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Old 2018-07-07, 05:04 PM   #7996
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Riding home from work yesterday, I hadn't planned to bother too much with the climb out of this underpass in the sweltering heat:
https://goo.gl/maps/87iBgcexGnQ2

I thought I'd ride a short way up, then walk. But there was a group of teenagers in the underpass and one of them called out: "You can do it."

Of course, then I had to do it. I carried on to the top of the hill.
And when you go downhill, do you take the stairs? I wish I had something like that here. Would be perfect for training small drops. I only have a path in the forest with drops after roots, but nothing as structures as that.
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Old 2018-07-07, 05:58 PM   #7997
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And when you go downhill, do you take the stairs? I wish I had something like that here. Would be perfect for training small drops.
You know, I'm not sure I've ever ridden it in the downhill direction. It's not on my usual route anywhere. I'd never ride to work that way, but I occasionally ride home that way (I want the quickest route in the mornings, and that's not it).

I don't think I would, but I like the way you think. Maybe 20 years ago I might have done.
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Old 2018-07-08, 09:49 PM   #7998
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Went for a ride yesterday, took my 26" and went up to the mountains. Had an absolute blast, it had been way too long since I had last spent much time on the uni.


A group of 4 mountain bikers passed me early into my ride and it went a little like this:

Guy 1: That's awesome!
Guy 2: You're making us look bad!
Guy 3: Crushing it man!
Guy 4 (a good 20 feet behind the other riders, didn't hear them and yells this as he passes): Holy s***!! Did you guys see his unicycle!!?!?


Made my day.
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Old 2018-07-10, 02:38 PM   #7999
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Was riding around the neighborhood this morning when an elderly lady asked if my uni was some kind of "bucket-list" thing...
I said "no, but I'm gonna die trying!"

Yesterday I got a big smile and thumbs up which made me feel good!

Cheers!
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Old 2018-07-14, 06:14 PM   #8000
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I was riding my Hatchet when two cyclists passed me, slowing down for a closer look. One of them exclaimed „wow, you could easily make two out of that one!“
I thought he got it the wrong way around and answered „No, you can make two unicycles out of your bike.“
When I got home I realized that he meant it exactly the way he said it: the Hatchet is so massive you could use the material two make two „normal“ unicycles.

Later, I got a „thumbs up“ from a farmer, whose tractor I evaded by hatchetting into the harvested field alongside the country lane. (Unfortunately, I UPDed after about 15 Meters.)

Later still, another two cyclists going the other way: the first said „respect!“, while the second one, after passing me, yelled „holy sh*t“.
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Old 2018-07-16, 03:12 PM   #8001
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Shout out to Cary Gray

I was riding my 36" wheel along the beach walk last week in Newport Beach, CA. As I passed a mother and her young son, I heard her exclaim to him, "Look, its Luno!". I thought that was a pretty cool, inside unicycle reference.
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Old 2018-07-22, 04:10 PM   #8002
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Curiously I got the same comment twice today: one was in French and the other in English 10 minutes later.
I was riding at Versailles Castle with my Coker Big One and the comment was "really that's a UNICYCLE" (with corresponding face meaning they thought the thing was big!)
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Old 2018-07-22, 11:06 PM   #8003
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"That's not cool, that's just weird!"

I responded with, "Hey, everybody's weird!"
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Old 2018-07-23, 10:52 AM   #8004
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I was riding my 36" wheel along the beach walk last week in Newport Beach, CA. As I passed a mother and her young son, I heard her exclaim to him, "Look, its Luno!". I thought that was a pretty cool, inside unicycle reference.
Now I don't know that uni reference - it might have been his mum referred to a clown from the local circus: Luno the Lunatic
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Old 2018-07-23, 04:33 PM   #8005
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Now I don't know that uni reference - it might have been his mum referred to a clown from the local circus: Luno the Lunatic
Cary Gray wrote a kids book about an adventuring unicyclist named Luno. Its really cool actually; he illustrated the entire thing using only his feet. Here's a link to his page: http://www.caryoutthere.com/CaryGrayKidsBook.html
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Old 2018-07-23, 07:47 PM   #8006
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Cary Gray wrote a kids book about an adventuring unicyclist named Luno. Its really cool actually; he illustrated the entire thing using only his feet. Here's a link to his page: http://www.caryoutthere.com/CaryGrayKidsBook.html
Cool thanks. I like his small video where he draws some of it at high speed. I can't even draw a vicuña with my hands like that.
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Old 2018-08-16, 07:47 PM   #8007
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We took our tandem and my 29er on holiday this year to the Orkney islands in the far north of Scotland. One day we took the tandem on a ferry over to another island to explore it a bit.

At the end of the day, on the way back to the ferry, we stopped at a small shop for an ice cream and I rode the tandem the last hundred metres or so to the ferry slipway by myself. On getting there a guy made the observation, "You've lost your other rider!" -- I held myself back from replying, "That's different from what I normally get", as, well, he didn't know I rode a unicycle....

Tandems seem to elicit the same sort of response as unicycles insofar as people feel compelled to make a comment, which I suppose is fair enough, I find they are generally making friendly conversation about something out of the ordinary. On the way over in the morning when one of the ferrymen was tying the tandem to the rail of the boat to secure it, he said, "This makes me think of a song." (ie. 'Daisy') -- that time I just agreed and stopped myself saying "Is your name HAL?" as the 2001 reference might not have been as well known as I'd like to think
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Old 2018-09-15, 04:18 AM   #8008
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From a young child yesterday as I commuted home (in English, which is unusual)

"Look mum, a unicorn cycle!"

I'm gonna guess that "unicorn" was her most commonly used word that starts with "uni-".

Kinda wished I was wearing pink, with rainbow hair and leaving behind a trail of glitter to make it more magical as I rode along on my unicorn (cycle).
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Old 2018-09-16, 12:59 PM   #8009
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Someone at the trail head said to me yesterday,


"I suppose you have heard every lame joke that there is."

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Old 2018-09-16, 09:40 PM   #8010
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"Hey, is the bridge still closed up ahead?"

It was so refreshing to be asked a normal trail question without any mention of me losing my other wheel. And yes, the bridge is still closed.
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