Country Life Volume 4

Country Life Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...that on this line in July last we conveyed 43,068 bicycles (including mail-carts), and in August I anticipate the number will exceed 50,000. Seeing that we have to carry these without any warning (as, for instance, when the weather sets in wet), you will uiideislaiul the difficulty we have experienced in dealing with the traffic." The Gazelle drops somewhat heavily upon this statement, and regards it as an object-lesson on the subject of railway incompetence. The contended it is argued, show only too clearly that there is a sufficiency of bicycle traffic to justify the provision of special accommodation for machines. As a rule, it is argued, it is not lack of room for his machine which the cyclist has to complain of, but lac!; of means for the main.aining of the cycle in position. The only rider I should be disp 'Sed to add 10 this contention is with regard to suburban traffic, which does present some practical difficulty, inasmuch as the trains are necessarily very lon, and the vans very short accordingly. On main line trains, however, there is not the slightest difficulty as regards mere room, but no man can guarantee that his machine will not be badly scraped, to say the least, before aiming at his journey's e.d. A good deal has appeared of late in the daily Press as to the distress among cycle workers at Coventry, a fact which is regrettable enough, but is by no means to be regarded as an indication of the decline of the pastime. The present state of affairs is merely the natural outcome of the boom of 1S96, when makers were so utterly bewildered by the inrush of orders that they took steps to greatly increase their facilities for manufacture. All the schemes then set afoot, in the way of new factories and the like, have since matured, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 918 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,606g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655400
  • 9781236655400