from each developmental epoch. Here he gives us a run down of how our two-wheeled toys began and turned into what we ride today. James loves bikes, and it’s infectious. We should all aspire to enjoy a simple afternoon bike ride as much as him. Sadly, the delightful James has since passed away. I only hope that his collection will be used as he intended: to inspire and educate future generations of bicycle lovers.

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Kevin Corrigan

Founding Editor at Maximum Wilderness
Kevin is a a rock climber, outdoors lover and comedian. He started the website you're on right now! The first time Kevin went backpacking, a bear pulled his food up a dam by a rope and ate all of it. Since then, Kevin has become much better at outsmarting bears.
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