The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll was published during the "Golden Age of the Bicycle" in 1895, before automobiles became widely accessible. You may also enjoy reading Mark Twain's essay, Taming the Bicycle.
The Principle Characters in the Story
The Riding Forth of Mr. Hoopdriver
The Shameful Episode of the Young Lady in Grey
How Mr. Hoopdriver Was Haunted
The Imaginings of Mr. Hoopdriver's Heart
How Mr. Hooper Reached Midhurst
Of the Artificial in Man, and of the Zeitgeist
The Awakening of Mr. Hoopdriver
The Unexpected Anecdote of the Lion
Mr. Hoopdriver, the Knight-Errant
The Abasement of Mr. Hoopdriver
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