Adults On Kid Bikes

KillRamsey

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Location
Hood River, OR
Real Name
Kyle
A great local brewery worked out a deal to use an un-used commercial space as a second location once a week for 8 weeks. Every wednesday they show up with tables, coolers, and kegs, and sell beer. Two food trucks show up, bands play, people give talks, etc. It's awesome. A good friend sets the whole thing up, and this week another good friend ran the talk / demo portion, setting up a "chaos box" in which adults try to all ride kid bikes together without putting a foot down. Then the guy demo'd a pennyfarthing, the "big wheel" bike style that predated the "safety" model we all ride now since the 1890s. I had my camera, and between me, his girlfriend, and him (he's no slouch behind a camera), we got some stuff. You can't see these and not smile.

Yours truly, rockin' the wheelie on a 16 inch kid bike (with Brooks saddle and upside down drop bars!):
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Damn right I wheelied it
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

Adults enjoying kid bikes...
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KBRX7344
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

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KBRX7346
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

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KBRX7355
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

I was the only one small enough to actually sit this bike, a key advantage.
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KBRX7367
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

The pennyfarthing:
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KBRX7384
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

Panning at 1/30:
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KBRX7396
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

And the crucial dismount (aka, "a great way to get hurt"):
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KBRX7398
by gordopuggy, on Flickr
 
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