Best reaction yet.

Was out riding the other day when I passed a family (Mum & two kids). One of the
kids, who can’t of been more that about 3 or 4 years old, spontaneously burst
into hysterical laughter when she saw me.

Much better that “you’ve lost a wheel, mate”.

Trevor Coultart (Anecdotal and/or amusing quotation currently unavailable)

Re: Best reaction yet.

Lol nice 1. yeh get 1s like can u ride that thing to

Re: Best reaction yet.

On 21/3/01 3:49 pm, Trev posted:

> Lol nice 1. yeh get 1s like can u ride that thing to
>
>
Indeed. I’ve had a couple of “How do you ride that thing?”, the answer to which
seems to be… “er, like this” as you pedal away.

Trevor Coultart

Re: Best reaction yet.

yes :o)

Re: Best reaction yet.

I think my favorite came from a 5 or 6 year old girl in my neighborhood…i was
pushing the coker out to the street, and heard her yell to her mom “Look mom,
he’s got a one wheel bike” As i mounted and rode away, it was “Look mom, he’s
riding it…take a wheel off my bike!”

Chuck

Trevor Coultart wrote in message …
>Was out riding the other day when I passed a family (Mum & two kids). One of
>the kids, who can’t of been more that about 3 or 4 years old, spontaneously
>burst into hysterical laughter when she saw me.
>
>Much better that “you’ve lost a wheel, mate”.
>
>
>Trevor Coultart (Anecdotal and/or amusing quotation currently unavailable)
>
>

Re: Best reaction yet.

That’s priceless! With that attitude, she’ll go far.

—Nathan

“Chuck Webb” <ke4mej@stoutinternet.com> wrote in message
news:2Wbu6.1215$Te.123631@monger.newsread.com
> I think my favorite came from a 5 or 6 year old girl in my
neighborhood…i
> was pushing the coker out to the street, and heard her yell to her mom
"Look
> mom, he’s got a one wheel bike" As i mounted and rode away, it was "Look mom,
> he’s riding it…take a wheel off my bike!"
>
> Chuck

Re: Best reaction yet.

That was pretty much my reaction…i wanted to go buy her a uni right then, but
wasn’t sure how mom would react!

Chuck

Nathan Hoover wrote in message …
>That’s priceless! With that attitude, she’ll go far.
>
>—Nathan
>
>“Chuck Webb” <ke4mej@stoutinternet.com> wrote in message
>news:2Wbu6.1215$Te.123631@monger.newsread.com
>> I think my favorite came from a 5 or 6 year old girl in my
>neighborhood…i
>> was pushing the coker out to the street, and heard her yell to her mom
>"Look
>> mom, he’s got a one wheel bike" As i mounted and rode away, it was "Look mom,
>> he’s riding it…take a wheel off my bike!"
>>
>> Chuck
>

unis are NOT one-wheel bikes

Here is something that annoys me: When a parent tells a kid that a unicycle is a
bike with one wheel.

After all, which came first – the wheel or the two-wheeler?

In reality, a bike is a unicycle with two wheels, not the other way 'round.

On a similar note, I must say that as a teacher and parent, it has always amazed
me that here in New York City, with all of the things going on and the circuses
that come to town each year and so on, there are many kids (and some adults) who
don’t know the word ‘unicycle.’ But I bet these kids know the word ‘Nintendo’!

David Stone

Re: Best reaction yet.

One of the local inhabitants of the social club (bar) down the road from my
house drives a Robin Reliant - a three wheeled car - regurgitated the infamous
“Oi mate, you know you’ve lost a wheel!”. After I’d picked myself up of the
floor from the fit of hysterical laughter my reply of, “I could same the same to
you” left him with a rather bemused look on his face. No further comical quips
have been heard from said man since.

Neil

“Trevor Coultart” <coultart.remove.this@mac.com> wrote in message
news:B6DE6DD5.11F97%coultart.remove.this@mac.com
> Was out riding the other day when I passed a family (Mum & two kids). One of
> the kids, who can’t of been more that about 3 or 4 years old, spontaneously
> burst into hysterical laughter when she saw me.
>
> Much better that “you’ve lost a wheel, mate”.
>
>
> Trevor Coultart (Anecdotal and/or amusing quotation currently unavailable)
>
>

RE: unis are NOT one-wheel bikes

> Subject: unis are NOT one-wheel bikes
>
>
> Here is something that annoys me: When a parent tells a kid that a unicycle is
> a bike with one wheel.
>
> After all, which came first – the wheel or the two-wheeler?
>
> In reality, a bike is a unicycle with two wheels, not the other way 'round.

This got me interested in the actual definitions of these terms. So I looked
them up in my American Heritage Dictionary.

u·ni·cy·cle n. A vehicle consisting of a frame mounted over a single wheel and
usually propelled by pedals. --u“ni·cy”clist n.

bi·cy·cle n. 1. A vehicle consisting of a light frame mounted on two wire-spoked
wheels one behind the other and having a seat, handlebars for steering, brakes,
and two pedals or a small motor by which it is driven. 2. An exercise bicycle.
–attributive. 1. Often used to modify another noun. --bi·cy·cle intr.v.
bi·cy·cled, bi·cy·cling, bi·cy·cles. To ride or travel on a bicycle.
–bi“cy·cler (-kl…r) or bi“cy·clist (-kl¹st) n.

bike n. 1. A bicycle. 2. A motorcycle. 3. A motorbike. --bike intr.v. biked,
bik·ing, bikes. To ride a bike.

> On a similar note, I must say that as a teacher and parent, it has always
> amazed me that here in New York City, with all of the things going on and the
> circuses that come to town each year and so on, there are many kids (and some
> adults) who don’t know the word ‘unicycle.’ But I bet these kids know the word
> ‘Nintendo’!
>
> David Stone

That is so sad. Today’s kids know more about Nintendo than real games and
activities. That makes them just couch potatoes.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

Re: Best reaction yet.

I once was riding in snow/slush/ice in our city. A lady said, “Wow, you’ve got
guts!” Another man said, “Where are your snow chains?” And I happily replied,
“They’re at home!”

Jeff


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Re: Best reaction yet.

Being that there are few times in the year where it doesn’t snow in Rochester,
I’ve had time to think about the snow comments.

“So, do you get good traction on that thing?” “Sure do, it’s got
all-wheel-drive!”

which probably isn’t too far from the truth. I feel quite safer on a unicycle in
the snow than I would on a bike with the same grade of tires.

jeff lutkus

— jeff d tuttle <moosebreath1@juno.com>
> wrote: I once was riding in snow/slush/ice in our city. A lady said, "Wow,
> you’ve got guts!" Another man said, “Where are your snow chains?” And I
> happily replied, “They’re at home!”
>
>Jeff


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Re: Best reaction yet.

That’s AWESOME! :slight_smile: Tammy

>“Look mom, he’s riding it…take a wheel off my bike!”
>
>Chuck


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