The invention of the Columbia Safety bicycle in 1886 enabled a cyclist from Newton to ride round-trip to Ipswich on the Newburyport Turnpike (Rt. 1) in 9 hours 50 minutes, setting a new record for a 100 mile ride.
Several years ago I rode 3500 across America without incident, but in Ipswich I fear for my life. This cyclist had to dodge multiple potholes on Topsfield Rd. while a car passed him