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Penny Farthing day, Wilberforce

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:45 pm
by Kraeg
I wasn't sure whether to put this in the retro (vintage) area, but then the event seems to be more than just about penny farthings.

http://www.theaustralianapioneervillage ... ts_13.html
August 28th (Sunday)
Penny Farthing Day and everything on 2 wheels
children's Penny Farthings,races, bike maintenance
and all things pedal powered.
Kids bring your bikes and pedal around !


I'm only 15km away, so I'm hoping to get out there.

Re: Penny Farthing day, Wilberforce

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:53 pm
by find_bruce
Thanks Kraeg, sounds like a bit of fun, but I suspect other commitments are going to conspire against me

Re: Penny Farthing day, Wilberforce

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:57 pm
by Kraeg
I dropped in today, and ended up trying a penny farthing. A guy held it so I could climb on, but as I was trying to set off and get some momentum I crashed to the ground sideways. So I asked if any had training wheels (it was balance I had difficulty with). I might try one another time.

The four seater bike some kids had built was fun (though far from my ideal bike height).

Re: Penny Farthing day, Wilberforce

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:01 pm
by CommuRider
Any pics? Good weather too so hope the crowds were good.

Re: Penny Farthing day, Wilberforce

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:57 pm
by Kraeg
I didn't think to get pics of any bikes until I got home. There were lots of kids riding the kid-sized penny farthings (I tried one of those but couldn't make a full pedal revolution due to my shin coming up against the handle bar).