Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Jon Sarriugrate's Penny Farthing Tricycle

My pal Jon Sarriugarte built a wonderful tricycle for his wife, Kyrsten. The recycled picnic basket trunk is a particularly inspired touch. Kyrsten is lucky!

My wife Kyrsten wanted a unique ride for our desert trip this year, so I built her a trike. The front end is from a mini Penny Farthing, the rear is custom made in my shop. I thought the basket was a nice color/material change and a great place to store our daughter Zolie and her gear. Kyrsten loved it and reported stares from everyone who got a chance to see her riding it. The oil lamp on the front works!