> Does anybody else here own any of the other ‘odd’ cycles out > there, like a PennyFarthing or a Recumbent cycle?
A penny farthing rides like a giant, heavy tricycle, or like a big wheel
unicycle with a training wheel. But a unicycle is easier to get off of.
Penny farthings are heavy, and take up a lot of space. But from my limited
experience, they make a great addition to any show that features unicycles
(I always use one in my Davis Cyclebration shows to try to illustrate the
origin of the unicycle).
I used to have a DeFelice brand recumbent bike. It was the long kind, with
the front wheel ahead of the pedals and the handlebars under the seat. Very
comfortable. The drawbacks are that you’re always sitting down (railroad
tracks and big bumps are annoying), you’re low down so cars are less likelty
to notice you, and again it takes up a lot of space. Mine would fit in the
car I have now, but at that time I had a Subaru wagon. I turned the bike
upside down and used a bunch of bungees to hold it to my rack.
I only sold my recumbent because I realized I would rather ride on dirt when
possible, and I was poor.
John Foss has posted in the past about having had a bent shipped to him some
time ago - dunno what it was or whether he still rides it. Any more details
I’ve only ridden a penny farthing once, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s
high on my list of cycles that I want to own one day, along with a Pedersen
( www.dursley-pedersen.net/ ), a Speedy ( www.windcheetah.co.uk/ ) and a
hand-cranked recumbent trike of some description.
I had a Linear under seat steering recumbent until I traded it for a
BOB trailer on Saturday. I also have a track bike which is fixed gear,
one speed, no coasting. Does a one speed mountain bike count as odd??
I’ve got one of them too. OFS baby…Joe
Zorbing is a big ball and you can walk inside.
I don’t know the danger of Zorbing… If you want to try, be very careful
with safety , respect the law of your country and have a good insurance .
“Animation” <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit dans le message de news:
email@example.com… > All, > > Does anybody else here own any of the other ‘odd’ cycles out > there, like a PennyFarthing or a Recumbent cycle? > > If so, what is it > like? Are they fun? I am especially interested in the PennyFarthing, > but both seem interesting. > > All of these would remain low priority > compared to my unicycle habit, once I get going a bit better. > > Lewis > > > > > – > Animation > Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums