Frederick High Wheel Race by sso
That looks like Gwadzilla on the bike, but it's hard to be sure.
It was the first high-wheel race in the United States, and one of only four races like it in the world. The rider who completed the most laps around the 0.4-mile course in an hour would be the winner.
Twenty men and five women competed in Saturday’s race. There were three married couples, one orthopedic surgeon and one Guinness record holder. Steve Carter, 68 and no relation to Keith, crossed the country on his high wheel in 33 days, setting a world record.
Rick Stumpf of Missouri won the men’s race with 42 laps and Carol Kennedy of Hagerstown the women’s with 37
Wobbling on a high wheel for only his second time was someone accustomed to going a bit faster: three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, in town for Tour de Frederick, a weekend-long charity bike event.
LeMond rode in the victory lap, but did not race.
Unfortunately, the event was marred by a serious injury. One rideris in serious but stable condition at a hospital.
Police say 54-year-old Alison Torpey of Louisville hit her head just below her helmet in a fall from her penny farthing bicycle Saturday.