R. E. Dow

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Romanzo "Roma" E Dow - 21 December 1873 – 30 July 1913


Garden City Cyclers

The mile tandem race, the second ever run on the coast, was interesting as a novelty and fast time was made. The starters were: Dow and Smith, Garden City; Benson and Hardenbrook, San Jose Road Club, Reid and Birdsall, Californias. The first-named won the race quite handily in 2:11 4-5, with Benson and Hardenbrook second. The time made is the coast competition tandem record. These tandem races are interesting and meet-promoters would do well to introduce them more frequently.


Smith and Dow (Garden City) paced the race on a tandem and made it very fast - so very fast that the world's competition record for the distance was lowered. Frank M. Byrne of the Imperial Club won the race, and his time was 1:01. The best previous performance was that of C. C. Collins at Denver, August 25 last, whose time was 1:01 4-5.

ONE RECORD BROKEN. - Byrne Went a Half Mile at San Jose in 1:01. - The San Francisco Call - September 10, 1895

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