Really, really old school bicycle feats...

I was flicking through a newly acquired thrift store history book when I stumbled across a short entry mentioning a cyclist from early last century who went by the stage name “Diavolo”. Basically this suicidal (literally) madman was the star of a bicycle circus act involving “gaps” and “loop the loops” decades before the acronym BMX meant anything to any kid anywhere on the planet.

I have been reading up on him (and his “replacements”) a tad on the inter web. I found this information quite interesting, interesting enough to share.

http://www.sideshowworld.com/blowoffLoopLoop.html

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.tech/msg/0063f1186f3636f9