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One of the joys of having grandchildren is that...
« on: 29 January, 2018, 08:46:07 PM »
...they are forever telling their grandparents astounding things that they believe.  And this weekend my grandson came out with a real lulu.

Like most 7 year olds he's a manic BMX biker...and he says that wheelies aren't just a daft bike stunt pulled off by today's kids -  but were actually invented over a hundred years ago by some Victorian kids in America way back in the 18 somethings. 

Now, I know that kids don't like being poo-pooed so I kept my trap shut.  But what I want to find out is is the poor kid talking through the back of his helmet?  Or is he telling me something I didn't know before?

Who did invent the wheelie?

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Re: One of the joys of having grandchildren is that...
« Reply #1 on: 25 February, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »
well what do you know, the little chap is right!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelie
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Re: One of the joys of having grandchildren is that...
« Reply #2 on: 25 February, 2018, 06:24:30 PM »
I'd like to see someone pull a (front) wheelie on a penny-farthing!