Antique bike an addiction for Montreal man

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Paul Gauthier’s initial interest in old bicycles is now an obsession. Ride through Montreal with this history buff, as he demonstrates the ins and outs of riding a bike from the 1800s known by many as “the boneshaker.”

Chapters:
0:00 Intro “This is my steed”
0:30 How to ride the penny-farthing
0:42 What it feels like
1:06 How fast can you go?
1:11 How to stop
1:21 Behind the design
4:47 Nomenclature deep dive
6:44 Why Montreal’s first road map is a map of bike routes
7:44 Outro “The ideal promote a slower life beat”
8:12 Behind the scenes: CBC reporter Laura Marchand rides the ‘boneshaker’!

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