Penny Farthing World Tour
May 18, 2007 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Joff Summerfield is riding his penny farthing around the world. Check his progress in his online diary.
posted by mr_crash_davis (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by ND¢ at 1:57 PM on May 18, 2007

I would not want to true that wheel.
posted by GuyZero at 2:02 PM on May 18, 2007

Fixed gear!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:11 PM on May 18, 2007

Holy crap, I take that back. The guy actually built the bike with an internal hub gear. Neat-o.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:13 PM on May 18, 2007

... tibal band friction syndrome
... knees give out again
... Fractured knee and elbow
... broken arm and wrist

Huh, I wonder why these bikes never caught on?
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:15 PM on May 18, 2007 [2 favorites]

He thinks he's riding around the world, but in reality, he never leaves The Village.

-Number 206
posted by wendell at 2:30 PM on May 18, 2007 [8 favorites]

holy horrible HTML.
posted by desjardins at 2:32 PM on May 18, 2007

So, you don't like the old-time bikes, huh?
(kicks Homer in face)

posted by evilcolonel at 2:39 PM on May 18, 2007

This was at the ancient site of Philippi but it was all ruined when I got there! (caption to one of his pics)

A sense of humor is helpful considering the miles he has to go.
posted by Mojojojo at 3:11 PM on May 18, 2007

Around the world? A penny farthing goes farther than I thought, these days.
posted by dhartung at 3:41 PM on May 18, 2007

Sooner or later, he's got to find the box social he's looking for.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:34 PM on May 18, 2007

Fuck this guy.
posted by Roman Graves at 6:15 PM on May 18, 2007

It's like a unicycle with a training wheel. Only the Mark I has a hub gear, all the others are fixies I think (maybe singlespeeds).
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:07 PM on May 18, 2007

There was a guy who road one of these things around TriBeCa, and he leaned it against a pole to duck into a store. He was sure surprised when he came out and it was gone. I imagined some guy with his head down, looking frantically back behind himself, speeding up the Westside Highway.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:45 AM on May 19, 2007

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