October 05, 2005

conundrum of the moment

how could the person who invented the first bicycle, ride it
(undoubtedly crash) and then say, "oh yeah. these'll be easy to ride.
everyone will be able to do it?"

1 Comments:

Blogger Leslie said...

I think it's fun that the first bikes actually started out as glorified scooters. They didn't have pedals or gears, didn't have rubber tires, and didn't even have steering mechanisms. They did have two wheels, and they were reportedly painful (you got that right), but their invention was an incredibly incremental process.

Thursday, October 06, 2005 8:57:00 AM  

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