The first wheeled vehicles appeared 4500 – 3300 BCE in the late Neolithic Era.
The first bicycle-like vehicles appeared in the mid 19th century.
The bratcake first appeared at a Bike Week commuter station in Madison five years ago.
As inventions go, the wheel is fine, the bicycle is a perfection of the use of the wheel, but the bratcake is the finest achievement of human kind.
Invented by engineers at Saris, the Madison-based manufacturer of bike racks, the bratcake wraps a Wisconsin bratwurst in a pancake. When Wisconsin maple syrup is applied (sparingly so as not to drip all over one’s jersey) perfection is achieved.
This morning’s wonderful early summer weather on the shores of Lake Monona made for an excellent Mid Bike Week event. While final numbers are not in yet, encouraged by last years mark of 900, Saris bratcake officials were going for 1,000 served.
Securing the record would be great, but it would really just be syrup on the bratcake. It’s the spirit of innovation that we celebrate here. Is there nothing we cannot do?
And tomorrow? Bacon.