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Old 2002-05-09, 05:10 AM   #1
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Hey Guys!
I dont know...i posted before but it didnt really work so here i go again!! lol

My name is Lauren, im 16 and i live out in The Great West Coast of CANADA! = Vancouver Island, B.C.

Ive only been riding for about...a week and a half. At the most i can do is 15 pedals...im trying not to get fustrated with the whole "learning proses", but i just want to be able to free mount and go! Of couse i see other uni'ists and i get eager...lol
Speaking of Which, an exelent unicyclist who lives by me taught me how to ride

Anyway i'll keep lettin you guys know about my progress.

Jazzed, Lauren )--(x)
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Old 2002-05-09, 05:18 AM   #2
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Hey Lauren, I love you!

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Old 2002-05-09, 08:02 AM   #3
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dont get frustrated, (sounds weird to anyone who has read that i have thown my uni at a tree) just get up and keep on trying till you get it. Once you do get it its fun, and rewarding to know that you can now freemount, and you can ride with the other unicyclists. Have fun, good luck.:=)
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Old 2002-05-09, 08:08 AM   #4
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brokenframe <brokenframe.4dm2z@timelimit.unicyclist.com> slipped me a tenner
and said,

> dont get frustrated, (sounds weird to anyone who has read that i have
> thown my uni at a tree) just get up and keep on trying till you get it.
> Once you do get it its fun, and rewarding to know that you can now
> freemount, and you can ride with the other unicyclists. Have fun, good
> luck.:=)


Am I the only person condemned to uncycle alone? I've found one person who
could stay on it (mine) longer than the time it takes to fall off, but I've
never seen another unicylist around here...

Millions of skateboarders though. I just make do with unicycling past them
and leaving them in awe.

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Old 2002-05-09, 10:42 AM   #5
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I also have the problem of not being able to find anyone else to uni with. A couple of my friends skateboard, so we go out places together, but I obviously can't go offroad with them, which is fine, though I would like to. When my dad was young, he, one of his brothers, and about five other kids who were all the same age and in the same group of friends unicycled, and even got in the newspaper for doing so. If I find the clips (there's about 3 or 4 pictures), I may try to get them on the internet. There's one picture that I especially like where all 8 or so of them are idling, arms linked, out in a basketball court. Anyway, if you want to see it, I'll make an extra effort to get it on the site, but otherwise I won't.
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Old 2002-05-09, 01:38 PM   #6
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I also have the problem of not being able to find anyone else to uni with.
Hey guys,

We had the same problem here in our hometown when we started a couple years ago, no one had even heard of a unicycle outside of a circus and had thought about them even less. My boys and I began riding around town especially during community events like the little league games at the ball fields, in the parking lot after church, etc. We had lots gawks and questions at first then some peaking interest. We delivered newspapers on our uni's and I even called the local paper to see if they would come out and do a story on us delivering their papers in such a unique way. They obliged. We decided to start our club last summer and had five charter members. We now have 30 kids that ride! The unicycle was the hot ticket item on last Christmas' wish lists.

So I suppose my advice is make yourself known, ride in public, allow others to try riding your uni, talk unicycling wherever you go, have a goal of becoming known around town as "The Unicycle Man", maybe ride in the same place, i.e., school playground, on a consistant basis and see if others start to gather. Turn them on to Unicycle.com. I think that's how Unicycle.com started...folks asked John D. where they could get a unicycle.

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Speaking of which, an excellent unicyclist who lives by me taught me how to ride
I wonder who that could be....

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Old 2002-05-09, 06:29 PM   #7
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Hey there, Welcome Lauren. Hope to hear updates on your progress. Try not to get too tense. Learning can be tough, but once you learn, its so much fun.
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Old 2002-05-09, 10:05 PM   #8
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I unicycle alone. I fortunately have a friend who friends freestyle flatland bikes so we got out and practice together. After 2 months of riding, I've only gotten about 3 comments about it. I'm receiving much less of a response than I anticipated.
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Old 2002-05-09, 10:12 PM   #9
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hey Lauren,
welcome to the board, I hope you'll have fun being a part of the wonderful world of unicycling! i live on vancouver island too, whereabouts are you?

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Old 2002-05-10, 12:31 AM   #10
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Talking something cool...whip

Hey Jess!

I Live in Courtenay, where abouts do you live??

Thanks everyone for such a great "welcome". its awesome!
and for all your advice.

I Love You Dylan,

Jazzed, Lauren )--(x)
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Old 2002-05-10, 06:38 PM   #11
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well to the people who dont have people to ride iwth in their town, just get your friends to start to ride, so far ive got i think 6 people to ride, since last year, so now i have people to ride with only that there...i guess you could say, terrable. But i dont tel l them that, i just say positive things, about how their getting bettter, and that there doin real good. So just ride around your town, and people will see you and say "hey cool, wish i could do that" and then maybe they''ll start to ride a unicycle, and youll have someone to ride with.
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Old 2002-05-11, 08:53 PM   #12
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You've got a good teacher, so given a bit of time, you'll do great. If
you're getting 15 pedals, the rest is just getting used to the small
compensating adjustments as you ride. Keep it up! You rock!

John


lauren <lauren.4de7m@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in
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>
> Hey Guys!
> I dont know...i posted before but it didnt really work so here i go
> again!! lol
>
> My name is Lauren, im 16 and i live out in The Great West Coast of
> CANADA! = Vancouver Island, B.C.
>
> Ive only been riding for about...a week and a half. At the most i can do
> is 15 pedals...im trying not to get fustrated with the whole "learning
> proses", but i just want to be able to free mount and go! Of couse i see
> other uni'ists and i get eager...lol
> Speaking of Which, an exelent unicyclist who lives by me taught me how
> to ride
>
> Anyway i'll keep lettin you guys know about my progress.

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Old 2002-05-12, 02:43 AM   #13
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Hey! its me again...
Dylan (i love you!) just taught me how to freemount yesterday, and ive been working on it, i can already do it!
I freemounted the got 4 pedals...
so its gettin better!!!

i seem to still be about the same with everything else though.

Thanks again!

From the Coast, Lauren. )--(x)
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Old 2002-05-12, 03:43 AM   #14
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Lauren, how did you learn to freemount that quickly? Unless you were practicing for hours on end, I can't see that. Maybe I'm just a slow learner.
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Old 2002-05-12, 06:39 AM   #15
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hey!
to tell you the truth i dont know....
the person teaching me is really good at unicycling and describing how it should be done and stuff so that helped alot, im not just learning on my own like he did...
and i cant autimaticualy freemount and ride away yet...some times i get it some times i dont, you know??

i usulaly practise for about 2 hours each day, some times more if i have nothing nothing to do...
im still practising, i'll post again when i can freemount everytime i try...lol

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