Hi folks. Unicyclists are obviously reading your magazine. Rather than slur us,
why not embrace us as the cycling brethren we are? Circus only? C’mon. Riding a
bike is easy. Riding a unicycle is, well, follow these URLs to some pretty
amazing mountain unicycling pix!
<a href="http://www.unicycling.com/">http://www.unicycling.com</a> <a href="http://web.onyxnet.co.uk/Roger.Davies-octacon.co.uk/muni.htm">http://web.onyxnet.co.uk/Roger.Davies-octacon.co.uk/muni.htm</a> We could say that real men (and real women) don't need two wheels, but that wouldn't be polite. Quoting the promoters of the recent British Muni Weekend, "No brakes, no gears, no hands...no problem!"
John Drummond, Partner UnicycleSource.com
---------------------- Forwarded by John Drummond/Atlanta/IBM on 05/18/99 09:51
“Danny Colyer” <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 05/18/99 09:04:00 AM
Please respond to “Danny Colyer” <email@example.com>
cc: (bcc: John Drummond/Atlanta/IBM) Subject: Bike Mag Slur on Unicycles
The June issue of Cycling Plus has an article on why every cyclist needs 7 bikes
- a racing bike, a touring bike, a mountain bike, a hack bike, a recumbent, a
tandem and a folder. My first thought was “What about a unicycle?” My second
thought was that including unicycles would add a lot to the article. You need a
20" for performing and hockey, a 24" for racing, a 26" Muni, a 28" for
marathons, a Coker for touring and commuting, a 12" and a 16" for teaching the
kids, not to mention a giraffe, an ultimate and possibly a BC wheel.
When I came to read the article properly, I was saddened to see the unicycle
listed under “Bikes you don’t need”. I quote from the magazine:
“The unicycle. Why? There’s only one place for the one-wheeled beast: in the
circus with the clowns. George Orwell was right, in his unpublished novella
Bicycle Farm, when he said ‘two wheels good, one wheel sad’.”
The letters address for Cycling Plus is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
don’t be too hard on them, I generally consider this to be the best cycling mag
on the UK market.
Danny Colyer email@example.com