Later, in chapter six of A Moveable Feast, Hemingway recalls the moment in Paris when Mike Ward (the best man at his wedding when he married Pauline Pfeiffer) suggested he try something better than the horse races--for example, bicycle racing
. In Hemingway's recollection, "That was a new and fine thing that I knew little about.
Pursuit bicycle racing
is a one-on-one match between two cyclists who start on opposite sides of a closed 4000-meter velodrome course.
She describes the bicycle racing
that preceded the auto races, theories about why the races occurred, key drivers, factors and events that affected the demise of the races, and comparisons to contemporary races, such as the French Grand Prix, the Vanderbilt Cup, and the Coppa Florio.
Cyclists must be an Oregon Bicycle Racing
Association member (one-day memberships are $2 during the online registration process).
The New England Bicycle Racing
Association's cyclocross regional championships in Fitchburg attracted more than 450 racers this year, with seven waves of racing Saturday and six more today.
Adrian Sarkozy, director of the Michigan Bicycle Racing
Association, is enthusiastic about the 2012 event.
The city's bicycle racing
operations fell 190 million yen into the red in fiscal 2000, the first loss in the city's 52-year history of public gambling.
It is a fully sanctioned OBRA/Oregon Bicycle Racing
event and is one of three cycling events in the Oregon Triple Crown Series.
For the record, I have never been a fan of synchronized swimming, rowing, steeplechase (sorry Mitt and Ann Romney), bicycle racing
, soccer, or anything named polo.
The city office that runs Toyama bicycle racing
in Toyama Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast started taking all kinds of steps last year in an effort to stem declines in attendance that began around 1992.
The race is sanctioned by the Oregon Bicycle Racing
Association and organized by dark30 Sports in Eugene.
Sources: Terry Longsjo-Brackett; "Hearts of Lions: The History of American Bicycle Racing
" by Peter Nye; Fitchburg Access Television; and on the Web at longsjo.com and active.com.