John Bird gave an interesting paper on "Taming the Bicycle" at the San
Diego conference in December. You might want to contact him.
On Jan 30, 2011, at 4:09 PM, Mark Dawidziak wrote:
> Track down "Taming the Bicycle," an 1884 essay that hilariously
> draws upon bicycle lessons Twain attempted with Joe Twichell. Twain
> wasn't happy with it, so the piece didn't see print until it was
> published in "What Is Man? and Other Essays." But I read it out loud
> my daughter several years ago, and it makes for a wonderful comic
> On 1/29/2011 8:21 PM, David Foster wrote:
>> Everyone knows that Hank Morgan is rescued by bicycle riding
>> knights in the=
>> Connecticut Yankee, but does anyone know whether Clemens himself
>> ever lear=
>> ned to ride a bicycle? If so, where could I find an account of that?
>> Thanks for any leads,