The Cyclist and Wheel World Annual

The Cyclist and Wheel World Annual

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...His style is as good as ever, and he is always to be relied on for consistent riding. M. H. Hay--one of the most erratic of riders, possessed of a wonderful turn of speed--never seems to train for two days together. He is very fond of gallery spurts from a back mark and is altogether a very unsatisfactory performer, and one whom the handicapper can only make safe by handicapping him on his best--but occasionally eccentric--shows. Might take high honours if he would train steadily. F. G. Beck, one of the oldest riders on the path, after a whole winter of steady work, came out in excellent form and showed that he was no whit behind the riders of the day in pace and judgment. Like most of those who revisit the path after a long absence, he soon retired again into road riding life, after doing good service for his club. Oliver Thorn--a worthy successor of " Billy of that ilk "--has, by hard and steady training, at length got back to scratch, and although, in our opinion, rather hardly treated, he, in true amateur spirit, rather likes it. Has on several occasions shown rare form and judgment, and at one time looked like getting away from his field in the Surrey Cup. His form is more pronounced than that of his brother, and he adopts the same all-black costume. If he continues next season he may be expected to still further improve, as he has shown steadily improving form since he took to racing. H. Stinton--another improving rider who much favours the "Bridges." By dint of steady work he has got on a short mark, and, as his development has been comparatively gradual, he will, without doubt, advance next season. F B. Medcalf--the "unfortunate one "--has ridden well up to form but no better, and is consequently well gauged...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604377
  • 9781236604378