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Bill on Wheels: 1922

Bill on Wheels: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Billy Denham, 9/5/22." Competitive cyclist both motor- and bi-. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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I Don't Need No Stinkin' Goggles

Real men do it without gloves.
You gotta love the pre OSHA head and ear protection plus the custom made shoestring chin strap.
Below is one of Mr Denham's press clippings from 1915.

1915 Indian

Here is a photo of a 1915 Indian. The engine is identical to Mr Denham's while the front forks are different.

The bike

Is an Indian single-cylinder flat track racer from sometime in the 'teens.

The well-dressed motorcyclist

Always wear a tie. It can serve as a tourniquet or assist in making a splint should you need either.

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