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  • A few people have insinuated falsely that Jesus's machine was a draisienne, an unlikely mount for a hill-climbing contest.

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  • Slide 16: of Bicycles Early 19th century, Baron von Drais 'draisienne

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  • I looked to the right, where velocipedes with huge art-nouveau wheels and draisiennes with their flat, scooterlike bars evoked gentlemen in stovepipe hats, knights of progress pedaling through the Bois de Boulogne.
    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucault's Pendulum, p. 10

    September 29, 2008