A reader sent this into me a while ago, thought it was interesting. Click on the thumbs for a larger image.
Apparently for when pedaling up that hill was just a little too hard you could kick on the (dangerously exposed but friggen sweet) propeller afterburner thing and rocket up. Now and days this could be done with a small electric engine, and save you the trouble of fueling the thing, but for being designed in the early 1900′s it’s not half bad. I also thought it strange that it seems to have wooden rims on the wheels, it could just be rust, but for the life of me that looks like wood.
(thanks Don for the great story and great pictures, he also sent in this)