Another New Yorker Unicycle Cover

I have added another New Yorker Unicycle cover to:

Actually it is the only other New Yorker cover that I know of to feature
a unicycle. I got it out of “The Complete Book Of Covers From the New
Yorker 1925-1989” I wish I had a full size copy of the original.

Does anyone know of unicycles on the cover of other magazines? Other
than “On One Well” that is.

John Hooten

Re: Another New Yorker Unicycle Cover

D’apres John Hooten <jhooten@rcsis.com>,
dans le forum rec.sport.unicycling…

> http://www.unicycling.com/hooten/
> Actually it is the only other New Yorker cover that I know of to feature
> a unicycle. I got it out of “The Complete Book Of Covers From the New
> Yorker 1925-1989” I wish I had a full size copy of the original.

Is it a chainless giraffe ?

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To steal from another thread, you know you’ve got it bad when you notice the uni first and not fact the audience is fixed on the girl.

That’s a funny cover, I wonder if he is still riding. At least the bear still is…

bear2.jpg

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Yeah… that woman in yellow is a definite attention-getter!

Re: Another New Yorker Unicycle Cover

On Tue, 04 Feb 2003 14:39:27 -0800, John Hooten <jhooten@rcsis.com>
wrote:

>Does anyone know of unicycles on the cover of other magazines? Other
>than “On One Well” that is.

Does this one count?
<www.xs4all.nl/~klaasbil/trials_vk.htm>
Note that while VOORKANT means frontpage it is really a sub-frontpage
(what’s a good word for that?).

And this one, of course:
<www.xs4all.nl/~klaasbil/current_science.htm>

Klaas Bil

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

Re: Re: Another New Yorker Unicycle Cover

That was a great article. Thanks for posting it.

Daniel

Re: Another New Yorker Unicycle Cover

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 18:40:56 -0600, daino149
<daino149.ielpn@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>> <www.xs4all.nl/~klaasbil/current_science.htm>

>That was a great article. Thanks for posting it.

Just for the record: I stole it, it was originally posted (or put on a
webpage) by someone else, I believe in this group too. So, thank you
whoever it was.

Klaas Bil

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older

A caption under one of the pictures in the arcticle (the one showing him doing a side jump) says:
“He made his unicycle hop sideways a distance of 82 centimeters (32 inches).”
So…the unicycle jumped 82 centimeters? Not him ?
Hehe, just thought I’d point that out. :sunglasses:

Not only that, but it says, “a distance of 82 centimeters [sic].”

<sarcasm>Ooooh. Sidehopping 82 centimetres. Now there’s an accomplishment.</sarcasm>

Now, sidehopping a height of 82 centimetres, there’s an accomplishment that deserves some serious kudos, which I’m sure Kris got and still gets.

Later,
Eli.

Yea, it probably wa meant to be “height” and not “distance” because in the picture, it looks more like he’ competing in a high jump, if you look at the pic, it looks as though he’s more than two feet in the air! Oh, these silly paper writers. :roll_eyes:

Yeah, I saw the picture and he is most certainly clearing a bar, going vertically.

And, uh, two feet is 60cm, so 82cm would be more than two feet in the air. To clear a metre all Kris would have to do is irradiate himself for a while… then he could have all three feet in the air.

I can’t believe I just made that awful, awful joke. Ah well…

Later,
Eli.

I’m pretty sure he won the High Jump competition at UNICON X, where that picture was taken. The apparatus we used was an actual track & field high jump setup, which worked quite well I thought.

I remember having the argument with some “equipment guys” at the track to get them to let us use the stuff. Kris and Geoff Faraghan had to bring me down there because those guys wouldn’t listen to them. The conversation went roughly like this:
“Do you have high jump apparatus?”
“We have everything.” (side note: If they had everything, why did we have to use gigantic cones for the obstacle course?)
“You see all those unicycles out there? That’s what we’re doing today. It’s the world championships, and we have a high jump competition. Duh?”