Blakeslee, SF Chron, 8 Nov 1895, p. 3, col 2

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Blakeslee, SF Chron, 8 Nov 1895, p. 3, col 2 - Another across - the - continent rider will...
Another across - the - continent rider will soon reach this city This time It Is an attempt against the New York - San Francisco record and from advices received recently the rider is very likely to succeed in his undertaking He is B D Blakeslee a member of the Chicago Cycling Club Although very little known to the cycling world outside of Chicago Blakeslee Is a remarkably strong rider with plenty tf pluck and endurance This is his first attempt at long distances but front present indications he is making a splendid ride The following Is a letter received at the Chronicle office which Is self - explanatory DODGE CITY Kas October 14 1S95 As you are no doubt aware I am now making an attempt against the New York - r - ip I vaavvI till whan T vamft California I would like to ask you to kindly arrange witn tne ainerent ciuoa en route through your State to have pacemakers ready - to show the ray I have now In the neighborhood of 1650 miles left to be covered and have the difference between twenty - four and forty - eight days eighteen hours left to accomplish it in I am now certain of breaking the record and the above favor will be a great assistance to me in doing iut - I started from New York In company with N A Win - gulst but he was compelled to give up after IhsJlrst few days so ever since I have been riding alone and unassMed Having once started I would not sriveit up although It Is needless to say X have1 been sorely tempted to do so several times Dont fall to pick out a route lor me from The Needles and - will expect to hear from you when I reach Aibu - nnm Yonra vnt trnlv - r - - B DfBllAKESLEE Chlcaxo C CL r

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 08 Nov 1895, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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