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Messrs Bushell, Parlane, and W. Crow left town at 8 a.m. on Saturday (3rd) for Lawrence. The weather was very bad, with a stiff southerly wind and squalls of rain, and snow. Henley was reached at dinner time, and Milton later on, but the weather was so bad that the riders stayed there all night and went on to Lawrence next day, when the weather was better, but the roads were very heavy and sticky. On Monday the party came right through to town, leaving Lawrence at 8 a.m,, and arriving in Dunedin at 5 p.m. The times made at Nelson on the sth inst., when some bicycle races were held there, do not seem to have been very fast, considering it is said to be the best track in the colony, and the weather was lovely {vide telegraphic report). The One-mile Ordinary was ridden in 3min 32Jseo, and the Five-mile was won (from 600 yds start) in 17min. The time for the maiden mile at Christchurch last Christmas was 3min S l-sscc; and the Five-mile Roadster Race was done from scratch on our bad Caledonian track last March in 17min 6sec, with a strong breeze blowing. A Melbourne paper says a big business has been done lately in Safeties, over forty having been sold in six weeks by one dealer. Why do not more of our local business men use these instead of the usual tramcar. They would find it cheaper in the long run, and infinitely more healthy, to say nothing of quicker travelling. I suppose fashion goes for something, and we are not so accustomed here to see middle-aged men riding, though plenty do so on the other side, and think nothing of it. In fact, the rear driver has quite supplanted the cumbersome tricycle in most plates. The following distances will be interesting to riders on the South road. They aro all taken from Dunedin Post Office:—

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Look-out Point .. .. 2 miles 46 chains Coach and Horses Hotel .. 7 » 9 » Top c£ Saddle Hill .. 7 „ 78 Qreytown (Old Kent Hotel) .. 13 29 „ Outrara Hotel via Greytown .. 17 73 Outmu Hotel via Mcs iel .. 16 .. 73 „ aEOLCS.

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CYCLING NOTES., Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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CYCLING NOTES. Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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