Penny Farthing / Gentleman Bike
So, I went to the store that sells juggling equipment and some unicycles and stuff for magicians, because they also have a Penny Farthing for sale and I wanted to ask them whether I could rent it. I don’t want to own one, really, I just wanna try. First, he didn’t know what I mean when I said “Penny Farthing” and said “Oh, you mean Gentleman Bike” (and this to me, a woman, on International Women’s Day - as if a Lady like me (haha, this always makes me think of Little Britain and the “I’m a lady!” catchphrase) couldn’t ride one).
Aaaanyway, he said it is not for rent, because it would get scratches and there wouldn’t be a demand for it. He could sell it for 400 € or even 350 €. But still, I don’t want to own it!
He said that he tried to ride it and that it was really, really difficult, because of the braking distance of 100 m. The person riding it would be one problem, but the other people aren’t expecting such a long braking distance and would be the even greater danger.
If anyone wants to give me 350 €, please write me a message. ;-) No, just kidding. Anyway, that was disappointing, because it is on my New Year’s resolution list. :’(
Unicycling in Weimar
So, I took my unicycle to Weimar to my grandmother’s birthday party after all and took it for a morning ride after breakfast. Unicycled around the Park an der Ilm, where Goethe’s Garden House is. Rather a nice park for unicycling.