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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A two wheeled WHAT?

This morning, as I watched someone ride past on a bicycle, I wondered for a moment about the person(s) who invented the bicycle. What reaction must they have gotten the first time they rode through town on a self-propelled two-wheel contraption? Thank goodness they were bold enough to do it, even though they were almost certainly mocked a little for it. Imagine how many great inventions may have been missed throughout history because the inventor wasn’t bold enough to risk ridicule.

3 comments:

Karmyn R said...

I've never thought of that - but back then, those first bicycles were pretty crazy looking anyway with that big huge front wheel.

Lucia said...

I'm just grateful they invented it, as I had a wonderful ride to and from work today in what couldn't be better weather.

Liz said...

I was thinking the same thing as Karmyn. Who would have ever thought that first bike with the giant wheel would have ever taken off?