110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 138

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 138

Today's #365daysofkegelhd starts the sharing of a wonderful piece on Julius from the December 1972 issue of Cycle World.

The photo centerpiece of the article (titled "Sixty Years of Motorcycling") includes 3 captions.

Top Left: Julius' 1913 Excelsior had a bicycle-type coaster brake and no front wheel brake. The suspension system consisted of a trailing link fork and a quarter elliptic spring on the front, and two coil springs on the seat.

Below:
Julius Kegel, Bill Tuthill and Court Field at the Museum of Speed, Daytona Beach, Fla. The combined mileage on the motorcycles of these men could very well be an astronomical figure.

Bottom:
BMW presented Julius with a trophy for being the oldest active rider of its machine.

Stay tuned for the beginning of the article tomorrow!

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