We had a great talk this evening by Larry Finison. He spoke on an expansive range of subjects – the common thread being Boston’s cycling scene from 1880 through 1900. I couldn’t list all the topics he discussed; a few of them were:
- Boston’s unique place in cycling history
- The first six-day race in the area
- Major Taylor and racism
- Gender challenges and Kittie Knox’s important role in the early scene
- The many race tracks in the Boston area
I’ve been looking forward to listening to Larry since I heard he was writing the book. His talk did not disappoint – it made me more excited about what Boston has brought to cycling!
Thank you to Larry, and our hosts Ride Studio Cafe.