ANN: British Unicycle Convention 10 open for registration

In case you don’t know what it is, please
take a look at the website:
http://www.unicycle.org.uk/buc10/.

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that
this is a clone of the BUC9 site, so some
details may be incorrect.

One thing that is not incorrect is that the
registration fee is way cheaper - YES! CHEAPER -
than for BUC9. And when you take off the
pre-registration discount, I don’t see how you’ll
want to go anywhere else.

The convention is being held on 25-27 April 2003
at Baxter College (formerly known as Harry Cheshire
School) in Kidderminster, the same place as BUC9.

For pricing see the website. Look under registration.
The registration form is here:
http://www.unicycle.org.uk/buc10/reg-form.html

Arnold the Aardvark
My new toy: OO-( >-|o

British Unicycle Convention 10
Baxter College, Kidderminster
25-27 April 2003

From the website…

“The main sports hall has a small viewing gallery, and shower and toilet facilities.”

Erm… viewing what, exactly? :slight_smile:

Phil, just me

Uni meet

When is/was BUC9, cos’ i’m going to Baxter College for the meet on Saturday (Nov2nd)
i don’t have a clue about the names of all these events. :thinking:

BUC9 was last April, or somewhere around then anyway. Presumably it’s a yearly thing?

The Unimeet on saturday (I’m going now, apparently… :)) isn’t related. Although I could be wrong; they are in the same place…

I’m going to shut up now and let someone who knows what they’re talking about have a go…

Phil, just me

Thanx Phil,
what kind of standard is it on Saturday, do you know, cos i think i might be a bit worse than everyone else. Will there be any info on where to get a new uni cos’ i’ve got a 30 year old 24"

What uni do you ride? just out of interest.
I’m hoping to buy this 20" from Unicycle.com for £125

If you’re the same James_please02 who has just mentioned working up to 7 foot (cor!) drops then I don’t think you should have anything to worry about, the most I’ve done is about 3, and that was pushing it. If it’s anything like Durham the other weekend there are people of all abilities.

As for a new uni… http://www.unicycle.uk.com is where mine have come from. This forum is an excellent source of advice too if there’s anything you’re not sure about.

Phil, just me

If you’re talking about the UDC trials unicycle… that’s what I’ve got, and will be taking to the UniMeet. Only mine’s got a Velo seat :).

I like it; seems perfectly robust, nice’n’squishy tyre and all.

I’ve got a muni too, one of these, but that’s staying at home for the time being.

Phil, just me

Yeah thats the one. is it as good as it looks?
how do i get a picture like your Lego man? :thinking:

I’d better be going so i’ll catch up with you on Saturday.
I’ll be on a 24" with a blue frame so you should see me.
Thanx for the advice on Sat. see you then :sunglasses:

For adding a little picture, or “avatar”… look at this thread, and Rhysling’s helpful and authentic illustrations…

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21168

As for the unicycle… the only bad thing about mine is there’s not much clearance between the top of the tyre and the frame. However (a) this is only a slight niggle when a stone gets stuck in there, and rattles around noisily, and (b) I think this is likely to be just a weird frame, I doubt the rest are like that.

Either way, I’m happy with it.

Phil, just me

Re: ANN: British Unicycle Convention 10 open for registration

“phil” <phil.db4me@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:phil.db4me@timelimit.unicyclist.com
>
> BUC9 was last April, or somewhere around then anyway. Presumably it’s a
> yearly thing?

It was in April this year. The BUC is an annual national event organised
by volunteers. It is the only UK convention specifically aimed at
unicyclists.
You really should come along.

The venue is the same one as used for the regular unimeets organised by
Steve Grainger. Not exactly a coincidence - Steve is a BUC organiser too,
and the venue is brill.

The reason I spent so much time and effort copying other people’s
websites is precisely so that you can find out about the convention by
looking at http://www.unicycle.org.uk/buc10. :slight_smile:

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> what kind of standard is it on Saturday, do you know, cos i think i
> might be a bit worse than everyone else.

It’s not a competition! Just come along and meet some people, have
a laugh, and maybe learn a new skill.

Have a spot of ice cream afterwards and toast me with the cones. I finished the BUC9 puzzle you gave me at UNICON finally. I’ve been working on it four hours a day since I got it. Hey … there’s a picture of a unicycle on it!

Re: ANN: British Unicycle Convention 10 open for registration

> Have a spot of ice cream afterwards and toast me with the cones. I
> finished the BUC9 puzzle you gave me at UNICON finally. I’ve been
> working on it four hours a day since I got it. Hey … there’s a picture
> of a unicycle on it!

Hi Greg, I know you solved in about 2 minutes. But wait! The BUC10 one
will be way harder :wink:

Arnold the Aardvark

My new toy: OO-( >-|o

British Unicycle Convention 10
Baxter College, Kidderminster
25-27 April 2003

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You have a two wheel stack? Sweet!

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> You have a two wheel stack? Sweet!

Yes. Dave Mariner (DM) made it for me. It’s very
sturdy, a requirement a larger rider like for me, but
I expect Gilby would find it too heavy. I have managed
to ride it the length of a small hall, but only very wobblily.

Re: ANN: British Unicycle Convention 10 open for registration

> Yes. Dave Mariner (DM) made it for me. It’s very
> sturdy, a requirement a larger rider like for me, but

sturdy, a requirement for a larger rider like me, but

[Wow! Serious grammar failure :frowning: ]

> I expect Gilby would find it too heavy. I have managed
> to ride it the length of a small hall, but only very wobblily.

Standard… any and all, from non rider to Will and Adam.

Start the day with the warm up and you’ll soon see how much more you can do than some people and less than others and how little it matters either way.

The warm up, for those who don’t know is an activity for every one to join in with, it gets harder as it goes along and people drop out when they can’t take it any more, people drop back in when they realise its got onto stuff they can do again.

Every thing except warm up , buying raffle tickets and the tidy up at the end is optional. Raffle proceds from this uni meet are going to wards travel costs for a Uk group going to Eurocycle 2003. Any UK rider who wants to travel to Eurocycle by mini bus can be part of that group.

See you there
SArah
See you there