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Old 2019-01-28, 03:47 PM   #16
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Old 2019-03-25, 01:46 AM   #17
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Ride a Unicycle? Why not?

I think the best way to promote this "sport" is to get non-riders to start thinking. Why not me?

Within our community of unicycle riders, we "know" we are cool and have this "amazing super power". However, to the non-riding public we must try to always stay humble, and never allow the "praise" of the non-riders to put us on a pedestal and thus intimidate people from "even considering" riding a unicycle themselves.

When they see us they need to think:
1.) Why not me?
2.) Inspire them to buy and try.
3.) Then get them "hooked".

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Old 2019-03-25, 03:15 AM   #18
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Unicycling has come a long way in the last 30 years.
But people, for the most part, still say the same stuff when you ride by.
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*No gears, no chain, no shocks, no brakes, no handle bars....NO PROBLEM! -Muni
We did an earlier version of this for the 1998 California Mountain Unicycle Weekend T-shirts:

No Brakes.
No Gears.
No Handlebars.
No Problem.

It was super-cool at the time. But times change, and now my main ride has a 2-speed hub, a brake, a handlebar, and technically, more problems because it's more complicated and there's more to break.

But there's an out:

No Brakes? Technically, no. It's just a brake.
No Gears? Well, I can only change one.
No Handlebars? It's just one bar. Ignore if there are two handles on the end; it's just one bar!
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Old 2019-04-02, 02:56 AM   #19
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Easy

I can't take credit for this one--a friend in Atlanta GA came up with it but I LOVE!!!---

"If it were easy, it would be called Mountain Biking"

He came up with it a few years ago. I am thinking of revising some muni graphics and doing it for this year's STOMP Munifest.
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Old 2019-04-02, 02:59 AM   #20
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I have mentioned on one of my other threads my mental struggle with the "purist" in me who wonders how far is too far before all we have left to add back is the second wheel.
Reverse argument--as we push the envelope, the tech has to be there to make the advances in the sport. Not sure there is a "real" answer--but love the journey!!

GREAT COMMENTS!!
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Old 2019-04-02, 04:12 AM   #21
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I can't take credit for this one--a friend in Atlanta GA came up with it but I LOVE!!!---

"If it were easy, it would be called Mountain Biking"

He came up with it a few years ago. I am thinking of revising some muni graphics and doing it for this year's STOMP Munifest.
That is a pretty old slogan. I have seen it referenced multiple times. You can even get a Kris Holm t-shirt with that written on it:

https://shop.spreadshirt.net/krishol...sy+m-A26976193

https://www.unicycle.uk.com/kris-hol...hirt-blue.html
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