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When a US Secretary of the Navy said cyclists ruled the roads

'The biggest people on the road!' Puck magazine, May 1896.

‘The biggest people on the road!’ Puck magazine, May 1896.

“The man who owns a bicycle rides his own steed. He throws his dust in the face of the man in the carriage, so that it is no longer pleasant to ride in a coach and four.”
John D. Long, US Secretary of the Navy, New York Times, 1899

Puck cover: Flickr.

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