You answered yes to 68 questions. This gives you a score of 44.16 percent.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
How did you fair?
0 - 20% You’ve been introduced to the unicycling world but have much to learn.
21 - 40% Unicycling has progressed beyond a passing interest into the realms of a serious hobby. 41 - 60% Unicycling is something you are pretty passionate about and plays a big part in your life.
61 - 80% We can safely categorize you as a unicycling fanatic.
81 - 100% Unicycling is your life.
although my true score is “Unicycling is your life.”
Is it fair to study the terms and names? I brought my score up by doing some googling.
P.S. It’s easy to be dishonest on the questions, like the “unique unicycle” one. Is it unique or did you just add your own paint job and stickers? Also, could building a unicycle mean putting a frame on a wheelset?
With this in mind, if you get a false score now, in a few years time when you actually reach that score it won’t mean much.
Yes, it is very easy to cheat on that test. However, you’re only cheating yourself. It’s more fun and rewarding to work and achieve a goal than to falsely claim it.
Studying to learn the names of abbreviations and other terms would be cheating. You learn the terms and names by being active in the unicycling community and learning the history. You go to conventions, talk with people, read materials at the conventions, read web sites, etc. If your only connection with the unicycling community is reading this newsgroup (forum) then you are missing much of the knowledge and experiences that will allow you to answer those questions.
When I take the test I judge myself strictly. If I have to stretch then I’m not yet ready to check that box. It makes it more fun and more honest.
I have gone out and intentionally done things just to complete an option on the test. For example I rode my unicycle on a Washington State Ferry while it was traveling so I could claim that I rode my unicycle on a moving vehicle. That’s what makes the test fun.
A unicycle is not unique if you just add stickers or a new paint job. A unique unicycle is one that is structurally unique and not just superficially unique. Think of specialty and novelty unicycles. Things like a giraffe with a scooter wheel, a coaster unicycle that you made yourself, something that had to be built special. Claiming a unique unicycle just because of the paint job is not fair to the people who have genuinely unique unicycles. I have unicycles that are supreficially unique. They would stand out in a pile of unicycles at a convention. But none that I would consider unique in terms of the unicycle fanatic test.
Same goes for building a unicycle. To build a unicycle means starting with a pile of parts that don’t look anything like a unicycle and making a unicycle out of those parts. At a minimum it would mean building the frame and building the wheel. Bonus points if you also build the hub and other parts.
And anyone who manages to tie John Foss (other than a few well known others) is not being honest with the scoring.
The test is biased towards people who go to conventions and are active in the national or international organizations. That’s just the way of the test.