The bicycle started it all. And it probably happened first on the summer day in 1894 when Tom McCarthy of the Athenaeum Bicycle Club of Toronto climbed precariously aboard the high seat of his safety bike, took off down Toronto’s Kingston Road on the first lap of the first annual Dunlop Trophy race, a 20-mile contest, and before he was out of sight of the starting line hit the superbly exhilarating speed of 12 miles per hour.By JACK BATTEN13 min
I started my subscription to Maclean's when Peter Newman took over and turned Maclean’s from a radical ragsheet to a first-class Canadian publication. But I am afraid. The August edition was a classic. The illustration of Christina Newman’s article was sheer genius; her reporting of that trip a masterpiece of journalism reminiscent of Dorothy Parker at her best.
Chief Kingbird, my friend who bosses the Red Pheasant reservation in Saskatchewan, pointed to a hill overlooking a beautiful valley. “It is your homesite whenever you wish to use. Below the hill are two ponds of clear water.” So we built our tepee and moved in.By Don Francks5 min
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