Dale Nicol 12th June 2020 @ 07:04 AM I can't imagine it was easy to get going and how soon would it take to become dizzy? The track is quite small.
I can't imagine it was easy to get going and how soon would it take to become dizzy?
The track is quite small.
Love that stage coach in the photo.
Jeffrey W Bryant
Last year I went to a circus and they were using motorcycles in a similar size ball.
Here's a link to a youtube video titled “World's smallest velodrome”. – it's quite a lot larger than the one in this picture. https://youtu.be/kghtRevkUJA
Area appears hilly, surprised to see only a single team on the stage coach.
Where is this?
This picture shows Glenwood Iowa as other towns in that environment, usually in a draw to free up farmland and be protected from wind. Guess the flatland of Iowa would explain having only one team on the stagecoach.
If you're interested in seeing one of these in action, these guys saw some pictures like this and built one: https://youtu.be/dQNIN9vYdsY
My grandpa (Jerry Shellman) would do that with a motorcycle back in the late 20s to first half of the 30s at various fairs in this area. He lived up Neal Creek Canyon at the time. (He also rode through Odell standing on the seat of his motorcycle, arms out for balance. We have a picture, but it's not very good.)