In the XVIII century in England letters were delivered by post-boys and stage coaches, which belonged to rich people. A post-boy could ride five miles an hour. At that time the roads were so bad that stage coaches rode only four miles an hour. When the roads became better the stage coaches began to run faster, but post-boys still rode only five miles an hour.
A man first tried to make a bicycle in 1769. Newspapers wrote about an interesting vehicle which moved without horses. But the vehicle was not a real bicycle. It had four wheels. It was moved by a man who was standing in the vehicle itself.
The man pushed himself from the ground with the help of his feet.
Mrs. Sato is sad, it is her birthday, and she is alone. Her husband died in 1985. Her daughter lives in another city. Her son is working.Mrs. Sato goes to the telephone and calls a company in Tokyo, Japan.