We love bicycling as a lifestyle, culture, and sport. We love to ride, build, restore, oggle and sometimes race bicycles. We also love to talk on at great length about our ideas, opinions and exploits involving all of the above. Welcome to our BLOG!

Abandon Your Car is not a slogan or ideology so much as a reminder to all of us to get away from our petro-mobiles as often as we possibly can and embark on life as an adventure by bicycle.

We'll keep you current on the important road and trail beta from our home base in Palisade, Colorado and shower you with our .02 cents about the ongoings of bicycle tribes the world over.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

two images for today




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.

being the big-time player "lifer" in the bike industry that i am, there have been plenty of opportunities to curate a vast hoard of ephemera, treasures and other items related to cycling culture in those ancient times; many photographs being among them.

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.

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