Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 3 September 2014

Boneshaking Visit to Catalina Island

An old-fashioned "boneshaker" bicycle on Catalina Island

Our Private Tour Guests Marvel at Old Bicycle

We found out that once the mounting of this old “boneshaker” bicycle is accomplished riding along the boulevard is really quite fun.  Oh, dismounting needs to be learned, too.  Our private Los Angeles tour guests with us on Catalina Island were in for an educational treat when we encountered this bicycle enthusiast and his old-fashioned bicycle that was likely quite common on the island when this was a gambling and drinking destination for Los Angeles and the new Hollywood crowd during Prohibition.  The old Avalon Casino is still there (the building) so why wouldn’t some of the old transportation modalities still be around?  After a modern helicopter ride out to the island it was pleasant to look back in history at how we got around a mere 100 years ago.

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