November Rain of Gratitude – Day 19


Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement, German Baron Karl von Drais, and Kirkpatrick MacMillan, a Scottish blacksmith, are the recipients of today’s gratitude for each of their roles in the development of the modern day bicycle. Without the invention of the velocipede back in 1817 and it’s subsequent technological advancements there would be no mountain bike, no motocross, no Tour de France, no beach cruisers, no cool “ring ring” bicycle bells, no bike shorts… well…uuuhhh…eerr.. let’s just be happy we can ride a bike and leave it at that.

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