A new chapter in unicycling

The Independent: a newspaper in the UK. Slightly left leaning rather smug middle class, but less rabidly political than the other broadsheets.

In the Saturday supplement they have a one page interview in which they ask the same questions every week of a minor celebrity. It gives the interviewee a chance to present themselves in a good light, displaying their fashionable green, slightly arty, concerned parent, blissfully happily married credentials. It’s usually pretentious codswallop.

This week, the minor celebrity is Peter Serafinowicz, “Actor and Comedian, age 36” who chooses to use the interview to showcase his zany off the wall sense of humour. Yawn!

But one amusing answer. The question each week is either “I ride…” or “I drive…” and his answer to “I ride a Harley Davidson unicycle. I bought it from a Hell’s Clown.”

Nice idea. There used ot be some posters int his forum who called their gang “Hell on Wheel” - I loved the singular.

Hells Angels (there is no apostrophe) are not angels. Unicyclists are not (usually) clowns.

We should form an international brotherhood of badd ass unicyclists. Harper for President!

Who’s going to design the Hells Clowns logo and get some patches made up?

Here’s a link to an inspirational picture of the original Hells Angels logo (trademarked):

And here is a link to a randomly selected picture of a clown:

I really like this idea, and I think my avatar fits well with this topic.

I do like the “Hell on Wheel”, makes me laugh, though I don’t remember the particular gang you mention.

Being a biker too, I’d love to be a Hell’s Clown.

The prospect of Bohemian Hells Angels (no apostrophe) is quite intriguing. The following (from Wikipedia) seems to have some parallels.

The term bohemian, of French origin, was first used in the English language in the nineteenth century[1] to describe the untraditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished artists, writers, musicians, and actors in major European cities. Bohemians were associated with unorthodox or antiestablishment political or social viewpoints, which were often expressed through non-marital sexual relations, frugality, and/or voluntary poverty.

No mention of biting the heads off bats or raping old ladies at all!

Oh, and I guess I can only be a Hells Clown prospect until I can freemount:o

But I’d love to join then!

Hmmm. In view of the Hells Angels’ reputation for traumatically percussive “litigation”, can I just disassociate myself from that remark?

Team Unicycle Max was sponsored by Joy Cone for RTL. Check out their old clown logo…

If that’s not Hells Clown, I don’t know what is.

There was even a uni-gang turf war between Hell on Wheel, based in Virginia / D.C. and Thunderwheels, based in Pensylvania, though claiming membership all over the world.

I have a Muni Militia T-shirt from a while back.


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