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jungle: fourteen thousand miles a-wheel among the temples and people of the Indian

plain. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904.  {1163935}

They made two cycling trips to India, where they studied the people and architectural

ruins.  They traveled with an Indian servant, who went ahead by train to arrange for the

evening’s accommodations and meal.


Jerome, Jerome K. The humours of cycling.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1905.  {37319983}

Collection of short stories by noted authors (Jerome and H. G. Wells) as well as some less well known writers, such as Edna C. Jackson and Arthur H. Lawrence.

Henderson, E. E., and J. Walker, with pen and ink sketches by T. C. F. Brotchie. Cycle, camp

and camera in the Highlands.  Edinburgh: John Menzies & Company, 1905.  {28818669}

Henderson wrote of three tours, one including ladies, while Walker wrote of seven.  

Together they provided information on tents and equipment. The tours ranged from

weekend travel to a fortnight, riding from ten to thirty plus miles a day.  Henderson and

Walker wrote of the natural environment, Scottish history, and the joys of camping.  More interested in camping than cycling.

Wells, H. G. (1866-1946).  A modern utopia.  London: Chapman & Hall, 1905.  {1224080}

Wells, H. G. (1866-1946).   Kipps.  New York: Macmillan, 1905.  {861527}

A young man in the retail trade, Artie Kipps has always been interested in cycling.  The

novel focuses on the rise, fall, and salvation of the young man, with the bicycle playing

only a minor role.


Dawson, S.  Incidents in the course of a long cycling career.  N.p. N.p., 1906.  {41074297}

(National Library of Ireland)

Murphey, Claude C. Around the United States by bicycle.  Detroit: Press of Raynor & Taylor, 1906.  {1471644}

From May, 1904 through August, 1905, Claude Murphey and Clarence Darling  rode

through forty five states four territories and the District of Columbia to win a bet of five

thousand dollars that they could complete the ride within eighteen months supporting

themselves solely through the sale of trinkets.  They lost in Vermont when they ran out of


Twain, Mark (1835-1910).  “Taming the Bicycle,” in What is man? And other essays.  London:

Watts & Co., 1906.  {31756341}

Twain wrote this short story in the early 1880’s, the heyday of the high wheel bicycle, but

did not publish it until a couple of decades later.  In this story he described his trials and

tribulations in learning to ride.


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