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50 Years Ago: July 1969 in Bicycling! magazine

Old 07-02-19, 11:08 AM
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50 Years Ago: July 1969 in Bicycling! magazine

As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll do my best to send you a pdf.
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Note the Road Test (Huffy Tourister) was included previously as a separate post in C & V.














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As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll do my best to send you a pdf.
Just send me a PM that includes your email address.

Note the Road Test (Huffy Tourister) was included previously as a separate post in C & V.














That's pretty fun. I was wondering how anyone managed to ride a bike up Mt. Whitney, then I read that he walked it. That's dedication. Mt Whitney is still on my bucket list of things to do.
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^ "This is one small step-through for man, one giant leap for cyclistkind."
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Really enjoy seeing these old (er, I mean, "classic") magazines and articles, thanks for posting!
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The (d)evolution of language....



1969 Sure, ok...
2019 WTF, man**********


While I am willing to venture that Bicycling would not publish a cover photo like this today...Is de changez 50 yrs dun t'inglish, make dis cover whack, dude.

Q: Are we not men?


As always, thanks for posting.
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Al pushed a 62x16 up those hills, and was the last man standing?
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I bet he was rather upset that he left his pedals at home!
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Q: Are we not men?
A: No. We are .....
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There are three things that totally impressed me about that magazine:

1. It's a publication full of in depth stories about bicycling trips, not a glossy rag packed with advertisements and advertisements masquerading as stories.

2. Pushing a bike to the top of Mount Whitney!? I pushed myself to the top of Mount Whitney last year and that was no mean feat. It's not like there's a road or sidewalk that leads to the top.

3. 62 x 16!?
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I love these posts, @SpeedofLite. Thanks, and keep 'em coming!
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I bet he was rather upset that he left his pedals at home!
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Back in the day when Bicycling had staffers that could write. Bicycle Quarterly is the best rag in the biz now.
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Hope the "Hoe Down" didn't apply to the model exiting the water, but I wouldn't have minded "Maximizing the Risk" with her.
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My copies of Bicycling! have never lasted 50 years, because I use the magazine for toilet paper (after crumpling to soften the pages), and who wants to keep used toilet paper around for half a centuery???
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My copies of Bicycling! have never lasted 50 years, because I use the magazine for toilet paper (after crumpling to soften the pages), and who wants to keep used toilet paper around for half a centuery???
You should have lived in Canada where you could have used the Eaton's catalogue, helpfully left hanging from a coat hanger at the door of your outhouse.
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