The machine is intended to be used on ice or frozen snow. The driving-wheel is armed with sharp points to prevent the possibility of slipping… The hind wheel is replaced by a pair of gigantic skates or runners, similar to those used in sleighs or ice-boats.
Velocipedes, Bicycles and Tricycles: How to Make and How to Use Them
Looking for a new winter recreation? Try an ice velocipede. Part sleigh and part torture device, it will get you where you’re going, assuming that where you’re going is the bottom of an icy lake.