A classic motorcycle allegedly as the first motorcycle used to travel across the United States in 1903 found after nearly 111 years to disappear.
George A. Wyman was an architect, who became the first gy to ride on a motorcycle travelled around the United States. He made an epic journey with a California motorcycle that starts from San Francisco, CA on May 16, 1903 and ends 50 days later in New York on July 6, 1903. Wyman got a record as the first American who rode a motorcycle in long-distance and heaviest in the world.
|George Wyman was the first guy to ride a motorcycle across the U.S. in 1903. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsDZu)|
Many rumors about the existence of the historic motorcycle, some say it destroyed during an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906, some are saying on display at a bar. Another rumor said Otis Chandler, the Los Angeles Times publisher who is also a motorcycle enthusiast, bought it in the 1970s. After Chandler's death in 2006, Wyman Memorial Association received the news about the motorcycle from one of Chandler's fellows, Dave Scoffone.
|The 1902 California motorbike that may be Wyman's. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsDic)|
|Wyman added the triangular storage container under the seat post. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsDic)|
"If it can be proven, this would be the state assets," said Masterson. In addition, the historic motors will also be worth very costly if it proves its authenticity. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ATLAS OBSCURA]
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