Friday, October 3, 2008

Have you ever secretly wanted to ride a Penny Farthing?

High Wheels are not "Cargo or Long Bikes but there is something about a Penny!

I will let my secret out...
I want to own a Penny Farthing. You know the high bikes with a "Penny" in the rear and a "Farthing" in the front.  what got me interested in this is a story I read about a british young man who rode around the world on a Penny Farthing. I just think they are "really neat" sounds corny huh? Yes but the cool factor is way high plus just imagine one with Rock the bike's Down Low Glow Dual - Oh Man !
Have you ever even ridden a Penny or would like to?

Some interesting Penny links:

and Crazy Guy on a bike blog about "A Penny Farthing World Tour"

"Be the Change you want to see in the World"


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stopped by curious people

Can't go anywhere with out being stopped!

Here in the States we have NPR (National Public Radio) the shows are sometimes so interesting that it is hard to leave your car while the broadcast show is going on. Moments like those are called "Driveway moments" being at home setting in the driveway finishing the show.

Well on an Xtracycle is happens all the time to me, but in reverse. On the way home last night as I was riding my X in front of our Ralph's grocery store, a guy starting flagging me down. We talked about the X, my commute and Global Warming/Green stuff. Well I was in my element and got into a fantastic conversion. I love talking that stuff but at 10:00 P.M. and I really needed to get home.

I was wondering does this happen to you too?

 "Be the Change you want to see in the World"