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Old 06-29-07, 12:25 AM   #1
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Penny farthing blog

Hi everyone, I have recently started to write a blog about me and my penny farthing adventures, check it out if you're interested. http://pennyfarthingmadness.blogspot.com/ I plan to do various events and long distance rides on it, including Lands end to John O'Groats in England. Let me know what you think, cheers, Dave..
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Old 06-29-07, 04:02 AM   #2
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Well, if you would like some constructive criticism, you seem to talk more about what you want to do with your pennyfarthing than about what you are doing with it. Tell us about your daily rides through the neighborhood or the park, how people react, how it feels different from / similar to a "safety" bike, what you have to do differently, what surprised you, what met your expectations, and so on.

Don't be afraid to ramble on; you probably won't bore us. It's a pennyfarthing, for ****'s sake! I'd rather read an overlong blog post and skim the boring bits than read a terse post that doesn't tell me anything new.
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Old 06-29-07, 04:02 AM   #3
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cool, but you can't wheelie on a penny farthing
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Old 06-29-07, 09:09 AM   #4
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someone did half of monstertrack on a penny farthing. that **** was hilarious. advice: get really fast and start racing alleycats on it. wear a helmetcam and get a domestique who also has a helmetcam. make video, scowl a lot, appear with hot women and start a new fad PLEASE.
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Old 06-29-07, 11:38 AM   #5
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stop calling it penny
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why the hell didn't they think of just making two wheels the same size?
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why the hell didn't they think of just making two wheels the same size?
Because a bike with a small drive wheel would be totally useless and slow as hell.
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Old 06-29-07, 11:54 AM   #8
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Maybe he meant make the little wheel as big as the drive wheel.
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then it'd be really hard to climb on top of and stop. i'm pretty sure they were made before chains and cranks, hence the large drive wheel
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then it'd be really hard to climb on top of and stop. i'm pretty sure they were made before chains and cranks, hence the large drive wheel
Well Penny Farthings have cranks and werent made before chains and all that. Just some goons thought it was better.
Read all about em http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_farthing
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Hi all, thanks for your coments and thanks for looking. I am about to ride to the local pub on it, so over the weekend I will update the blog with the outcome, assuming I make it home...
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There was also the Star bicycle with the little wheel in front. The drive wheel was powered by treadles. No more headers.

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Hi all, thanks for your coments and thanks for looking. I am about to ride to the local pub on it, so over the weekend I will update the blog with the outcome, assuming I make it home...
Im confused. Why would you want to tell us about riding your bike over to the pub and back? How is that a story or anything interesting?
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Im confused. Why would you want to tell us about riding your bike over to the pub and back? How is that a story or anything interesting?
Fair comment, nothing interesting might happen, but you never know, and anyway riding the penny farthing to the pub has got to be more interesting than simply walking there.
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and anyway riding the penny farthing to the pub has got to be more interesting than simply walking there.
really?
I rode my bike to the pub the other night.
I can tell you about it if you want.
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really?
I rode my bike to the pub the other night.
I can tell you about it if you want.
ok, why not, unless you're doing anything more interesting at the moment that is.
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ok, why not, unless you're doing anything more interesting at the moment that is.

It was a dark night. And the moon...was full. And i was out...on Black Lake.
Then i rode home.

Would you like to come to a club where people wee on eachother?
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is that what that is?!!

I thought it was a chick who had a bad case of flatulence!

Ohhh! I see! there's an "h" in there! Sorry! missed it!!

Oh, well! you learn something new everyday.
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Im confused. Why would you want to tell us about riding your bike over to the pub and back? How is that a story or anything interesting?
You're right. Writing about bicycles on the Internet? What were we thinking?
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You're right. Writing about bicycles on the Internet? What were we thinking?

Well, he seems to think that because he's on a Penny Farthing that everything is suddenly an amazing story.
Maybe you and him should hook up or something.
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Well, he seems to think that because he's on a Penny Farthing that everything is suddenly an amazing story.
Maybe you and him should hook up or something.
I can't really be bothered with this forum stuff this anymore, if you guys want to knock each others interests that's fine, but it's not for me.
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I just think you should realize that if youre writing good stories on your blog then theyre good stories because theyre good. Not being good or interesting just because your riding a Penny Farthing.
Quite quickly the novelty of the odd bike will get old and then people will just stop reading.
Keep writing, keep it interesting and dont rely on the fact that you bought a Penny Farthing...cause anyone can do that.
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Well, he seems to think that because he's on a Penny Farthing that everything is suddenly an amazing story.
Maybe you and him should hook up or something.
You guys are being such dicks I almost wonder if it's an inside joke I'm on the outside of. So maybe his blog doesn't blow you away, but if any of you saw this dude in person rocking his 'farthing, I'd bet some gold risers that every one of you would be a little star-struck, and want to hear all about his boring adventures. Even to the pub.

Am I the only one that posts on the internet, and remembers that I'm talking to actual people?
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Keyboard syndrome. Everybody's a ****-talker on the Internet. Everybody's the coolest guy in the room on the Internet. Et cetera.
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