Thursday, July 23, 2009
It is well known fact that the Wright Brothers had A bicycle shop. What is not as well known, however, is their first attempt at flight was on a bicycle. The above photo documents that failed try. They were able to achieve lift-off if only for an instant. The craft came to land on a fence post not far from their shop where it remains to this day. Across the street was a pub and the patrons were laughing hysterically at the brothers, one even suggested they attach wings to the bike as to not scare the birds. The brothers looked at each other and shouted, "Eureka. They hurried back to their shop and, as they say, the rest is history. And now you know the rest of The SKYWATCH history of little known facts.