Who knew these things were still popular? Apparently they are, all over the place, and this latest convention of The Wheelmen took place in my old stomping grounds, Long Branch, NJ. See? There’s more to New Jersey than the Sopranos, and that awful Jersey Shore show, or Real Housewives. I couldn’t get the video to embed here (Adobe Flash involved) but you can read more and see it here. I love me some bikes, but this would make me nervous: no gears, no brakes(!), and how do they get up on the thing to start with? It boggles my mind they did a century riding these things. My great-uncle Stephen used to do centuries on his old steel bike back in the 1920s and 1930s, but I don’t know if he ever rode one of these things. Be fun to try, though!


About D. D. Syrdal

Writer of vampire stories and science fiction. First novel, "Revenants Abroad", available now at Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Kobo.com, Smashwords. If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you'd like Andrej.
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