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I was intrigued and at the first chance I got took a peek into the wardrobe. Gretchen, Bertha and Agnes were hanging in the wardrobe on big butcher hooks. Yes, that’s right, his bikes (Gretchen aka Cube Fritzz, Bertha aka Scott Genius and Agnes aka Trek Hardtail) all had German female names. Was he dating me as I fitted into ‘the collection’ or was it just a coincidence, as he has been claiming ever since.
Long before other local sons such as Gottlieb Daimler, Carl Benz and Wilhelm Maybach invented the internal combustion engine and the car, Drais had dreamt up an early typewriter and a precursor to the player piano roll for recording music.
Neither of these entered serial production, unlike his early bicycle. Some in Mannheim point to an 1815 volcano eruption in Indonesia, which spread ash around the world and caused the notorious 1816 “summer without sun”.
#2 It impacts where you live and what car you drive.
Being German I judge cars by their ability to handle themselves well on our limitless Autobahn, while my boyfriend is all about cargo space.
ADFC director Burkhard Stork says cycling is undergoing a “boom in people’s minds”.
Bikes are now accepted as the key component of modern mobility strategies in Germany’s car- and diesel-choked cities.“All big German cities had bike stations like this but they vanished in the late 1950s and early 1960s,” said Prof Heiner Monheim, a German traffic expert, to SWR television.“Now, 50 years later, we all realise we need to offer some service and, with great effort, we’re rebuilding these stations again.” Mannheim’s palpable bike renaissance is reflected all over Germany, home to an estimated 73 million bikes.Long after this anniversary passes, Mannheim city fathers are determined to lodge the bike in the city’s cultural memory – and its streetscape.The city has appointed a bike commissioner and has opened a massive indoor garage beside the main train station, where commuters can lock their bicycles.It would be 40 years before Pierre Michaux presented the next bike at the Paris World Fair. In the two centuries since, an estimated one billion bicycles have been produced: British penny-farthings, Dutch gazelles, Chinese flying pigeons.