joff summerfield penny farthing自行车

在一分钱 - 宽敞的地方遇见世界上自行车的人

打电话给Joff Summerfield自行车爱好者将是一个轻描淡写的人。他不仅建立了他自己的便士,而且他还在世界上骑了38,000英里 - 并计数。

图片一个4英尺高的前轮,没有链条和固体橡胶轮胎。This is a penny-farthing bicycle (circa 1870s, before someone发明的齿轮那chains, or pneumatic tires). We spoke with maybe the best penny-farthing rider in the world,joff simmerfield.谁在他的世界上骑自行车超过38,000英里。

不仅如此,他建立了自己。

授予,他不是第一个接受的人crazy challenge while bike touring。But in our opinion, the sheer amount of miles this cyclist has accumulated on his penny takes the cake.

Q&A与Penny-Firething Cyclist Joff Simmerfield

vwin徳赢网Gearjunkie:你是如何进入Penny-Tearthings的?你什么时候第一次进入Bikepacking?

夏天菲尔德:我的第一次自行车旅行was a 5-day ride from Calais, France, to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I did this on a 1940s BSA Parachute bike. That’s when I realized I loved it. I wanted to see the world on a bicycle.

现在,我喜欢制作东西,所以我当然想制作自己的自行车。乘坐旅游骑自行车似乎太简单,山地自行车太正常了。我能想到的最疯狂的事情就是建立一分钱。

你以什么为生?

My original occupation was as a race engine builder. I worked in Formula One for 5 years before becoming going into building penny-farthing bikes. I did this until 2014 when I left to cycle around the world again.

2021 is going to be a change for me, as I am taking on a new workshop to start building pennies again.

你去过多少个国家?你骑过多少(或周围)?

我在31个国家循环了我的便士,包括美国。丹麦是我唯一访问过的国家,我还没去过我的自行车。

Joff Summerfield Penny For Store

你对长途自行车包的便士是什么具体的修改?

Bike design-wise, it was about learning how to make the bike both strong and light. The only way to find this out was to get out there and put in the miles on a loaded bike. In 2000, I rode Lands End to John O’Groats [which is 1,100 miles from the southernmost point of England to the northernmost point of Scotland]. [That trip] was on my MK-2 version, which was about 32 pounds in weight.

MK-2更容易骑行,我让它成为一个良好的殴打(直到它破裂)。幸运的是,我能够在我走过时使用几个不同的农场焊工进行修理。

Circumnavigating Iceland on a penny — what was that like?

冰岛是一个不可思议的国家。你经常觉得you are on the set of “Game of Thrones” (of course, a lot of it was filmed there). The scenery is so diverse and beautiful.

便士的最大挑战是风,它确实喜欢在冰岛吹风。如果你骑入它,你会非常直立,抓住全力。交叉风也可以赶上车轮并嘲笑你的路。冰岛的阵风横向特别令人兴奋。

告诉我们建设 - 以及你如何首先上车。

joff penny farthing grand canyon
Summerfield的Penny-Fire-Strick在大峡谷

The mounting peg sits above the rear wheel on the left, and as the name suggests [this] is how you get on and off the bike. Forks and bars are traditional [for a] penny-farthing, the bars being solid steel for strength.

刹车智慧,你只用它们在爬山时慢慢你的速度。如果你坚硬地拉紧,那么这是坏消息,因为后轮会抬起地面并送你靠近酒吧。

BAG-WISE,最好的配置是在马鞍背后有两个正常的前翼蛋白 - 在卷起的帐篷 - 一个烹饪的条形袋,以及相机的小背包。

你能谈谈你建造的第一辆自行车吗?

我的mk-1 penny有点野兽。我拿了一些非常简单的东西,使其变得太复杂。我围绕sturmey弓箭手三速毂构成的轮子,带叶弹簧悬架[和a]重型钢架- 我像坦克一样建造它。它重76磅!

When I rode that bike to Paris, I also took far too much kit, so my weight was around 120 pounds. I learned a lot about traveling with a penny on that journey.

是的,我带了婴儿自行车。不,我不是疯了。
是的,我带了婴儿自行车。不,我不是疯了。

你会把宝宝(和年轻的孩子)带到多个骑自行车的旅行吗?我们的作者和她的丈夫做了!这就是婴儿和3岁的孩子的自行车如何去寻找一个勇敢的夫妇。阅读更多…

Can you explain a little bit about how riding a penny-farthing is different than riding a traditional bike?

乘坐一分钱和普通自行车之间的主要区别是效率。Penny有固体橡胶轮胎,你觉得所有的颠簸,振动。我确实适合普通骑自行车上的固体轮胎以获得直接比较,觉得我骑糖浆骑行。

Pedaling uphill is also a bit of a problem, as you can’t stand up on the pedals and use your body weight. You have to [just] use your legs.

Also, because you sit very upright you do catch a headwind very badly, and you can’t really lean too far forward to get aero.

Was it difficult finding shops to help with parts and repairs along the way?

除马鞍和踏板外,我的自行车上没有任何东西。所以是的,自行车商店无法帮助。

您建立了多少自行车?您是否使便士一切顺利,或者您在设计上玩耍?

In total, I’ve probably made around 60 bikes. I haven’t made any since 2014, but hopefully I’ll be回到2021年的生产。设计明智,我最近是[我的第五]模型,每个新版本都有增量改进。

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科罗拉多山弗洛伊德山的“水闸”下降了700辆垂直脚1.3英里。它为主要的丹佛地铁区提供了第一次轻松前往免费的下坡山地自行车道。阅读更多…

你有这个梦幻般的视频YouTube Channel.:您在通过美国的旅行中乘坐下坡到死亡谷,你坐在骑自行车的顶部,双腿钩住酒吧。你能解释原因吗?

这是最安全的路坡路。当你在一分钱上有[一个]事故时,它被称为标题。基本上这是当你在击中甲板之前向前绕过酒吧时枢转。通过将腿放在酒吧的顶部,想法是当你有意外时,你就开始在脚下跑步,落在你的脚上。

If you hang your legs down, it’s [also] uncomfortable, and then the spinning cranks are likely at some stage to crack you on the shins.

你骑过的最陡峭的道路,最糟糕的崩溃?多年来任何伤病?

喜马拉雅山是最陡峭,最糟糕的条件和最高的海拔高度(15,500英尺),并对所有方面都是最大的挑战。我不得不把自行车推到他们中的大多数人,但总是骑下。在冰岛的氧气通行证是我唯一必须走在路上的时候。

我最糟糕的崩溃是在伦敦的室内便士赛中。我来了一个角落[和]拿走了灿烂的标题,导致骨折和手腕骨折。你倾向于先打破你的手腕,然后肘部,然后是你的牙齿。我只做了我的手腕和肘部 - 每次四次。

你能记得你在世界巡回赛中遇到的最寒冷或最热门的天气吗?

In Tibet, I got stuck halfway up a pass in a sleet storm. In the tent to stay warm, I put on my dry clothes to camp that evening. The next morning I had to put back on all the wet clothes — I couldn’t take the risk of having nothing dry to wear in the tent the following evening.

一旦我开始搬家,我就被冻结了。我在我无法抓住酒吧的时候骑了10分钟,我的双手麻木了。经过一小时左右走路,我遇到了一个小房子[用]烟雾出来的烟囱。[A]可爱的家庭坐在炉子前面晾干我。

对于最热门的天气,前往土耳其东南部,热量从叙利亚沙漠中吹来。我一直从泉水中重新填充我的水,[但是在]这个场合没有。四十级摄氏热,我用完了水 - 一个大错误。我试着吮吸一块小岩石,帮助熄灭我的口渴;我在旧的幸存书中读到了这一点。

As the day drew on, I started to hallucinate. A few hours later, a farmer’s irrigation tank appeared. It was the best drink I have ever tasted and was also the worst drink I have ever tasted. It developed into full-blown dysentery and stopped me in my tracks for 10 days in Diyarbakır.

你打算在哪里旅行?

忽略Covid-19,我认为意大利周围的巡演姗姗来迟。

你认为便士 - 望远衣会卷土重来吗?

他们已经卷土重来,虽然是一个非常小的,利基的方式。现在有人在世界各地制作便士,这是一个大社区,我很高兴成为一部分。

“现代便士 - 贝蒂斯”正是我很高兴去的术语 - 他们从历史悠久的自行车上拿走了什么,只需一生就是新一代的享受。

在一分钱上骑自行车:joff的必备齿轮列表

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美国可能会在Dunkin上运行,但它肯定不会骑自行车。阅读更多…

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