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1908 Motorcycle Endurance Run in the Catskills tested riders and machines

1908 Motorcycle Endurance Run in the Catskills tested riders and machines

The Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains are part of the American imagination, a cauldron for artistic identity and a proving ground for the emergence of personal mechanical mobility. There was Fulton’s steamboat, the early railroads and the earliest tests for automobiles in 1903. And here documented, a 1908 motorcycle endurance run over now familiar roads, but what were once incredibly challenging terrain.