One Wheeled Bicycle

one wheeled bicycle
  • Carry (someone or something) in or on a vehicle with wheels
  • Produce something that is unimpressive because it has been frequently seen or heard before
  • having wheels; often used in combination
  • (wheeling) propelling something on wheels
  • Push or pull (a vehicle with wheels)
  • (wheeling) a city in the northern panhandle of West Virginia on the Ohio river
  • ride a bicycle
  • In graph theory, a pseudoforest is an undirected graphThe kind of undirected graph considered here is often called a multigraph or pseudograph, to distinguish it from a simple graph. in which every connected component has at most one cycle.
  • A vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel
  • a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
one wheeled bicycle - Thule 593
Thule 593 Wheel-On Rooftop Bicycle Wheel Carrier
Thule 593 Wheel-On Rooftop Bicycle Wheel Carrier
A simple wheel carrying solution for an fork mounted bike carrier

The Thule 593 Wheel-On Rooftop Bicycle Wheel Carrier is loaded with features to ensure your wheel travels safely to your destination, and is easy to remove when you arrive. The 593 Wheel-On replaces the 545 wheel carrier, and fits all quick-release wheels from 24- to 29-inches in length.
The 593 provides you with fast wheel loading and unloading via an easy, drop-in fork design, which also doubles as a wheel security feature. This wheel carrier features a zero-adjustment, anti-spin device, and provides you with maximum versatility with an adjustable carrying angle. The 593 Wheel-On folds down flat when its not in use so it is out of your way, and fits Xsporter, Thule, and Yakima load bars. This unit complements Thule 590 V2, 589 Velo Vise, 591 LT Classic, and 822 Bed Rider fork-mount bike carriers, but user's should note that it does not come with a locking option.
What's in the Box?
593 wheel carrier assembly, 2 x metal brackets, 4 x knobs, 4 x carriage bolts, and instruction guide
Manufacturer's Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty

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High Wheel Bicycle
High Wheel Bicycle
The High Wheel Bicycle

In 1870 the first all metal machine appeared. (Previous to this metallurgy was not advanced enough to provide metal which was strong enough to make small, light parts out of.) The pedals were still atttached directly to the front wheel with no freewheeling mechanism. Solid rubber tires and the long spokes of the large front wheel provided a much smoother ride than its predecessor. The front wheels became larger and larger as makers realized that the larger the wheel, the farther you could travel with one rotation of the pedals. You would purchase a wheel as large as your leg length would allow. This machine was the first one to be called a bicycle ("two wheel"). These bicycles enjoyed a great popularity among young men of means (they cost an average worker six month's pay), with the hey-day being the decade of the 1880s.

Because the rider sat so high above the center of gravity, if the front wheel was stopped by a stone or rut in the road, or the sudden emergence of a dog, the entire apparatus rotated forward on its front axle, and the rider, with his legs trapped under the handlebars, was dropped unceremoniously on his head. Thus the term "taking a header" came into being.

One Wheel Traveller
One Wheel Traveller
This fellow just bicycled in front of my car while I waited on a red trafficlight ....I grabbed my camera and only manage to take one shot of this unicycle majestro holding his umbrella before loosing him down the walkway. I still think of this weird but pleasant bypass

one wheeled bicycle
one wheeled bicycle
Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam
Winner of the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award
A Seattle Post-Intelligencer Best Book of the Year

Catfish and Mandala is the story of an American odyssey—a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam—made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland.

Andrew X. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people." Following the suicide of his sister, Pham quit his job, sold all of his possessions, and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, around a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan; and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness." In Vietnam, he's taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen, except, of course, by his relatives, who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey ("Only Westerners can do it"); and in the United States he's considered anything but American. A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and an eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.

A great memoirist can burnish even an ordinary childhood into something bright--see, for instance, Annie Dillard's An American Childhood. So what about a really good writer with access to a dramatic and little-documented story? This is the case with Catfish and Mandala, Vietnamese American Andrew X. Pham's captivating first book, which delves fearlessly into questions of home, family, and identity. The son of Vietnamese parents who suffered terribly during the Vietnam War and brought their family to America when he was 10, Pham, on the cusp of his 30s, defied his parents' conservative hopes for him and his engineering career by becoming a poorly paid freelance writer. After the suicide of his sister, he set off on an even riskier path to travel some of the world on his bicycle. In the grueling, enlightening year that followed, he pedaled through Mexico, the American West Coast, Japan, and finally his far-off first land, Vietnam.
The story, with some of a mandala's repeated symbolic motifs, works on several levels at once. It is an exploration into the meaning of home, a descriptive travelogue, and an intimate look at the Vietnamese immigrant experience. There are beautifully illuminated flashbacks to the experience of fleeing Vietnam and to an earlier, more innocent childhood. While Pham's stern father, a survivor of Vietcong death camps, regrets that Pham has not been a respectful Vietnamese son, he also reveals that he wishes he himself had been more "American" for his kids, that he had "taken [them] camping." Catfish and Mandala is a book of double-edged truths, and it would make a fascinating study even in less able hands. In those of the adventurous, unsentimental Pham, it is an irresistible story. --Maria Dolan