Train vs penny-farthing bicycle
Boys of New York
March 3, 1887
Around the World on a Bicycle.
A cry of horror emanated from Ned’s lips as he saw the locomotive dash into view and come rushing down upon him. But he did not pause an instant. His bicycle seemed to suddenly shoot forward along the single plank as though impelled by the impetus of a catapult.
A penny-farthing bicycle vs a train? Yeah… he’s boned.