Spier, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, 7 June 1886, 2:2

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Spier, Times-Picayune, New Orleans, 7 June 1886, 2:2 - ; THE BICYCLE. ' Yam Aleerbek at San Antonio....
; THE BICYCLE. ' Yam Aleerbek at San Antonio. Sajt Aktoxio, Tex June 6. Special. Special. Fred Van Meerbeke, the , bicyclist, bicyclist, who, under wager is riding from New York to San Francisco, reached here at a late hour, a cake of mud from head to foot, his wheels elogged and dead tired. It is his sixty-eighth sixty-eighth sixty-eighth day out. and he has eighty-two eighty-two eighty-two left, the time allowed for the trip being 150 days. .-- .-- .-- . He has been riding through heavy rains and country roads well nigh im- im- fassable. His actual riding time from lonston to San Antonio, 217 miles, including including all stops and delays, was ninety hours and ten minutes.- minutes.- lie is in good spirits and In good condition. He says he is three days ahead of time. - From a short distance west of here he will be compelled to carry his own water over a vast stretch of arid country. -

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 07 Jun 1886, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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