I spent last weekend in the company of 12 other women at a writing retreat. It was wonderful for my writing and for me personally, too. We shared the grounds of St. Mary of the Woods with the Wheelmen, a group that collects and rides vintage bicycles. Being a fan of cycling, this was a delight for me!
This was the earliest bike represented. It doesn't have pedals. You lean forward and push with your feet.
An ordinaryas they were called in the day. The name penny farthing didn't come into use until after the height of this bike's popularity.
Getting on and off is a daring feat!
One of the first pneumatics - air in the tires. I loved her outfit, tho I'd hate to have to wear it on a muggy July day (like it was!).
A very interesting tricycle
I ride a leather saddle, not too different from this one