regular viewers of ABANDON YOUR CAR may have noticed some recent posts featuring historic images of cycling culture in the 20th century- lifestyle, competition, the bikes, and the people that made the scene.
images appearing on this blog are given proper copyright credit whenever possible. most are produced by the other two contributors, as well as myself. other images, the really old ones, are often far more problematic when it comes to identifying the photographers and subjects.
often, what is known is merely where the images have originated from. a good part of my personal collection was acquired from a friend by the name of Otis Taylor.
his interest at that time was primarily in curating images and artifacts pertaining to America's first cycling World Champion; the great Marshall "Major" Taylor (no relation).
he was kind enough to pass along some really fantastic stuff- many of these images have never been seen on the interwebs before, they are exclusive to ABANDON YOUR CAR, and we are honored to share them with the world.
and a big thanks goes out to Otis, who gave me some much needed schooling about how "the game" is played.