I know this is pretty obscure, but maybe someone knows. I want to try and ride a high wheel bike. I am going to call bicycle heaven tomorrow and see if they would rent me one for a bit, but I want to learn about them and maybe buy one at some point. I think I want to buy new, but they are pricy. Still cycling isn’t an expensive hobby and if I have to lay down some money I will. I am getting on in years and really want a side hobby. Riding a high wheel, might be very fun for me. Is there any makers in our region that make quality? I am talking about from Maine down to South Carolina. I will also be in Florida next month, so anywhere in that state would work. Sadly the high wheel bike race in MD was cancelled this year. I was on my way last year and got a damn flat tire on my car and it was raining like crazy, so I only had a donut, so I couldn’t go. Wow, what a shame and now that it was cancelled, I am just bummed!
Any advice on where to start this journey would be great. I am also going to search forums, but figures I would start super local first. If you have one and are okay with letting me try it, I will pay for that opportunity. I am 6’2″, so that might be an issue.
I did, however, mount the thing on the bus bike rack that PAT dropped off for Try-a-Bike. Might take me an hour to dig through years of Twitter pictures to find it, but I know it exists. Though I doubt you could actually take it on a bus.