There was once a little bicycle shop, ordinary in every way, except for the people associated with it. Brian the owner, the employees, and many of the customers were the most interesting and eccentric people I have ever met. That’s what this book is about. I have changed the location and the names to protect those involved. Everything else is true, exactly as it happened. The bike shop lasted five years before it came to a strange end. Welcome to the story of the shop and it’s people. Continue reading “Five Years In The Bike Shop”
If you could get in your car right now and start driving nonstop to the moon at 55 miles per hour (88 kph), you would get there in a little over six months (27 weeks). If your car could get 20 miles per gallon (8.5 km per liter) on this trip, you would need 12,500 gallons (47,300 liters) of fuel.
The first car tires were evolved from an invention by John Dunlop, a veterinarian. In those days (1888), doctors and vets had to make their own gloves from liquid rubber. He adopted the technology to make air-filled tires for his son’s tricycle.