Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

A Penny for your Farthing


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Julian Redman and his custom reproduction of the Penny-Farthing bicycle at the Texas Trail Market, Tuesday. The name stems from the relationship in size between a penny and a British farthing. The small wheel is the penny and the large front wheel represents the farthing Redman is enroute to Boston, having begun in San Francisco.

For the fourth time in seven days, a traveler has passed through Pine Bluffs on a journey across the country, or parts thereof, by unconventional means.

The latest adventurer is Julian Redman. Unlike the previous passers-by, Redman is not promoting a cause, philosophy or riding on behalf of a sister suffering from cancer. Redman is doing this for the challenge.

"I'm riding this Penny-farthing from San Francisco to Boston. I'm following the route taken by Thomas Stevens, who was the first person to ever ride their bike across the country. He did it in 1884, so I'm following his route on the...

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