02 January 2012

Getting On My High Wheel

Has anybody out there ridden a high-wheeler (or, as they were called in England, "penny-farthing")?  Every once in a while, I think I'd like to ride one.  

Of course, there's one logistical problem:  finding such a bike.  And then I'd have to get a pair of bloomers.  I suppose I could ride in a short skirt, but somehow that wouldn't be in the spirit of riding a bike like the one in the photo.


  1. I have owned a 48" high-wheel foro the past 18 or 19 years. It is a blast to ride. I would offer you a turn on it, but, alas, I am in Denver, Colorado...

  2. You could make yourself a hybrid! :)