THE DAREDEVILS: #4
When the safety bicycle was introduced in the nineties audiences were treated to a number of neck-risking acts
STARR, THE SHOOTING STAR
The simplest was the straightaway speed act, as performed by Starr on the Forepaugh-Sells show in 1903. Starr raced down a ladder with enough speed to take him all the way around the hippodrome track.
Minting, the ‘Australian Marvel” rode a unicycle on a 20-inch wide track to a height of 60-feet, & then rode back down. He was by Forepaugh-Sells in 1902 as the “Only Unicycle Ascensionist in the World”.