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Libby: Rubber with air inside. It’s smooth to ride on. And you’re perfectly dressed for it. Try it! Molly: (to diary) Before I knew it, I was riding the bicycle around and around the garden. There wasn’t any danger of my “rationals” getting caught in the chain. It was so fun and easy, I laughed out loud. When I stopped to catch my breath, I saw that Aunt Libby was sitting on a bicycle of her own. 28 Libby: So where do you want to go, Molly? Molly: (to diary) My mind reeled! Where couldn’t we go on these marvelous things?
Father: Good heavens, son! Have you lost your mind? Have you all lost your minds? Libby: It sounds reasonable to me. We can take a couple of days getting there. I know where we can spend the night. Father: Bicycles are bad for women’s health. 29 Libby: Have you treated a lot of women for bicycle health problems, Charlie? Father: No. Libby: Do you know any doctors who ever did? Father: No, but— Libby: So how do you know this, Charlie? Father: Well, it’s— it’s common sense. Women are so fragile. Libby: I’ve ridden horses, donkeys, elephants, camels — and bicycles.