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    First Motorcycle Ride Birthday 11/10/1885

    November the 10th, 1885 was purported to be the Birthday of the first motorcycle ride.
    Good idea, Eh ?

    Hope you got to ride or at least pat your bike.

    Charlie

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    17 degrees with 10 mph wind from the north.

    bike remains in the garage today

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    Just wanna little bump as a reminder.

    “On this day in 1885, Paul Daimler made the first ever journey on a motorcycle. The short drive, over a distance of 5.5 kilometres from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim in southern Germany, was made on the petroleum reitwagen, the invention of Paul's father Gottlieb Daimler, and his colleague Wilhelm Maybach.”
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    And on the 11th, Paul asked Wilhelm - "What's the best oil to use in my bike?"
    Dave K.
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    My thermometer outside says 2°C and the weather app on my phone said -1°C, it made my outdoor shower refreshing. I guess that means I could go for a scoot to celebrate.
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    I vote for Roper - Diamler may have been late to the party, maybe the French.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roper_steam_velocipede

    Something pretty scary riding a steam powered cycle.

    Here is a citation that also covers an early French effort.

    https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2...le-ever-built/

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    I still went for a ride.
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    I vote for Roper .....
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    I agree. But mine (Daimler) sounded so good. Had a specific date too.

    Charlie

    (propulsion method should/does not count for first ride .........)

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