星期日, 7月 05, 2009

Victorian Bike

Oamaru is well known a Victorian Heritage, some of the buildings were designed and built in mid-1800s. The hostel I'm staying now was built in 1867. I see the clock and hear the clock everyday where it is the former Post Office in 1883, now the Waitaki District Council Offices which just located opposit of my backpacker hostel, Empire Hotel Backpacker. There are other great historic buildings have been well conserved around the town center.



The Victorian Bike is another thing that caught my interest. I was wondering how they climb up the seat and where is the break... After a while, I realized there wasn't anything called 'break' for a Victorian Bike, if you like to stop, just hold the pedal and press them backward, that's the 'break'! I feel it when I rode on it, it is pretty dangerous going down the hill and it can never climb a steep hill as there is only 1 speed :P

Above is the one we saw displaying in front of the shops. We could only ride on the Victorian Bike like below which look similiar to our 'old black bicycle' with $5/day rental. Good workout! I sweated the most since I came to New Zealand :P


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Rising Sun | 旭日东升 提到...

Cultural heritage is well preserved. A requirement for all advanced country.