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Paper, Mister?
... early-mid fifties and only did it for money to support my bike. It taught me to be self sufficient, if I wanted something, I worked for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2010 - 12:38pm

Proviso Departure: 1943
... through the East end of Proviso Yard. It was a very short bike ride in those days. The bridge in the background appears to be the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 11:04pm -

Proviso Departure: 1943

Chautauqua: 1890s
... lake has a beach with sand, there are numerous trails and bike paths but it is indeed a built up community of homes. Performers worked in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/06/2009 - 12:01pm -

Chautauqua: 1890s

Seventh Street: 1920
... Liberty Lunch wagon seems familiar, as does the bike with the jacked-up handlebars. Canvas everywhere Had I been around ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 9:27pm -

Seventh Street: 1920

Klim to Go: 1921
... about Klim ... ... but I sure am drooling over that bike! Cleveland Wheels The Cleveland Motorcycle Company was in business ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/06/2013 - 12:48pm -

Klim to Go: 1921

Bridges of Pittsburgh: 1905
... are now home of Pittsburgh University. And there's a great bike trail where those rail cars and the mill once sat. This is all less than a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/28/2012 - 5:55pm -

Bridges of Pittsburgh: 1905

My Eldon Christmas: 1964
... withdrew the funds. Getting the thing home balanced on my bike was a bit of a chore, but I had a paper carrier which made it easier. ... 
 
Posted by Vintagetvs - 09/19/2011 - 12:04am -

My Eldon Christmas: 1964

Hell Gate: 1915
... View full size. I remember this bridge! I used to bike out on Ward's Island & sit next to the base of this bridge! It brings ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 6:34pm -

Hell Gate: 1915

Harlem River: 1890
... now and they are refitting it for a linear park and bike path. It should be open by 2009. Historic slide show of the Harlem ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 2:33pm -

Harlem River: 1890

Daytona Beach: 1910
... NASCAR scout I think that's Bill France Sr. on the bike looking for a place to race stock cars. The Ridgewood Based on the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 7:15pm -

Daytona Beach: 1910

Cowboy Tricycle: 1963
... Dad on a trike? There is the picture of your brother on a bike that says 1968. Love all the photographs you post. [You are ... 
 
Posted by Tony W. - 09/17/2011 - 9:06pm -

Cowboy Tricycle: 1963

Penn Varsity: 1914
... dates back to 1874, invented by the good people at Bike: http://www.bikeathletic.com/History.aspx Support From ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 7:28pm -

Penn Varsity: 1914

Johns Hopkins: 1903
... Monument was a favorite destination when we felt like a bike ride. The main attraction was a great view of our town and the cost ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 1:57pm -

Johns Hopkins: 1903

Learning to Ride: c.1956
... 1956 - a very hot summer. This is a photo of me (on the bike) and my mom, Ona Kolis (nee Rackauskas). My name is Janine. My parents ... 
 
Posted by jk4493 - 08/15/2013 - 8:59am -

Learning to Ride: c.1956

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915
... for a woman of means who couldn't handle riding a bike or horse into town. (Prints, Cars+Trucks, D.C., Dogs, Harris + Ewing) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/27/2012 - 4:43pm -

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915

Marines vs. Army: 1924
... "Fast Electric Trains" of the WB&A gave way to a nifty bike trail. http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm Cameras It's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 11:52pm -

Marines vs. Army: 1924

Diapers Online: 1941
... our old Chevy had no seat belts, and I must have rode my bike hundreds of miles without a helmet. Dangerous times no doubt. Colors ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/18/2012 - 3:20pm -

Diapers Online: 1941

Eastern Elevator: 1900
... stands abandoned today? It's a great place to ride your bike to and explore. What Gives With the giant arms that seem to extend ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 1:21am -

Eastern Elevator: 1900

Pony Boys: 1905
... was the 1905 equivalent of having your Jet Ski or Dirt Bike at the Shore. Messy Beaches As if the beaches are not clean ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 7:56pm -

Pony Boys: 1905

NuGrape: 1924
... A friend of mine bought some solid tires for his 10-speed bike back around 1980. That was a rough ride. The cross-drilled tires on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 8:45am -

NuGrape: 1924

Speed Demon: 1938
... and of the same period as the Russell Lee photo. The bike also had many travel decals on the windscreen, most from the South. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/28/2008 - 2:08pm -

Speed Demon: 1938

Strange Leaf: 1908
... to West 208th. The stretch from Dyckman to 155th is now a bike trail. - Dave] Strange Leaf Strange Leaf ran in a trotters ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/19/2012 - 4:44pm -

Strange Leaf: 1908

Dueling Big Wheels: 1968
... brothers big wheel to the sissy bar of his Stingray bike. Together they sped around the neighborhood taunting other kids to the ... 
 
Posted by Kilroy - 12/21/2012 - 8:57pm -

Dueling Big Wheels: 1968

Detroit during 1967 Riots
... passenger train. Had just turned 12. Remember riding a bike down a street and being passed by a tank. Interesting times. Saw a lot ... 
 
Posted by brianvnt90 - 08/17/2012 - 9:12pm -

Detroit during 1967 Riots

Sunday at the Park
... skinned knee needed several stitches. I had skidded off my bike on an evening ride with my friends and I walked the bike back home. I kind of remember going to the local clinic and getting sewed ... 
 
Posted by Mvsman - 12/19/2011 - 11:25am -

Sunday at the Park

The Biker & The Cowboy: 1966
... got for Christmas 1965. A little research I did shows that bike was $39.88 new (About $289 today). The "engine" in the middle was an ... 
 
Posted by Hey Mark - 03/30/2012 - 10:47pm -

The Biker & The Cowboy: 1966

Schwinn Sting Ray: May, 1965
... Sting Ray like that. I also had the "slick" rear tire, and bike lock too. No basket,but I did move up to a tall "sissy bar" on mine. Must ... 
 
Posted by Vintagetvs - 09/19/2011 - 12:07am -

Schwinn Sting Ray: May, 1965

Bricks and Mortar: 1901
... the tracks that didn't have the raised crossties that the bike tires had to bump over. I remember hiking over them, and if your stride ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/20/2012 - 11:56am -

Bricks and Mortar: 1901

The Dawn of Video Games: 1976
... the peg board in the garage. I knocked it down getting my bike out one day and it fell on the hood of my mom's car. Suprisingly, I didn't ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 6:01pm -

The Dawn of Video Games: 1976

Easy Rider: 1966
... cap riding with my friend Robert. He taught me to ride a bike after getting tired of hauling me around like this. One day he got off the bike and gave me a push and I was solo for the first time! Next-door neighbor ... 
 
Posted by Cerrito68 - 10/05/2012 - 9:45pm -

Easy Rider: 1966
 
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