Monday, April 05, 2021

if you want to hear an interesting history podcast on an 1890's bike ride around the world, that a woman in Boston undertook, which was all publicity and fakery, I just found a cool podcast about Annie Londonderry

She DID actually bike about 7000 miles. But actually took a ship from port to port, for publicity interviews and to raise money, about 5000 dollars. 

THAT is actually astonishing. Made up an "around the world in 80 days" type bet - STORY, which never happened, used it to get sponsors, a free bike or two, and money. 

for the podcast:

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