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Breeze-Guy Tandem #1

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Breeze-Guy Tandem #1

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Breeze-Guy Tandem Tour

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From Wende Cragg: Newspaper article regarding Joe Breeze and Otis Guy's attempt to break the record for crossing the United States on a bicycle using a tandem bike, specifically the leg of the journey as they entered Reno, NV. With accompanying photograph, courtesy of AP Laserphoto. Author unknown. Publication unknown. Date unknown.

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Title: "On a bicycle built for two."
Text: "RENO, Nev. - Cross country bicycle riders Otis Guy and Joe Breeze of San Anselmo rolled into Reno Tuesday on their $3500 custom built Tandem bicycle, completeing the first leg of their attempted record-breaking transcontinental jaunt in fine style.

The two left from the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning before a crowd of close to 100 wellwishers, and wheeled into Reno 13 hours and 15 minutes later, after a healthy day of riding. The bikers covered 260 miles, including a grueling stretch up the Donner Summit -- which rises over 7000 feet into the Sierras.

The two, shown here racing through Sacramento with Guy in front, are attempting to break the existing cross-country bicycle record, which Guy and Breeze claim is 13 days, one hour, and 40 minutes. The Guinness book of World Records, however, lists the record as being just over 13 days, five hours.

They completed their first day of riding roughly ten miles and forty-five minutes ahead of their optimum schedule. They hope to cover 250 miles a day, riding 14 to 16 hours a day, and plan to arrive in New York in just under 12 days.

Guy, a San Anselmo fireman, rides on the front of the bike, and is in charge of applying the brakes, changing gears, and steering. Breeze, who sits on the rear seat of the tandem bike, does the pedaling."

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