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weezy

climber
Mar 2, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
you guys want to talk dangerous bikes...behold the penny farthing, aka THE MAN SLICER.



An important and unfortunate attribute of the penny-farthing is that the rider sits high and nearly over the front axle. When the wheel strikes rocks and ruts, or under hard braking, the rider can be pitched forward off the bicycle head-first, called "taking a header" or simply "a header". Headers were relatively common, and a significant hazard: riders sometimes died from headers. Riders coasting down hills often took their feet off the pedals and put them over the tops of the handlebars, so they would be pitched off feet-first instead of head-first.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny-farthing
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/sf-bicyclist-to-be-tried-for-gross-vehicular-manslaughter.html
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Read the commentary of that story for the plight of the poor downtrodden motorists of the world. What a larf! Drive like an idiot or ride your bike like an idiot = accept the consequences, be they legal, medical, or otherwise. Anything else makes you a whiner.
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