To Ride to World’s Fair

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: May 25, 1904

To Ride to World’s Fair

Arthur Flint to Make Trip on Motorcycle

Machine Has Average Speed of 15 Miles Per Hour – Rides to Humboldt

Arthur Flint, of the Laughlin-Flint grocery, has purchased a new Rambler motorcycle and intends a little later to make a trip to the St. Louis World’s Fair on the machine. He hopes to make the trip at the rate of 150 miles per day and will count on arriving in the Missouri metropolis in about two and one half to three days.

As an experimental trip over rough roads he went to Humboldt and back Tuesday, making the round trip in one hour and forty minutes. He made the trip up in fifty-three minutes. The machine will be arranged for t seats and will carry two persons comfortably. The speed limit over good roads is forty miles an hour, but the usual rate over ordinary country roads is not more than fifteen miles, increased to twenty miles where the surface of the road permits.

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