I can't imagine it was easy to get going and how soon would it take to become dizzy?
The track is quite small.
Dale Nicol on 12th June 2020 @ 7:04am
Love that stage coach in the photo.
Gladys on 12th June 2020 @ 7:06am
Last year I went to a circus and they were using motorcycles in a similar size ball.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 12th June 2020 @ 8:44am
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
Alex Marvin on 12th June 2020 @ 8:47am
Area appears hilly, surprised to see only a single team on the stage coach.
Kenn on 12th June 2020 @ 10:24am
Where is this?
nels on 12th June 2020 @ 10:38am
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.
Kenn on 12th June 2020 @ 11:12am
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
ArthurB on 12th June 2020 @ 12:23pm
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.)
Melody Shellman on 12th June 2020 @ 2:20pm