Images and more detailed description don't seem to exist.Other bicycle histories websites include a sketches showing a primitive version of a bicycle, purported drawn by Leonardo da Vinci, that surfaced in 1974.A fine idea suggested by Peter Metcalfe, who offered the first three. Stella Artois, Brummy gal who married into the French aristocracy in exile in the late 18th century (A third contribution from James) 9. Helvetica Bold, purveyor of discreet adult services to the gentry (Thanks to Tom Doran) 8. Ambre Solaire, glamorous 1930s French film actress (James again) 7. Hong Kong, younger brother of the misunderstood oversized gorilla playboy (nominated by James) 5. Mainly played aristocrats in German horror films of the 1920s (according to Jim Parr) 6.Since the early 1990's the International Cycling History Conferences, with proceedings Cycle History (San Francisco), has worked to get past the jingoism.Our current understanding of the history of the bicycle suggests that many people contributed ideas and developments: Giovanni Fontana is credited with building the first human powered land vehicle -- it had four wheels and used an continuous rope, connected via gears to the wheels.
Accommodation – Dorm rooms will range from 15-40 EUR per night, depending on where you’re staying in the country, with Paris being on the higher end.Traveling France is a very expensive affair, second only to traveling through Italy in mainland Europe.Those on a super tight budget will find it hard (but not impossible thanks to three Euro bottles of wine) to experience everything France has to offer.And, despite what you might hear, the French are a wonderful people who love to stop and smell the roses.There’s nothing like a picnic along the Seine or a day through the French countryside to make life seem beautiful.