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Penny-farthing in LIC

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Thu Apr 24, 2014.

If you were enjoying the warm weather by strolling down Jackson Avenue in Long Island City on Sunday afternoon, you may have noticed an unusual sight.

A flock of men wearing old-fashioned clothing were penny-farthing — riding big-wheeled antique bikes — around Hunters Point.

They didn’t seem to be part of an organized group, just a group of friends enjoying the sunshine.

As they rode down the busy corridor, they took time to wave and greet passersby who gawked at their strange mode of transportation. While they did not stick to the bike lanes, drivers didn’t seem to mind slowing down to let the group ride by.

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