Around the World on a Bicycle

In 1884, the 29 year old Thomas Stevens set out from San Fransisco on the 'modern mechanical invention' of the Penny Farthing to circumnavigate the globe on his 'big wheel'. His book - "Around the World on a Bicycle" - was published in 1888 and his writings are presented here in blog form. Read more in the archive.

Batavia Wheelmen

Leaving Buffalo next morning I pass through Batavia, where the wheelmen have a most aesthetic little club-room. Besides being jovial and whole-souled fellows, they are awfully aesthetic; and the sweetest little Japanese curios and bric-a-brac decorate the walls and tables.

Posted in stevens blog by Thomas Stevens on Thursday 24th Jul 1884 (11:00 +0000) | Add a comment | Permalink

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