two society women in their 20s, sisters Adeline and Augusta Van Buren bought a pair of Indian Powerplus Bikes. They were the first people ever to climb up and down Pike’s Peak. They, too, completed a transcontinental ride. Their 3,300-mile trip took almost two months, and they had to contend not only with many unpaved roads, but also with social mores. Once they were arrested for publicly wearing trousers. Adeline, Women Rider, Vans Buren, Buren Sisters, Society Women, Woman, Pike Should, Augusta Vans, Unpav Roads
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