Trials riding on a penny farthing

Young adults on bikes did crazy stunts with their penny farthing bicycles even way back in 1885.

ill Robertson of the Washington Bicycle Club rides an American Star Bicycle down the steps of the United States Capitol in 1885.

1885 Penny Farthing stairs Washington DC

From Retronaut and via Buzzfeed.

3 Comments

  • Chris Chaney
    June 24, 2012 - 8:04 pm | Permalink
  • June 25, 2012 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    Penny farthing in the velodrome~!

  • June 26, 2012 - 4:27 pm | Permalink

    is that a wiener dog or just his shadow?

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