Travel Photography Photos tagged as bicycles
Bicycle Rickshaws parked in the street in Penang, Malaysia
From Luxor Train Station: Drive along Aswan Street take the slip road and then the first left onto Dirt Road you will find Fontana Hotel on the left hand side.
Bicycle riders in Beijing waiting for the traffic light to turn green.
This wooden tricycle is from abt 1875. It features pin striping, a mohair seat cover and bullion skirt.
This is similar to a model used in the Virginia State Prison in the late 1800's to generate electricity for lights. Prisoners were said to prefer breaking rocks then having to ride this for extended periods.
The Dandy Horse was a predecessor to bicycles. They weren't peddled, but pushed somewhat like a skate board.
This is a replica of the type of bike from 1865. It was mostly wood, with the pedal on the front wheel.
This is Caroline and Julia (the dog). Caroline keeps an eye on things and opens the collection on Saturday's for curious tourists like ourselves.
I was aware that you could buy a motorized bicycle in 1909! It wouldn't look that out of place on today's roads.
This bicycle from 1885 is one of the earliest types of 'true' bicycle, where the pedals drive a chain to the rear wheel - eliminating the need for hugh front wheels. These were initially called 'safety' bikes, since they were much safer to ride then the high wheels
These bicycles look somewhat like modern bikes (no hugh wheel), but didn't go very fast. That's probably why they started building bigger front wheels.
One of the earliest in-line vehicles. However, it wasn't pedled, just ridden while you 'walked'
I honestly have no idea how people rode these - I was afraid to even sit on it for a picture!
This was manufactured abt 1868 for the mass market at $80.