Bicycles have been around for a long time. Caesar rode one across the Rubicon. Jesus rode into Nazareth on a donkey, but the donkey was on a bicycle. Early bikes were based on the physiology of dinosaurs. English bikes had huge front wheels because that crazy groin stretching was the only genital stimulation Victorian gentlemen could get. Maybe I should look at Wikipedia for some real facts:
The safety bicycle gave women unprecedented mobility, contributing to their emancipation in Western nations. As bicycles became safer and cheaper, more women had access to the personal freedom they embodied, and so the bicycle came to symbolize the New Woman of the late 19th century, especially in Britain and the United States. The bicycle was recognized by 19th-century feminists and suffragists as a “freedom machine” for women.
It’s been all down-hill from there. AMIRIGHTORAMIRIGHT, GUYS?
Humorous misogyny aside, bicycles are cheap, efficient, clean, and fun. That they helped women gain a taste of freedom is just one more feather in their cap. Er, spoke in their wheel? Good job, bikes! As always, click to embiggen.