We LOVE cycling here at TGM HQ and whether you rely on your bike for transportation or exercise, you’ll enjoy these ten fun facts on this amazing two-wheeled vehicle. 1. In 1817, Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a horseless carriage that would help him get around faster. The two-wheeled, pedal-less device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, The machine became known as the “draisine,” and led to the creation of the modern-day bicycle. 2. The term “bicycle” was not introduced until the 1860s, when it was coined in France to describe a new kind of two-wheeler with a mechanical drive. 3. Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who built the first flying airplane, operated a …
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Today is a defining moment in UK cycling history. Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France as Mark Cavendish his team mate also claimed a 23rd stage victory, incredible TEAMWORK and incredible RESULT!!! Why not visit the official Tour de France website http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2012/us/ and learn more about this super human cycling race. History was made se magnifique!!!
The line between insanity and genius is said to be a fine one and the incredible Tour de France cycle race is just around the corner http://www.letour.fr/us/homepage_horscourseTDF.html here at TGM HQ we want to take this opportunity to wish a happy 193rd birthday (First patented on the 26th of June 1819 by Denis Johnson) to all bikes out there…whether old or new, rusty or shiny, bicycles are and always will be pretty epic. WE LOVE YOU!!!
He is a sport lover and you have to admire him for his relentless activity!!! This time around Maximatosis was caught on camera on the famous Champs-Elysess watching the Tour de France 2011 winner Cadel Evans celebrate his great victory. Does he ever miss out an opportunity to self promote?