Monday, May 1, 2017

The Motorcycle Magazine - October 1903

The Motorcycle Magazine, October 1903 issue is available for your viewing pleasure.

"Across America on a Motor Bicycle"
By George A. Wyman

In addition to Wyman's report, of the 5th and last leg of his epic ride across America, are several interesting articles about motorcycling in October, 1903.
  • "The Road to Knowledge," by Alvin Rich:  The lessons of ride craft and keeping the motorcycle running at it best happen along the road.  
  • "Developing the Double Machine,"  by C.W. Brown:  Pillions and the art of taking her along for the ride.
  • "The Tour of Jack LaFiance," by Charles Hersey Fenner:  A ride report of a familiar nature.
  • "Motor Bicycles for Military Use," by Herbert N. Arthur:  Wyman's example inspires General Nelson A. Miles to adapt the motorcycle for military use.
  • "Suggestions for Beginners," by Frank B. Widmayer:  So, you just got a motorcycle delivered in a crate?  The 1903 version of the modern "Out of the Box"  YouTube video.   
Watch for the November 1903 edition of The Motorcycle Magazine next month.

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