The Wheel. - San Francisco Examiner, 21 Mar 1887

From Wooljersey

The Wheel.

J. W. Gibson's "California Road and Hand Book" continues to be of great value to all 'cyclists. It is a compact little affair and contains, in concise form, much valuable road information.

Thirty-six members attended the last meeting of the Bay City Wheelmen.

Now that the Olympic Club is dabbling in bicycle racing it should provide a home trainer for its members.

It is suggested that the persons having charge of the races on May 30th change the quarter-mile dash to one of quarter-mile heats; say two out of three. By so doing they get several exciting short distance races for the same medal.

It is now time for the riders to forsake the park and take advantage of the fine riding to be had in every direction through the country.

All arrangements have been perfected for the L. A. W. meet in Santa Cruz July 4th, except the matter of accommodations. It is thought that that matter can be satisfactorily settled.

Rowe, the champion of the world, has commenced practice in the Boston gymnasium, preparing for next season's racing.

Blinn of Oakland has returned from a tour through the Salinas valley. He says the roads are the best in the State, and as there is always a wind blowing south the going is very easy. He would have ridden to Los Angeles if he had his safety bicycle with him.

The 100-mile run of the San Francisco Club was not the success anticipated. The whole blame seems to rest on one of the strong riders, who led the others a merry race to San Jose, thus ruining their chances for the return trip. Three of the riders finished in Oakland, and one of these, H. C. Finkler, rode five miles to complete the 100 miles. The other two were O. C. Haslett and B. Setcher.

Thomas Stevens, after making his wonderful and heroic trip around the world on a bicycle, has settled down to hard work as editor of the wheel department of Outing. Mr. Stevens is a terse and graceful writer, and his fund of information in regard to bicycling in both hemispheres must be inexhaustible.