Re: First MB to cross U.S.
Tinsmith built a stretch Worksman which looks a lot like the California and was his inspiration, I believe. His is powered by a 4 stroke with EZ transmission.
To think of riding a motored bicycle all the way across the country... it is a **** of a long way by car, by train... what must that have been like? We think we get "that look"... what did the open mouthed people along the way think of this new thing, this new machine with a man riding it across cow pastures, down trails and muddy roads, over mountains, across the prairie... hoping he could find gasoline before he ran out. What do you do if it breaks down? Wow. That is epic and would be a great accomplishment even today. Hat's off to Mr. Wyman.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...