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Penny-farthing 1

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Hidden : 12/10/2018
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Warning! Do not block access to any Farm fields. You will be towed, ticked or run over by large farm machinery. Penny- farthing This cache is not at the posted coordinates. You must first find the correct coordinates below. The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, was the first machine to be called a "bicycle". It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds and comfort. It became obsolete from the late 1880s with the development of modern bicycles, which provided similar speed amplification via chain-driven gear trains and comfort through pneumatic tires, and were marketed in comparison to penny-farthings as "safety bicycles" due to the reduced danger of falling and the reduced height to fall from. The penny-farthing is a direct-drive bicycle, meaning the cranks and pedals are fixed directly to the hub. Instead of using gears to multiply the revolutions of the pedals, the driven wheel is enlarged to be close to the rider's inseam, to increase the maximum speed. This shifts the rider nearly on top of the wheel and makes it impossible for the rider to reach the ground while sitting on the seat. Whether you use a Penny-farthing ,another bike type or just two feet. We hope you enjoy this Geo art and your time on the trail. N.BUSH

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