I feel like spring is just around the corner! I certainly hope so and I also hope with the warm weather coming, this pandemic will fizzle out!
A bright spot in our lives is the ownership of a Penny Farthing! This is something that has always been intriguing to me-they look so cool! According to my research, the Penny Farthing was invented in 1871. The bicycle was popular in the 1880’s. The one we purchased has a 54” wheel. Jerrell and our son Dylan had never ridden a Penny Farthing before but are avid unicycle riders. They both stepped up on the bike and took off-never crashing once! The bike was named after the penny and farthing coins of the time. It soon became obsolete due to the coming of two wheeled bikes with chain driven gear trains and comfort through pneumatic tires and was marketed in comparison to penny-farthing as “safety bicycles”, which reduced the danger of falling.