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Looks like the local news posted our scheduled? I don't have Outlook to open  :P

The 52nd National Wheelmen Convention will be hosted in Sedalia July 24-28.

Antique high wheel races will be hosted in combination with amateur and professional modern races both downtown (July 27) and on the Missouri State Fairgrounds (July 28).

Other events include bicycle rides, swap meets and clinics, guest speakers, performers, exhibits, and a flyover by a 1941 Waco UPF7 open cockpit biplane.

Events will be hosted in downtown Sedalia, State Fair Community College, Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School and Missouri State Fairgrounds.

So I Google Biplane ride Sedalia Missouri and a Popular Mechanics article popped up on taking a ride on a B2 Stealth Bomber out of Whiteman Air Force Base, just a bicycle ride west of Sedalia.  :D


• 52nd annual Wheelmen Meet July 24-28 in Sedalia. The meet will take place at State Fair Community College and the Missouri State Fairgrounds along with the Century Day Ride on the Katy Trail. The downtown Criterium will be hosted in conjunction with the meet. For more information, visit

Mural: The Oklahoma Land Rush, April 22, 1889, by John Steuart Curry at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

 It is located at the at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.   
 It you look closely at the green wagon with the red wheels, you'll notice the wagon read, "Curry Wagon Works Madison, WI."

Note - the copy I found someone vandalize the wagon top. Wrote Sedalia instead of Oklahoma or bust. 8)

Everyone is going to Sedalia, Missouri :D
July 24-28, 2019

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: 1900 London trolley ride
« on: December 03, 2018, 05:55:40 AM »
Very cool!  I like the kids playing chicken where the tracks split.  :o
“A ‘devil strip’ is railroad slang for the strip of land between two sets of railroad tracks.

Any Connecticut Wheelmen available to surprise Donald?

U.S. Navy veteran Donald Langlois, Sr., has been selected to marshal Branford’s 2018 Veterans Day Parade.
Now retired, he worked for Pratt & Whitney, WNHC Radio and TV, Armstrong Tire/Pirelli Tire, and R & D Special Performance Tire Design and owned his own printing company for 28 years.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: STOLEN BICYCLES!
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:15:07 PM »
While riding my RBR around town I was stopped by a policeman. :P He just staring asking about my bike. Apparently, I convince him or my head badge didn't match. He confided that its not the stolen high wheeler that someone took from the back of the police station. The police got it for a community relations item.
I knew the local bike shop would put one out front and sometimes close-up shop and forget to bring it in.   

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Bicycle collector has passed
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:35:05 AM »
"Jack DeVries, a veteran Bellingham retailer and collector of all things bicycling, died Tuesday, Sept. 11. He was 83.
During the 1950s, DeVries rode penny farthings with a group in parades in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle.
Jack was just as passionate about collecting cycling memorabilia. “Our old shop (pre-1995) was an old-time shop where you had everything stuffed into a shop that you could. There were a ton of antique bikes on the walls and ceiling,” Kent recalled. “And his house from ’74 until he moved down to Arizona was nothing but bicycle stuff. Literally every nook and cranny you could see in the place."

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
The River Walk has a interesting history of how it came to be.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Early pedal photo
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:23:14 PM »
The source was a old fashion photographic print. The metadata on back looks old tech.

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Wheeling is just like flying
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:25:15 PM »
Found this article in the “The Aeronautical annual” 1896. 
(note - the Wright brothers first glider flew in 1900)

General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Early pedal photo
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:49:44 PM »
Apparent this doesn't like TIF images. Here it is as a JPG.
And you cant edit or delete the first post?

Discussions on vintage bike builders and reproductions. / Woody
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:43:27 PM »
1942 Don Truitt built the “Wooden Wacky” to beat the rubber shortage.

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