A. J. Menne

From Wooljersey


Menne brought the Bay Citys up from fourth to third position on this relay, passing the Acmes. The San Jose Road Club still kept first place and the Californias sixth. The Alamedas continued to establish their right to last by dropping still further behind, being nearly a quarter of an hour later than the leaders.

The wonder is that Menne did so well on this relay, for he was as unfortunate as McCrea, puncturing his rear tire when the distance was but half covered. He had to slow down, and was soon overtaken by his speedy trailer, Fred Day. In trying to make a quick exchange of wheels both fell, and rolled into the gutter. Neither was hurt, and Menne, hastily remounting Day's wheel, was away in a second on the balance of his journey. Day had to walk to the end of the relay, leading Menne's disabled wheel. Distance five miles. He was much annoyed.

Rider. Club. Time. Actual
1 C. R. Coulter Olympic 11:15:44 26:34
2 Al Hubbard Garden C 11:15:44 26:19
3 A. J. Menne Bay City 11:15:47 25:25
4 E. J. Smith Acme 11:17:47 27:27
5 Ray Hogg San Jose 11:17:49 25:04
6 H. Sternberg California 11:18:25 25:22
7 L. S. Leavitt San Fran 11:20:34 25:49
8 P. R. Mott Reliance 11:21:54 26:54
9 T. Alboselle Imperial 11:24:00 28:38
10 M. E. Gaines Alameda 11:29:18 29:33
Fastest time - 1894, 27:55; 1895, 28:13.

WELLS WON FOR THE BAY CITYS. - For the Second Time This Club Gets the Relay Cup. 100-mile relay race - The San Francisco Call, 13 Apr 1896