Monday, February 7

Handlebar Rides

Many years ago when I was about 12 years old and living in Vicco, I had a brand-new bike and was giving lots of friends handlebar rides around town.

I suddenly got the notion to ride the thing to Hazard. Several of my little pals wanted to go along. I figured out how five of us could ride at one time, so we took off for Hazard with five of us on that bike (me on the seat, another on the handlebars, one on the main support bar, and two on the tail-brace. We all walked up the hills and all rode down. I remember when we got to Christopher Hill that we got up such speed going down that we passed a coal truck on the right. We're lucky we didn't get killed that way....or sneaking rides on coal gondola cars. 1971

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