- May 11, 2020
Interesting thoughts Flecc.It wasn't always this way, back in the 1950s and before we also rode at 12 mph or less and only some kids had drop bars to emulate racers.
The 1950's were an interesting period in personal mobility. Bicycles doing 12mph, autocycles (BSA Winged Wheel et al) doing 20mph, smaller motorbikes doing 30-40mph and cars/ full-sized motorbikes going "full speed". Even allowing for a smaller population, that sounds like a recipe for a few crashes!