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Women Bicyclers Neatly Gowned

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The irresistible bicycle craze fastens on one Avell known womiui after another and is as little to be evaded as the erst ill powerful grip. The latest person to sucoiunb is Miss Hope Temple, the well known song writer. She says : "I have seen a góod many lady riders of the two wheeled machines in London, but there are twice as many in Paris. I have ridden oiily three times, but I am ah-eady in lovo with my machine. The seoond time I 'carne to grief in ridVng down hilL I got between two vehieles, bnt managed to escapo with a few bruises. ' ' ' ' Was the accident due to the obtrusive skirt?" asked the interviewer. "Oh, rib. To ride a bicycle in petticoats is madness. But, on the other hand, it is quite uimecessary to vc:v knickerbockers. I ride in a short skirt, just short onough to avoid the pedáis, and gaiters, with a tennis skirt and a sailor hat - just the same costume that one has for glacier climbing? Tlie costnme is not unbecoming, I can assure ycra. It is universal in Paris, and if English wornen would wear it I ain sure bicyoling would soon beoome much more popnlar among them. It is such an exhilai-ating exercise. I am fond of pretty well all sports - riding, rowing, shooting, monntaineering. And for my ovn p;rt I don't see why women shoxld be debarred f rom any of these things i f they feel themselves physically fitted for tliem. ' '


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