Scorchers research

These are the sources of my information for the bicycle scorcher column.

An except from Theodore Roosevelt's autobiography, writing about the New York Police.

The Huffington Post- Detroit Bike History

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Bicycle Police (PDF doc)

Scorchers, Ramblers and Rovers (PDF doc)

Biking Puget Sound- Forests, Scorchers, and Bears: Early Cycling in Seattle

Roads Were Not Built for Cars- Bike Fitting, 1890s: "I am the Scorcher"

Many images and newspaper clippings were sourced from The Retronaut- The Golden Age of the Bicycle and the Bicycle Menace.

Not actually cited for this article, but an uncomfortably hilarious read non-the-less: A List of Don'ts for Women on Bicycles, Circa 1895

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