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Information on the The George A. Wyman Memorial Project.

The first person to make a transcontinental crossing of the United States by motor vehicle - 1903

The George A. Wyman Memorial Project: Tuesday, June 16, 1903

AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame | George Wyman
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The trip is much easier to make today.
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........The first person to make a transcontinental crossing of the United States.........
There is something fundamentally wrong with that statement, no?

A "transcontinental" ANYTHING, must include MORE than one continent, to be true.

So, for example, if his trip went from North America, and covered South America as well, his trip would TRULY be transcontinental.

If he only covered the span of the USA, he only covered one Continent, making the statement inherently false, but still an accomplishment, nonetheless, to be sure. ESPECIALLY in THOSE days, and on THOSE bikes!

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There is something fundamentally wrong with that statement, no?

A "transcontinental" ANYTHING, must include MORE than one continent, to be true.

So, for example, if his trip went from North America, and covered South America as well, his trip would TRULY be transcontinental.

If he only covered the span of the USA, he only covered one Continent, making the statement inherently false, but still an accomplishment, nonetheless, to be sure. ESPECIALLY in THOSE days, and on THOSE bikes!
"Trans" means "across" or "on the other side of." If you travel from North Carolina to California you have crossed the continent of North America. Transcontinental.
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I bought the August 1979 issue of Road Rider magazine, it has the original 5 part story of this ride.
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The first issue of Motorcycle Magazine - June 1903 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzo...N3NERESEE/view
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