All I can add is a nice ragtime tune from 1897 by George Rosey. A "scorcher" was a term for bicyclists of the period who had 1.) a need for speed and 2). a blatant disregard for pedestrians. In 1896, the city of Denver, CO famously tried to defeat the local scorchers by deputizing about a dozen of the members of the local bike club. Unfortunately, the city fathers didn't realize that the same guys they hired were actually scorchers themselves... The dedication: "To The L. A. W." references a national club: The League of American Wheelmen", which is still in existence.