10 Questions

Hmmm…interesting. This questionaire confirms my suspicions about the general mental state of the unicycling community. You’re all weird.

So far,

Q (2)
a) Rich and famous: 2 votes
b) a sex symbol: 3 votes
c) In love: 2 votes
d) a level 10 unicyclist: 5 votes
e) a tibetan monk: 0 votes
f) None of the above: 1 vote

others: Rich and anon, queen, original, stuffed lemur; (1 vote each),
a tibetan monkey (2 votes-they have monkeys in Tibet???)

Q (6)
Interesting bunch of people who you would teach how to Uni: Meg Ryan, The Simpsons, Michael Jackson, assorted hot babes, Elvis, and a cute Greek woman???
Can you imagine them riding their unicycles together?

Q (8) Average Out of 10
a) Unicycling: 9
b) Girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband/partner: 9.3 (6 singles(50%): not included)
c) Yourself: 6.75
d) Your parents: 7.2
e) Peanut butter and jam (/jelly) sandwiches: 6.1
Other) Your Kid: 11
Interesting to note that unicyclists have relatively low self esteem and are quite likely to be single!

These numbers are probably wrong (I can’t be bothered double checking them). I might do a more comprehensive review this weekend but if you haven’t heard from me someone else could. Hope you had fun…

Giz

Re: 10 Questions

  1. Favorite place to unicycle: Overton Park in Memphis. There are some minor trails in the woods, and there are plenty of streets and steps and ponds and other obstacles, people are interested in watching, and it is a beautiful place to ride. It has a little of everything.

  2. I would rather be rich, but not famous. I guess technically that is “none of the above”.

  3. If I were KH for a day, I would either do the stuff he does every day, or do the things I do every day, depending on the details. Is this “Freaky Friday” or “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”?

  4. If everybody learned to unicycle, that would be great. It would lose about half of the charm, but it is so charming, I would keep riding. :slight_smile:

  5. Scales:
    Unicycling: 9.5
    GF / BF: N/a
    Self: 9.5
    Parents: 9.0
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches: 5.0

  6. The person I would most like to teach to unicycle is deceased.

  7. Unicycling is the most difficult and challenging thing I have ever done, but it is also the most exciting and satisfying. Having never mastered a physical skill of any kind, I found that it didnt come easy for me, but I have enjoyed it thoroughly.

  8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is make a rude comment. 2 women on a college campus were kinda play fighting and/or groping each other at the same time. I told them “Either kiss, or fight.” I deserved the look I’m sure I got as I rode past. My sense of humor is usually a little too blunt. The second naughtiest thing I have done is to ride over a pine cone with my Gazz. Ouch.

  9. crossing stuff:
    a) chicken + uni = bloody mess
    b) bicycle + uni = blood and cursing
    c) semi and uni = bloody mess

  10. My best unicycle trick is hopping. I finally decided to apply myself, and I managed to clear air that very day. Of course, the next day my wrist was killing me. :slight_smile: I know hopping is trivial for many, but I am excited.

As always, all my responses were answered before I looked at the others.

Lewis

RE: 10 Questions

> 8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is___
> sat on it naked so i could see just how wonderfuly smashed my junk was

That was too funny. I cracked up at my desk and people looked.

On that question I was going to list something similar. I didn’t consider it
as naughty, but it was almost exactly the same thing. I was trying to design
a better-shaped piece of foam for a seat, using that closed-cell foam that
comes in thin sheets. I stacked up lots of layers, trying to make ridges to
meet the sit bones, and more space for the “junk.” So I did some sitting on
the unicycle naked.

Later I realized you don’t ride naked, so it wasn’t a very good test anyway.
A little later than that, I realized those thin sheets of foam don’t work
because all the little bubbles eventually pop, and it flattens out. Air
seats have come along since then, which are better than any foam I’ve
experienced.

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

“If people want to truly understand mountain biking, they have to do two
other things: ride a unicycle, and master the trampoline.” – Joe Breeze,
one of the originators of mountain biking, in a conversation with Tim Bustos

Re: Re: 10 Questions

Ya, Lewis is a real card- but ya gotta know how to read him. Just the other day, he came to his door acting all grogy, and said “Don’t you have any other friends?”, and wham! slammed it shut- totaly dry delivery! And the follow through- no mater how many times I rang the bell, no answer. What a joker!

Christopher

Re: 10 Questions

> 1. Favorite place to unicycle: neighborhood
> 2. I would rather be:
> a) Rich and famous
> b) A sex symbol
> c) In love
> d) A level 10 unicyclist
> e) A Tibetan monk
> f) None of the above

Rich, sexy, level 11.

> 4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle I’d buy unicycle.com stock.
> 6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is Estella
Warren, mmm.
> 7. Unicycling is knee rehab.
> 8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is grab my cute
18-year-old girl neighbor for balance.
> 9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
> a) chicken: A superior road-crosser
> b) bicycle: A penny-farthing
> c) Mack Truck: respect in traffic.
> 10. My best unicycle trick is not falling off until I hit a bump.

Re: 10 Questions

>1. Favourite place to unicycle_____
Nearby park.
>2. I would rather be:
>a) Rich and famous
>b) A sex symbol
>c) In love
>d) A level 10 unicyclist
>e) A Tibetan monk
>f) None of the above
Rich and anonymous (even if not original).
>3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would______
be very surprised.
>4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle_______
it would be a lot less fun to me.
>5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
>a) Unicycling: 7
>b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend: married
>c) Yourself: 7 (some blemishes)
>d) Your parents: 6 (some more blemishes)
>e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) sandwiches: 1 (not my taste)

>6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is_____
No preconceived preferences but bring your motivation.
>7. Unicycling is_______
my only sport but not my only passion.
>8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is_____
Haha, this must be a trick question.
>9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
>a) chicken: why did the chicken cross the unicycle in the first place?
>b) bicycle: impossible, absolutely infertile couple!
>c) Mack Truck: the unicycle of Rhysling the Mack Daddy.
>
>10. My best unicycle trick is_______
that my wife now encourages me to take prime time for myself. She
always urged me to do more sport. Ha!

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“Samford Road, Lacrosse, EuroFed”

Re: 10 Questions

On Thu, 2 May 2002 06:19:23 -0500, GizmoDuck
<GizmoDuck.40wob@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>a tibetan monkey (2 votes-they have monkeys in Tibet???)
Don’t think so, and that may be the very reason why unicyclists aspire
to be a monkey in Tibet. Unicyclists want to stand out of the crowd
hence the generally weird answers. It’s also obvious from Q4 (If
everyone learnt how to unicycle…): many of the responses indicate
something negative.

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“Samford Road, Lacrosse, EuroFed”

In answer to my Question 9 (B)- What do you get if you cross a bike and a unicycle…

How about this contraption:

http://www.uniqobike.com/

Yes, I know it’s probably been posted before but I’ve just seen it for the first time.

Gizzy

10 Questions

OK, I’ve had some time to think about it, and I’ve decided that the first 8 questions are just too durned personal.

  1. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    a) chicken: an egg roll
    b) bicycle: de-evolution ( WearenotMEN!)
    c) Mack Truck: Two rows abreast of nine unis, a really loud airhorn, a little silver bulldog trying to jump off the grill, and some BIcyclist drafting us just so he can say he did 65 in a 55 zone.

  2. My best unicycle trick is …touch-typing while idling.

10 questions

Sorry, ALL, to “drag it up” again… but posts by Klaas Bil and GizmoDuck reminded me of this list, and…

  1. Favorite place to unicycle_____
    Every place where people can’t see me and can’t say:" WHERE IS THE OTHER WHEEL?"

  2. I would rather be:
    a) Rich and famous
    b) A sex symbol
    c) In love
    d) A level 10 unicyclist
    e) A Tibetan monk
    f) None of the above

Is a level 10 unicyclist rich and famous and a sex symbol? If it is, I choose D!

  1. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would______
    I would answer to this post and I would say:" I AM Kris Holm"

  2. If everyone learnt how to unicycle_______

I’ll try a cycle without ANY wheel!

  1. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
    a) Unicycling – 9.98 (I can’t say 10, cause if I say 10, I’ll be without girfriend)
    b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend --Elisa, 10!!
    c) Yourself --10
    d) Your parents – 9
    e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) sandwiches – 2… I’m italian :slight_smile:

  2. The person I would most like to teach how to
    unicycle is_____

My girlfriend… (I hope she will read this…)

  1. Unicycling is_______
    the english translation of “Andare in monociclo”

  2. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my
    unicycle is_____

Carrying it in a lot of different trains across Europe last summer. Remove the pedal, put the pedal, remove the seat, replace the seat… Argh!

  1. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    a) chicken – This is my secret hardcore dream!
    b) bicycle – a tricycle?
    c) Mack Truck –- too hard for me

  2. My best unicycle trick is_______
    I can ride it! Anyone else here can do it?
    Anyone can ride MY unicycle? Remember, I’m italian…

Re: 10 Questions

Probably my turn…

1. Favourite place to unicycle_____
Malvern Hills. You might not have noticed… :stuck_out_tongue:

2. I would rather be:
a) Rich and famous
b) A sex symbol
c) In love
d) A level 10 unicyclist
e) A Tibetan monk
f) None of the above - I’d go for “Well respected”.

3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would______
Go straight over to the skatepark in the Link and shamelessly show off in front of all the skateboarders and BMXers…

4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle_______
I’d be riding even more to try and stay ahead of them… probably the main attraction of riding a uni is doing something that most people can’t do.

5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
a) Unicycling
Obsessively
b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend Not applicable, sadly
c) Yourself Cool… I have faith in my abilities to do “stuff”.
d) Your parents Muchos Respect
e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) sandwiches <runs to fetch bucket>

6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is_____
Ummm… I honestly don’t know…

7. Unicycling is_______
My way of saying “This is what I’m like”.

8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is_____
There’s a little bit in Malvern with a few benches, a fountain and a “3D mosaic” of the hill… there’s a sign that says no BMXs or skateboards, but it doesn’t mention unicycles, and I rode over the length of it. Great fun, but I probably shouldn’t have…

9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
a) chicken -
One of those funny, rather silly nodding chicken / egg breaking things (?)
b) bicycle - The Red Devils, unicycling on the saddle of a moving bike…
c) Mack Truck - my new muni! :slight_smile:

10. My best unicycle trick is_______
Jumping up rocks when people are watching and (generally) not falling off.

Phil, just me

  1. Favourite place to unicycle__ Outside, but sometimes inside too

  2. I would rather be
    a) Rich and famous
    b) A sex symbol
    c) In love
    d) A level 10 unicyclist
    e) A Tibetan monk
    f) None of the above
    I like the Tibetan monkey thing too… sounds zentastic

  3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would___ eat pebbles yumm

  4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle_____ that would suck

  5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
    a) Unicycling 7
    b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend 9.5
    c) Yourself 3 its more than 2… :slight_smile:
    d) Your parents 8
    e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) 5

  6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is___ Your MOM!

  7. Unicycling is____Mustard… think about it

  8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is___
    touched it in it’s naughty place

  9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    I wont even dignify this with a responce

  10. My best unicycle trick is_______
    Pedal grab, sometimes

I’ll chime in… I kinda like these things.

  1. Favourite place to unicycle___ The time I went riding in Fort Myers, FL in a retirement community was fun.

  2. I would rather be:
    a) Rich and famous
    b) A sex symbol
    c) In love
    d) A level 10 unicyclist
    e) A Tibetan monk
    f) Other - Free to ride my uni and draw and make music all day

  3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would___ Transfer my funds to Darrell and have myself chryogenically frozen so my day as Kris Holm could last like 5 years. A day as Kris Holm would rock because I’d be a Canadian. I’d sing Rush lyrics while riding all over downtown Toronto.

  4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle___ I would be like Little Richard or Al Gore and claim that I invented the unicycle. Actually, I probably wouldn’t ride as often since I’d feel like a total poser.

  5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
    a) Unicycling 8
    b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend 10
    c) Yourself 9
    d) Your parents 7
    e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) sandwiches 6

  6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is___ My fiance

  7. Unicycling is___riding a unicycle. What kinda question is that??

  8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is___ I rode in the parking lot of Logan Airport.

  9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    a) chicken - A uni that can run around with its seat cut off?
    b) bicycle - A pedal powered vehicle with 1.5 wheels, which probably would suck.
    c) Mack Truck - Depends if you are a Thunderwheel or not. If you are, the mack truck is toast. Ho!

  10. My best unicycle trick is____ The Mule Kick. Be afraid…

  1. Favourite place to unicycle-off-road,parks are fun too

  2. I would rather be:
    a) Rich and famous
    b) A sex symbol
    c) In love
    d) A level 10 unicyclist
    e) A Tibetan monk
    ill have to go with E. snd D. a level 10 tibetan unicyclist

  3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would___ give all my unis to scott

  4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle___ than i wouldnt do it anymore, because thats what makes me unique. Or i could start my own town ans name it Unitown. Or not

  5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
    a) Unicycling 10
    b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend- just dumped her
    c) Yourself 7
    d) Your parents 7
    e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) sandwiches 1, i never liked those things,except maybe with strawberry jelly

  6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is___ my friends at school so we could muni together.

  7. Unicycling is___an artform.

  8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is___ rode it where there were rules against bike skateboards, etc.

  9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    a) chicken - an odd circus animal
    b) bicycle - a tricycle
    c) Mack Truck - a uniracer(its this game on nintendo) they are unis with attitude

  10. My best unicycle trick is____ The UPD… yeah im good at it

hey everyone, i realize lots of people have already answered this post, but i thought i would bring it back up.

Oh boy, another resurrection.
:roll_eyes:

Almost time for a 10Q ver.II to come out I think.

Ken

  1. Favourite place to unicycle____ New Plymouth, because it is the easiest place to ride to from where I am right now.

  2. I would rather be:
    a) Rich and famous
    b) A sex symbol
    c) In love
    d) A level 10 unicyclist
    e) A Tibetan monk
    f) None of the above

  3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would______ Get a really bad haircut and a tattoo of a bike with the caption: I love bicycles, and change my name to Sherlock.

  4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle_______ there would be less pollution and the dwindling supply of oil would stop being consumed so fast, leg energy would be the alternative to petrol.

  5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
    a) Unicycling 7.5
    b) Your girlfriend/boyfriend 0 (N/A)
    c) Yourself 4
    d) Your parents I will not admit it
    e) Peanut butter and jam(/jelly) sandwiches 5

  6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is_____ Anyone, I don’t care. They can learn for themselves. I just tell them to lean forwards and pedal, the rest is up to them.

  7. Unicycling is_______ a word not found in most dictionaries.

  8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is_____ riding on Mushrooms

  9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    a) chicken: part bionic, part organic, one wheely stupid bird.
    b) bicycle: unicyclist dismounts adeptly to the rear, bicyclist flings over the handlebars to crash painfully in a heap of limbs and bike parts.
    c) Mack Truck roadkill…a bent rim and broken axle are the least of your worries.

  10. My best unicycle trick_______ I don’t often play tricks on my unicycle, although one foot riding is fun.

  1. Favourite place to unicycle_____
    As I don’t have a MUni yet, I just ride around practicing tricks and stuff.

  2. I would rather be:
    d) A level 10 unicyclist

  3. If I were Kris Holm for a day I would______
    Go unicycling (duh)

  4. If everyone learnt how to unicycle_______
    The world woud be a better place!:smiley:

  5. On a scale out of 10 how much do you love:
    a) 10
    b) What girlfriend/boyfried
    c) 9
    d) 9
    e) 11

  6. The person I would most like to teach how to unicycle is_____
    Lots of my friends so we can play hockey and stuff

  7. Unicycling is_______
    the greatest form of transportation in the world.

  8. The naughtiest thing I have done on/with my unicycle is_____
    I haven’t had it long enough to do anything naughty

  9. What do you get if you cross a unicycle and a:
    a) Why do soo many jokes have to do with chickens crossing? Why don’t we all just leave the chickens alone!
    b) Like… A tricycle, maybe?

c) Pain. Haha.

  1. My best unicycle trick is_______
    I dont know very many yet, but I’m learning to go one footed which is pretty darned cool. Next I’m going to learn to ride backwards, then to Wheel Walk.

one answer:

(thanks to Robin)

explanation : this is part of a discussion thread
here
all about creating a french organisation for unicycling.
(in case you do not know the rooster is the national emblem in France -not the cheese-eating monkey :smiley: -)

about naughty things to do on a unicycle we are VERY interested
that would be the a way to boost unicycling here!

bear

This is interesting. Now, a few years later, question 3.) might read, “what would you do if you were Ken Looi for a day?”

I could do two things and the choice would be difficult. I could ride all day (literally) or I could perform surgery and help and perhaps save someone. Tough choice.

Ken Looi rocks 24 hours a day.