Bicycles – The Most Efficient Transportation Method Available

The Dandy Horse was the first tandem two-wheeled vehicle. The rider’s walking propelled it. The inventor of the first mechanically propelled bike remains a mystery, although some evidence points to a Scottish blacksmith around 1839, or a Frenchman who developed the Penny-Farthing. In the 1860’s pedals were added to an enlarged front wheel. Wire spoke wheels were introduced about 1869 followed by the rear wheel chain drive, and the...

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Sage’s First Camping Trip

Sage sat at my feet while I drank tea. Four sheep wandered by—their hooves clicking on the asphalt. Sage looked at me as if asking, “What are they?” “Sheep. Wow. I wonder how they got in the campground?” I said to Nancy in the trailer. Sage trotted toward the sheep. At fifteen feet she barked, the sheep ran, and Sage herded them through a campsite of four tents disrupting their breakfast. I caught Sage, apologized, and carried her to...

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