Wednesday is two days before the WordPress challenge changes, so I’d better get busy. Nobody wants to go to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California and leave the prize display in pieces. Why they told us we could all take turns riding the antique bicycle, I can’t imagine. Something must have foreshadowed that this might happen. Look at how delicately thin the wheels are. Even stabilized on a stand, it looked delicate.
Justin got on the same way the rest of us did, only maybe slightly more gracefully. “One foot is placed on a peg above the back wheel. The rider grasps the handlebar, scoots and lifts himself into the saddle.” Wikipedia
Taking headers off the high-riders commonly occurred in the 1890s when the Penny-Farthing was in its heyday. But Justin watched most of us maneuver the “ordinary” machine without a single misstep. So he got on unsuspecting any danger.
We could see the foreshadowing of disaster as he confidently swung his legs.
Whee, at this point WE knew….
I’m not sure how he got off in one piece, and he wasn’t sure what went wrong, but he was sure something had.
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