The Bicycle Sports. - The San Francisco Examiner, 22 Nov 1886
The Bicycle Sports.
Thomas Stevens has abandoned the idea of riding through China, so he will be here about the end of the year, earlier than he expected. The company whose wheel he is advertising have arranged to give him a big reception on his arrival here.
The California division L. A. W. had about ten members at this time last year; it now has over two hundred, and is still increasing.
E. Mohrig, accompanied by his wife, intended to leave here Saturday on his tandem for San Jose. They were to visit the various points of interest in the city of long-legged riders and were to return on Tuesday, but the rain interfered and they did not go.
It is quite possible that Cook, the ex-champion, will race again next year. From the way he is riding now he seems to have lost none of his old-time speed.
The preparations for 25-mile State Championship have been completed and the race cannot but prove one of the greatest ever run on this Coast. Barring accidents F. D. Elwell should be the winner, and will probably ride the distance in less time than one hour and forty minutes. The start will be made seven-eighths of a mile from San Leandro, so that three times around the triangle will give the required distance and finish at San Leandro.
The latest convert to tricycling is J. Cairn Simpson, editor of the Breeder and Sportsman. There is more joy in heaven over one sinner (trotting horse man) that repenteth than the etc., etc., which need no repentance. [Luke 15:7]
The names of W. W. Haralson of Oakland and S. F. Booth Jr. of San Francisco have been sent to President Beckwith of the L. A. W. for appointment as the two additional representatives to which California is now entitled.