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WHEELS AfID RIDERS
Hard riding sextette of avom-
EN cyclists in a boston
CYCLE TRACK AT ATHENS.
KEW RACE COURSE FOR OLYMPIC
GAMES MADE OF CE-
Latest cycling inventions.
Canopy for the Wheel— Novel Wind
Motor Bicycle— Elastic Bicycle
The Commonwealth Bicycle club
©f Boston, has a large number of long
distance lady riders, sufficient, in fact,
to form several crews for the sextette
and that its crack team could make a
most excellent showing there is no
doubt, if the mileage record of the past
year is any criterion to go by. One
sextette, Indeed, is already at work pre
paring for the road races of the com
ing season. It is composed of Mrs. J.
M. Savage, Miss Bessie L. Newman,
Miss Nellie J. Cox, Miss Mac L. Kim
ball, Miss Redman and Mrs, A, M.
Mrs. J. M. Savage is considered one
of the crack riders of the East. She
has been a devotee of the wheel for
nearly five years, and during that time
has made 33 centuries and cov
ered 19,000 miles. She was one of the
first women to make the ride of the
Boston, Providence and Worcester tri
angle, a distance of 145 miles. That was
in 1893, and the ride at that time was
considered next to impossible for an
ordinary rider, much less a woman.
Since then she has made the run ev
ery season. Her mileage for last sea
son was 5,437 miles.and included twelve
centuries. She was one of the first two
ladies who Introduced the bloomer
costume for cycling.
Miss Bessie L. Newman is Mrs. Sav
age's mate, and has accompanied her
A SEXTIPLETPIL OF NBW WOMEN.
(The First Sextuplet In Boston to Be Ridden by Women, Members of the Commonwealth Club.— a Photograph Taken Especially
for the Boston Journal by . W. H. Partridge.)
on all her long rides during the past
two years. During - the past season
Miss Newman wheeled 5,550 miles and
eleven centuries, and one of them was
from Brattleboro, Vt., to Boston. On
this trip she was accompanied by Mrs.
Bavage, and, although it is one of the
hardest rides in New England, it was
made in twelve hours. She is secretary
of the Commonwealth club.
Miss Nellie J. Cox' is a fast rider.
Last summer she rode tandem with
Mrs. Savage in the Steams county run,
pacing the scorchers' division at eight
een miles an hour. During the 100-mile
ride there were but two stops, and
there was a strong head wind both
ways. During the season of 1895 Miss
Cox rode 3,500 miles, including two cen
Miss Mac L. Kimball is a veteran
rider, having p record of 3,350 miles to
her credit and seven centuries for the
season of '95. £, .y v y-y \
Miss Redman is another of the crack
riders, and acted as pacemaker in the
club's century last fall. : It was her
first, but she finished in fine form at
the : head of the bunch. I Her mileage
for the season was 3,500 and one cen
Mrs. A. M. Skinner is another fast
rider, and last year she rolled up a
mileage of 3,100, including one cen
AN ELASTIC CORSET.
Perhaps the most perplexing subject
for consideration of wheelwomen is
how to get a corset exactly suitable
for wear while enjoying their favorite
exercise. Some admirable theories
have been advanced concerning the
mooted question of dispensing with
them entirely, but it has not met with
the hearty approval of the vast ma
jority. The combined skill of designer
and manufacturer has been taxed to
furnish an acceptable corset or a su
perior substitute. One firm appears to
have at last succeeded in supplying
the most unobjectionable contrivance
which has yet been put upon the mar
ket. Whalebone in the heavily boned
stays break with the constant swaying
or the body, and in a short time become
useless; therefore, nothing developed
on this order has proved serviceable to
the woman bicyclist. Elastic webbing
has been advantageously utilized by
the firm referred to in constructing a
corset. For stout ones two bands are
joined above the waist line, the sec
ond fitting snugly over the hips for sev
eral inches The upper one is fitted to
the form by means of darts and is at
tached to a crocheted waist, which
helps to support the bust. It is the
embodiment of comfort and is destined
to be popular with the athletic woman.
Another style has but one broad elastic
band, "which terminate^ at the waist
line and is a sort ot empire girdle.
HUNDREDS OF PATENTS.
There are filed in Washington 725
applications for patents on bicycle im
provements.- But it is difficult to sup
pose that of that number named any
are likely to prove more interesting
than an invisible brake which, when
applied to a running fixed wheel,
seemed to be thoroughly effective. If
the contrivance is as good on the
road as on the stand, wheelwomen
will be able to surprise the multitude
by wondrous back-pedalling. After the
twentieth century bloomer girl whose
mission seemed to be to prevent over-
crowding other novelties of great
est interest were the new non-punct
urable tire, which will be especially
useful for tandems, and the multogear,
which gives the rider a choice of three
gears, or of throwing the shaft * out
of gear altogether. Whether; of great
use or not. the device is pronounced
very Ingenious. . **>"• '"•- 1;
CYCLE TRACKS AT ATHENS.
The new cycle track at Athens for
the Olympic games is made of cement
and will b? 1,094 feet per lap. • Its av
erage width will -be twenty-three feet,
with thirty-two feet at the tape. The
maximum banking of the turns is four
feet. There will be seats for 4,000 spec
tators, but if necessary 6,000 can be
accommodated. Seats will be reserved
in the center for the royal family and
invited guests. * The racing ' quarters
will include * storage for cycles, mas
sage and bath rooms and even bed
rooms. The track will be lighted by
electricity. The Hellenic club will /or
ganize the races [ for the Olympic
games. "'""*.' " '"lyy^'i '"
TAKING A WHEEL ABROAD.
It will be of interest to people going
abroad and taking ' their wheels 7 with
them to know that the steamship lines
charge $2.50 , for the .transportation
of a wheel, and that it is necessary to
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1896.
have it crated, as bicycles are put
down into the hold along with other
bulky baggage. The crating will cost
$1, and will be done at any bicycle re
pair shop. The same crate can be used
on the return trip, but, of course, there
will be a small charge for storing it
on the other side during the trip. The
simplest way is to ride your wheel to
the repair shop where the crating is to
be done and have it taken from there
directly to the steamship, and on the
return trip send the bicycle again to
the repair shop, where the crate will be
removed and the machine put in proper
shape for immediate use.
BATHING AFTER A SPIN.
The proper way to bathe after a
cycle ride in warm weather has been
described by an old-time wheelman as
follows: "A rational bath is important
from a health point of view, and the
good work of the different organs of
the body. After a long spin on the
bicycle, where the rider perspires and
is covered with the dust of the road, it
is necessary not only to wash, but to
refresh the skin. Many cyclists bathe
in the ordinary manner, with hot or
warm water and soap. Plunging into
warm water and conscientiously rub
bing themselves, • they afterward feel
enervated, weakened and Incapable of
doing anything but sleep. What a
wheelman needs after a ride is a very
quick bath, or a shower with the water
as cold as he can bear it, and then a
long and vigorous rubbing with rough
towels. If water with a little salt or
alcohol in it is used, the tonic effects
are increased. It is not necessary to
plunge entirely into the water. A large
sponge soaked in water rubbed over
the body, followed by' a vigorous rub
bing with a rough towel, is sufficient.
The feeling is one of exhilaration and
lessens, if it does not entirely remove,
any sense of fatigue."
FOR USE ON A SUNNY DAY..
Few wheelmen in Florida pass more
time on the bicycle than George C.
Mathews, of Jacksonville. In that land
of sunshine the wheelman is frequently
inconvenienced by the heat, and Mr.
Mathews has invented a canopy for
use when the sun beats down too
strongly for comfort. The construction
is simple and the inventor has had nu
merous Imitators already.
FROM DENTIST TO WHEEL.
The bicycle is probably not a pan
acea for all human ills, but it has many
uses from the point of view of health.
One of the newest is described by a
man who has lately gone to his den-
CANOPY FOR THE BICYCLE.
tist's a number of times awheel. "Ev
erybody," he says,*' who has ever sat
in a dentist's chair -is familiar with
the nervous strain that ensues, even if
the operation submitted to is not spe
cially painful. There is something.
about the grinding and whizzing and
the hammering ; and the strain upon
the face muscles. that sets one's nerves
on edge, and the feeling. does not pass
away, in my own case, at least, until
(Weight 322 pounds; President of the Lakeslii Wheelmen and Treasurer of the America
Cycling Club, Chicago.} . -, >•-■"?■■.
some time after the visit is over. The
best antidote I have discovered is the
wheel. No matter what has taken
place in the dentist's office, I find that
when I go out and mount I am able
to get my equilibrium restored much
more quickly than if I walk or get
into a car and try to read.
NEW SADDLE FROM MICHIGAN.
A novel form of saddle is the joint
invention of Alexander Dodds and
Charles D. Thompson, of Grand Rap
ids, Mich. It is constructed of a stout
wire, one end of which Is inserted in
the end of a transverse saddle post,
curving upward in spirals of
gradually increasing diameter large
enough for ■"'* 'one - half of the
saddle, when it 'is carried out in
front to form the pommel and then
brought back and the other .half of
the saddle formed by a reverse of the
first operation/ the > other, end . being
fastened in the opposite end of the
transverse post. The coils are then
covered with- canvass, or other suit
able material, and the top with a layer
of felt and leather. The advantages
claimed for this saddle are perfect ad
justment to the; varying positions of the
legs of the rider and perfect counter
action to the inequalities of the road.
WIND RESISTANCE USEFUL.
How to make bicycles go more easily
is the problem that haunts the invent
ors' brains. Here is one attempt at its
solution: Fix a large funnel, with the
mouth like "those on the air funnels of
steamships to"' the front of your ma
chine. It faces* of course, in the" direc
tion you are going."- and: catches all
the air that comes within Its compass.
A tube running. down the backbone of
your machine' carries the air r to the
chain. Great pressure of atmosphere is
obtained by means .of *, this gradually
narrowing funnel and 5 tube, and It
blows out forcefully- upon little cups
that you have had attached in readi
ness to catch it upon the chains. This
wind accelerates the chain's movement,
Just as your breath turns a paper
windmill." The current of ' air carries
the' links with it to the back of the
case, whence the air escapes by means
of a tube which is bent forward and
downward and" terminates just in front
of the tire of the^driving wheel, close
to the ground^ This exhaust air blows
all tacks and Other obstacles out of the
path of the wheel, thus saving it from
punctures. It should be explained that
the huge mouth of the funnel is made
of transparent L celluloid, so that the
view of the rider shall not be obscured.
This is not" a -lYaakee invention; It is
English. -■..-. -br -a .*»,..", ...
A wheel should be cleaned and oiled
at least once a week. To clean the
wheel, remove the lamp, place the
wheel upside down, resting on the sad
dle and the handle bar, which rest on
a cloth or piece of old carpet to pre
vent its being marred. Remove the
dust from the wheel with a dry brush.
If the rims and frames are muddy, use
~ . ■
a wet cloth; a small brush will be
found useful in cleaning the sand of
mud from the hub and sprocket wheel.
If the enamel of the frame appears
streaked after washing off the mud it
should be rubbed with a dry cloth or
a piece of chamois skin. Do not use
oily rags on the enameled parts. The
spokes should be cleaned with a cloth.
Every month the chain should be re
moved and ' soaked in turpentine, fol
lowed by kerosene oil or in kerosene
THE WIND-MOTOR BICYCLE.
oil alone. The sprocket wheels should
be thoroughly cleaned before replacing
the chain. There are a number of chain
lubricators on the market, including a
mica lubricator, which will not soil the
hands or clothes. Many wheelmen
lubricate their chains - with a semi
fluid preparation of lumbago and the
solid graphite as well; only a small
quantity of lubricant is required. After
the bicycle is cleaned it should be thor
oughly oiled and the bearings should
be examined and tightened, if neces
sary. * When j the bicycle, is put Up for
the winter it should not be allowed to
stand on the floor. - It should be hung
up with the tires partially Inflated;
this will tend to preserve the tires.
Queer idea! Selling health and vigor in
bottles! Hamm's Bock Beer is a sinew
builder. Telephone 935-2 for a case.
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In every part a Bicycle must be
In every part a Bicycle must be
adjustable, so as to fit the vary-
ing conditions of human anato-
my. No Bicycle so fully meets
this requirement as the
- Columbia Saddles are the stand-
ard of comfort, and the Colum
bia Adjustable Handle Bar Is the
. standard of rigid adjusting com-
pleteness. Columbias in con-
struction and quality are in a
. class by themselves.
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we have the Best Selection of Bicycles .
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Have outsold every other highest ;
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Because they represent the Best
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Value for the Least Money. The Craw
ford line has more riders in St. Paul
than any other make. Watch
them, and see if it is not so. You get
a reliable wheel, upon which you can *
depend,and you make a safe selection, ■
in a Crawford. If you do not want
to pay $100 for a wheel, examine the
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Wo carry the best line of Sundries,
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