ROAD RECORD TRIAL. - To Be Made by Charles M. Smith of the Garden City Cyclers. - San Jose Mercury-news, 16 October 1896
ROAD RECORD TRIAL.
To Be Made by Charles M. Smith of the Garden City Cyclers.
Sydney B. Vincent of the Bay City Wheelmen will make a trial, paced by the Rambler quad, and M. M. Cook of the Imperial Cycling Club will attempt it, paced by tandems. Their trials will take place over the San Leandro-Haywards course, on which the record was made. In a practice trial yesterday afternoon Smith rode easily in 11:40, the pacing being done by one tandem manned by Hardy Downing and H. D. Baker of the Cyclers. On account of Downing being a professional he cannot pace at the sanctioned trial.
Many teams were encountered and the roads were wet in several places from the sprinkling carts, so the time was necessarily slow on these accounts. Smith’s clubmates have great confidence in his ability to break the record.