bears and monkeys

Chimpanzees and orangutans have. I saw a chimp do it at the Detroit Zoo when
I was little. Mel Hall, one of the greatest unicyclists of all time, taught
orangutans. There was a picture in On One Wheel a few years ago. As for
bears, I highly doubt it. Does anyone know otherwise?

That is really cool!

I’m not sure if bears could unicycle, but at the circus yesterday I saw one
balance on an oversized basketball and walk around on it!

tmm


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Re: Bears and Monkeys

Chas Walton wrote:
>No, it’s not cool at all. No creature (human or animal) should be forced to
>endure something painful and possibly dangerous just to be fed.

I agree. Put helmets and kneepads on those bears and monkeys.

-Rick

Re: Bears and Monkeys

No, it’s not cool at all.

We ride unis because we love it. It’s hard work, we sustain innumerable injuries
along the way and, fools that we are, we don’t give up the struggle till we’ve
mastered it.

Luckily we’re not forced to unicycle to earn our daily banana. There’d be
precious little fun left in it if we went hungry each day we failed to
free-mount.

No creature (human or animal) should be forced to endure something painful and
possibly dangerous just to be fed. And we’ll never extract unicycling from the
circus-trick ghetto if we continue to support those who exploit unicycling and
animals for a cheap buck.

Re: Bears and Monkeys

Greetings

In message “Re: Bears and Monkeys”, Rick Bissell wrote…
>Chas Walton wrote:
>>No, it’s not cool at all. No creature (human or animal) should be forced to
>>endure something painful and possibly dangerous just to be fed.
>
>I agree. Put helmets and kneepads on those bears and monkeys.

And then test them for IUF levels too :slight_smile: Next, they could join a Unicon and
race each other :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

>-Rick
>
>

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Re: Bears and Monkeys

Jack Halpern wrote:
> >I agree. Put helmets and kneepads on those bears and monkeys.
>
> And then test them for IUF levels too :slight_smile: Next, they could join a Unicon and
> race each other :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

How can you be sure they’re not already doing that. :wink:

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RE: Bears and Monkeys

> No creature (human or animal) should be forced to endure something painful and
> possibly dangerous just to be fed.

I doubt that riding a unicycle would be considered dangerous by a bear. As for
painful, that’s another story. Bears are heavy, and we seem to have enough
trouble designing seats that are comfortable for us humans. Mostly I am dubious
about the bear being anatomically, or cognitively built to ride a unicycle.

> And we’ll never extract unicycling from the circus-trick ghetto if we continue
> to support those who exploit unicycling and animals for a cheap buck.

Cheap buck is right. Cirque du Soleil has never used animals, and the last time
I saw their show (“O”), it was $100 a ticket! If you don’t like seeing animals
in the circus, definitely don’t go to ones that feature animal acts. But then
you should probably boycott zoos as well. There are almost always shows there,
and all animals are helpless prisoners there, regardless of the easy life they
live, and average longer lifespans they have there.

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Re: Bears and Monkeys

Mark Wiggins (M.Wiggins@ftel.co.uk) wrote:
: > And then test them for IUF levels too :slight_smile: Next, they could join a Unicon and
: > race each other :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

: How can you be sure they’re not already doing that. :wink:

I think they are, did you see Miarks chimpanzee style riding on saturday and
sunday, his ape index must rival an oragatun.

sarah