Sunday, June 17, 2018

Photo: Smithsonian Big Bicycle

I saw this old timey bicycle at the  Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Imagine trying to ride one of these bikes. Doesn't look so easy to me. 

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  1. Yes, "pennyfarthing" bicycles are notoriously difficult to ride, for obvious reasons lol!

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  2. That's an interesting thing to see.

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  3. It surely can't have been easy riding one of these!

    All the best Jan

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  4. Wonderful for your back I think NOT!
    Colin

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  5. Ha, ha, that is why the Wright Brothers had to come up with a better bicycle! They designed and sold bikes before they did all their work with airplanes, you know! They were so busy, it should make us feel ashamed!

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  6. We have a Penny Farthing Race here in Tasmania not far from where we live - they ride bikes like the one in the photo.

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  7. I suppose once you get the hang of pedaling, it's a piece of cake.

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  8. That bike does look hard to ride!!!

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  9. I imagine it takes a lot of practice to learn how to ride that!

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