Tag Archives: bicycles

April 2, 1958

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1958 a tornado in Wichita Falls, Texas set a new wind speed record of 450 kph (280 mph). These speeds were so high that the WTAB (Witches Travel Advisory Board) advised that all brooms … Continue reading

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February 11, 1878

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1878 the first U.S. bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, was formed. This was before gears and to have a speedy, fast bike, required the front wheel (which was the pedaling wheel) to be bigger … Continue reading

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February 25, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974, Veronica and Colin Scargill of England began a tandem bicycle ride that began in New York City and lasted until August 27, 1975 and saw the couple cross the entire world and spanned … Continue reading

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