Last weekend I had my picture taken up in London for a short article which is going to be in the AA(*) customer magazine, about me commuting on my unicycle. To fit with the commuting thing I was dressed up like a proper City commuter in a suit and hat and stuff.
I dunno exactly what the article’s going to be like, but it was quite a laugh taking the pictures. I’ve never had to repeatedly stillstand quite so many times.
I’ve got a couple of the pictures and put them on the web here
Hopefully it’ll be some publicity for unicycling anyway, this magazine
goes out to about 3 million people so I’m told.
(*) That’s the Automobile Association not Alcoholics Anonymous
> I wish it’ll not be something like “Don’t be an idiot. Buy a car.”- sort
> of thing. Well probably not.
The guy setting this up had seen somebody commuting on a unicycle and
wanted to do an article about unicycling as a practical form of
transport. Assuming he sticks with that, it sounds like exactly the kind
of publicity we want.
Nice one, Joe.
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i sometimes ride with an umbrella. of course, it’s green and white, and i’m wearing enourmous pajama pants and really big hair, so the effect is probably different. more of a clown thing. the teacher assistants in my chemistry lab have refered to me as ‘circus boy’ once that i know of
I used to unicycle to work (before …) and carried my suit in a backpack.
when arriving at the office I was so covered with sweat that I had to wash
myself all over … since there is no shower at my office I was obliged
to come earlier so that I would not meet anybody while at the “gents…”
anguish … a year earlier while commuting with a b*ke, and washing myself
the C.E.O himself came in! what was this bloke doing here so early
in the morning?
showers should be mandatory in offices!
If we were more alternative transportation friendly, things like cycling to work would be encouraged and facititated. But, we’re a world that laments about pollution while driving bigger and bigger cars (I’m specifically talking about the U.S. here, but I think it probably applies to many other places as well).
There’s a place for motorized vehicles; there’s even a place for rough-terrain vehicles. But you don’t need a Hummer to drive 3 miles to work!
I just have to rant sometimes, especially when I see that Mercedes has an SUV now. Who’s going to take a Mercedes off-road?
>wobbling bear wrote:
>> showers should be mandatory in offices!
Luckily, our premises have excellent bike storage and showering
facilities. However, I have never commuted on a unicycle yet. It’s
about 10 miles.
>I just have to rant sometimes, especially when I see that Mercedes has
>an SUV now. Who’s going to take a Mercedes off-road?
Yes I also saw the new SUV today (in a newspaper). But Mercedes have
been building off-road vehicles for many decades (Unimog, Gelande,
ML-series). That doesn’t answer your question but it takes away the
rethorical aspect of it.
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