September 30, 2004

Recumbent history on CD from Dick Ryan

Dick Ryan, arguably the principal father of the modern day recumbent (see history) has scanned 25 years worth of recumbent pictures, over (200+) on to one CD. On it your will find:

- 1930's picture of Charles Mochet on his record setting VeloCar
- Bike advertisements including the 1936 New Grub Kingston recumbent that sold in England for 14 lbs and the 1979 Avatar (the world's first large scale production recumbent) ad
- Hand crank gurney recumbent with adjustable pontoons
- Faired and unfaired concoctions he photographed at small and large bike expos he has attended all over the world
- A trumpet recumbent
- Photos of the Gold Rush exhibit at the Smithsonian
- Low racers
- Low riders
- Folders
- Trikes
- Bike cartoons
- Select tour pictures customers have sent him from all over the world
- Antique bikes
- David Gordon Wilson's magazine article on the origin of the Avatar
- Avatar and Ryan recumbent pictures
- The MIT Daedalus project (first human powered airplane to cross the English channel) powered by one of Dick's recumbent bikes
- An antique horse drawn bike taxi
- HPV races
- A three wheeled Bob Jackson upright
- The pole bike
- Interbike shots
- Inside bike factories and bicycle showrooms
- Etc

If the rich history of the modern day recumbent that Dick was such a huge part of (did you know that it was Dick who helped Bob Bryant get Recumbent Cyclist News going and Dick also had much to do with the creative genius Jan Vandertuin and Human Powered Machines have also blessed the recumbent industry with?) fascinates you, this awesome photo collection is a must have. It could also work great as a screen saver.

For Dick, if it was like the bikes he built, creating the above collection was no doubt a labor of love. And like his bikes, this CD he is selling is underpriced. He only wants $7.00 for it and he'll pay the postage (unless you live out of the US for which he wants an additional $2)

Pay via PayPal to or money order to:

richard ryan
Richard Ryan
58 Lyle St.
Malden Ma 02148

Additional history on Ryan Recumbents here

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September 17, 2004

Bic pen opens Kryptonite Locks !!

In case U missed it, Kryptonite locks can be opened with a Bic brand ball point pen. See::

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