Route 66 Buzz-Diamondback Bike Spinning Around Tulsa At 6 In The Morning

The starvation and death of horses caused by crop failure in 1816, the Year Without a Summer (following the volcanic eruption of Tambora in 1815), drove German Baron Karl von Drais, a civil servant to the Grand Duke of Baden to invent the first bicycle. On his first reported ride from Mannheim on June 12, 1817, he covered eight miles in less than an hour. Constructed…

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.