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Did you ever hear of George Nellis?

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Started 1 year, 3 months ago ago by CyclingRoberto
Latest reply from Bill Penland 1 year, 3 months ago ago

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    CyclingRoberto
  • While your riding your bicycle this July on RAGBRAI, think about the 24 year-old man from New York who rode his fifty-two inch full nickeled Expert Columbia from Davenport to Omaha in eight days… in 1887! First east-west transcontinental bicycle ride. The entire journey took him 72 days. Keep in mind this was before the automobile. You can read this man’s journal of his incredible journey here:

    http://www.thewheelmen.org/sections/americanjourneys/goldengate/nellis_1.asp

    See you on the road!


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #494698

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    Bill Penland
  • Haven’t previously heard of him, but looks like a really engaging and interesting read CR, thanks a lot. I’ve bookmarked it for reading over lunch!


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    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago ago #494717

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