BMX ETC

Re: BMX ETC

> > “UNIX” sounds like “eunuchs” and that is not a good association.
>
> That too.
>
> Hey, what do you call a guy who has been riding way, way too much? …
:slight_smile:

I was thinkin’ more along the lines of a guy who’s learning to freemount…

Jake Cooper

Re: BMX ETC

>I think UNIX is already taken, as all you computer nerds out there are
>surely aware…

UNIX is a registered trademark in the computing field. However, it’s use in
unicycling is available and should not be considered infringing.

>I don’t see how you got from BMX to UNIX. How about UMX? I coined that
>expression in 1981 for an article in the USA Newsletter about off-roading.

Personally, I like UNIX better than UMX. UNIX stands for uni cross, right?

>Also it’s listed in our competition rulebooks as UMX, though the races we
>do are really not like BMX races, so we should change it to MUni or
>something else.

John, don’t take these things too seriously.

>I’ve still yet to see a BMX-style unicycle race…

What’s BMX?

Does it have any thing to do with the precursor of UNIX, Multics? Or is that
munitics or lunitix? No, a luni is a lover of unicycling. Now, back to your
irregularly scheduled barrage of rec.sport.unicycling!

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>

Microsoft has finally found someone it can’t bully into submission: US
Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_index.htm Yahoo links

Re: BMX ETC

Brian Berlin <brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com> wrote:
: logically following the train of thought, should off road unicycling
: competition be termed “UNIX” similar to BMX or maybe “MUNIX” My vote goes
: towards the former - UNIX

For a while it was known as UMX, Muni seems to be more popular tho. Personaly I
prefer Muni as UMX stands for unicycle motor cross just as BMX is bicycle motor
cross, neither have motors and I think its right to break away from the Motor
Cross image. Muni or Mountain Unicycle is closer to MTB or Mountain bike , MTB
competitions are NEVER called “BMX competition” ( at least not in the UK).

I believe the term Muni was coined by Duncan Castlin , can any one else lay
claim to inventing the term?

sarah

Re: BMX ETC

Brian Berlin suggested:
>> logically following the train of thought, should off road unicycling
>> competition be termed “UNIX” similar to BMX…
>

Kris Holm wrote in message
>Just as long as it isn’t called Windows.

Oh I dunno. The crowds would come from miles around just to see the crashes :wink:


Danny Colyer (remove your.head to reply)
http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/danny.html Getting out of bed is a terrible
way to have to start the day.

Re: BMX ETC

----- Original Message ----- From: John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> To: ‘Sarah
Miller’ <sarah@vimes.u-net.com>; <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Thursday,
March 16, 2000 1:39 PM Subject: RE: BMX ETC

> > For a while it was known as UMX, Muni seems to be more popular tho.
>
> I started the usage of UMX, back when BMX was real popular. But MUni (or Rough
> Terrain Unicycling, as George Peck would say) is more accurate to describe
> what most of us trail riders do, even if it’s not on a mountain. Just as
> riding a mountain bike on a trail is still “mountain biking”.
>
> George Peck’s “Rough Terrain” to me is the most accurate description of
what
> we do, but it just doesn’t roll off the tongue like MUni or Mountain
> Unicycling.
How about calling it URT? Actually, what we originally called UMX was quite
fifferent from today’s Muni. I believe that George Peck made the difference.

Alberto Ruiz

>

Re: BMX ETC

Touche

Ok good point. I totally agree with your line of reasoning, but tom me it could
make no difference. Im already in. How about these (Ill list old ones and my
creations, list any I forgot)

-Muni -UMX -Unix -Munix -ATU -RTU -XU extreme unicycling -mountuni (???) -HTU
harsh terrain -XUC exetreme unicycling -MUC mountain unicycling -MU -MCycle
-MUOLHOM mountain unicycling on large hi;; or mountains

Lets try to come upo with something brand new. Get out your thesaurus. “John
Foss” <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote in message
news:631B3F1D150FD3118E4D00A0C9EC1BDA227211@SERVER
> > Yeah I agree! If anything were trying to perfect the sport not the name. I
> > mean you can call it what ever you want. If you decide to call all
> > competitions Muni or Unix or whatever it has no real significance on
> > anyone’s life.
>
> Ah, but it does. For the most part you are right, but from a marketing
> standpoint, names matter a lot. A name that is “catchy” will attract
more
> attention, and people will remember it more easily. That’s why associating our
> sport with mountain biking has brought us lots of press and attention. At
> least that’s how I see it.
>
> Unicycle = circus.
>
> Mountain unicycle = mountain stuff = extreme sports. We hope.
>
> Or maybe it’s just the visual impact of imagining unicycles offroad that
> generates the interest. But I think that “mountain” word automatically
adds
> an extra dimension to the perceived picture of unicycling.
>
> The average person still thinks a unicycle can only be ridden on a
perfectly
> level surface, and barely at that. The concept of mixing that with a mountain
> seems to make people curious.
>
> What we call it has no effect on what it is, but I think it can have a big
> impact on how it generates interest. This is why corporations and ad agencies
> spend millions trying to figure out product names and taglines.
>
> Let’s see what that stirs up!
>
> John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
> http://www.unicycling.com
>
> “Downhill sucks.” - George Peck, on the downhill course at NUC '99

Re: BMX ETC

-Municycle -Atuni -All terrain uni -unicyclesport -mountain cycling (mountain
biking) -mountuni -UX -???

“John Foss” <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote in message
news:631B3F1D150FD3118E4D00A0C9EC1BDA227211@SERVER
> > Yeah I agree! If anything were trying to perfect the sport not the name. I
> > mean you can call it what ever you want. If you decide to call all
> > competitions Muni or Unix or whatever it has no real significance on
> > anyone’s life.
>
> Ah, but it does. For the most part you are right, but from a marketing
> standpoint, names matter a lot. A name that is “catchy” will attract
more
> attention, and people will remember it more easily. That’s why associating our
> sport with mountain biking has brought us lots of press and attention. At
> least that’s how I see it.
>
> Unicycle = circus.
>
> Mountain unicycle = mountain stuff = extreme sports. We hope.
>
> Or maybe it’s just the visual impact of imagining unicycles offroad that
> generates the interest. But I think that “mountain” word automatically
adds
> an extra dimension to the perceived picture of unicycling.
>
> The average person still thinks a unicycle can only be ridden on a
perfectly
> level surface, and barely at that. The concept of mixing that with a mountain
> seems to make people curious.
>
> What we call it has no effect on what it is, but I think it can have a big
> impact on how it generates interest. This is why corporations and ad agencies
> spend millions trying to figure out product names and taglines.
>
> Let’s see what that stirs up!
>
> John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
> http://www.unicycling.com
>
> “Downhill sucks.” - George Peck, on the downhill course at NUC '99

Re: BMX ETC

John Childs wrote:

> How about “XTUC” (pronounced “ecstasy”) as a variation from “XUC” XTUC -
> extreme terrain unicycling
>
> john_childs
>
> >From: “Kip Koski” <ki@sopris.net>
> >
> >Touche
> >
> >Ok good point. I totally agree with your line of reasoning, but tom me it
> >could make no difference. Im already in. How about these (Ill list old ones
> >and my creations, list any I forgot)
> >
> >-Muni -UMX -Unix -Munix -ATU -RTU -XU extreme unicycling -mountuni (???) -HTU
> >harsh terrain -XUC exetreme unicycling -MUC mountain unicycling -MU -MCycle
> >-MUOLHOM mountain unicycling on large hi;; or mountains
> >
> >Lets try to come upo with something brand new. Get out your thesaurus.
>

How about my favorite, MTU for mountain unicycling. This is a direct spinoff
from MTB, an already well established acronym with a large following.

george

Re: BMX ETC

Someone get him a t-shirt, a can of dew and grab a camera!

John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote in article
<631B3F1D150FD3118E4D00A0C9EC1BDA22721F@SERVER>…
> > If we want to attract more gen. Xer’s, lets just call it "extreme down-hill
> > hardcore all terrain unicycling" and have Mountain Dew endorse it. X Games
> > here we come!
>
> I like it! I can already see David Poznanter in the Mt. Dew shirt.
>
> Now for the hard part. How to get Mountain Dew interested?
>
> jf

Re: BMX ETC

John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote:

> Nor here. But BMX is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. That’s nice, but we
> still don’t race like that (at least not yet).
>
>> I believe the term Muni was coined by Duncan Castling , can any one else lay
>> claim to inventing the term?

> I know it came from England. I’m proud to have added the “Weekend” part!

And of course, in a similar vein is BMW - only 1 letter different from BMX but
unicycle oriented (British Muni Weekend for those who’d forgotten - this year
with more new ideas - watch this space for details…)

Paul Selwood paul@vimes.u-net.com

Re: BMX ETC

Paul Selwood wrote:

> And of course, in a similar vein is BMW - only 1 letter different from BMX but
> unicycle oriented (British Muni Weekend for those who’d forgotten - this year
> with more new ideas - watch this space for details…)

With BMW car company being in the bad books of rather a lot of UK people should
we look at a name change! Bad publicity and all that…
:slight_smile:

Cheers

Roger

The only person who has been accused of being drunk while posting to this
news group…

Re: BMX ETC

didn’t know that. Anyway, I’m just having fun here. UMX implies unicycle moto
cross?!? nope. How about Uni-cross - like cyclocross? hence UniX. anyway, let’s
end this pointless thread. Bb Alberto Ruiz wrote in message
<002501bf8eda$39e3ac20$18374a3f@taino.net>…
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: Brian Berlin <brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com>
>To: <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 5:14 PM
>Subject: BMX ETC
>
>
>> logically following the train of thought, should off road unicycling
>> competition be termed “UNIX” similar to BMX or maybe “MUNIX”
>It has been called UMX for decades. Let’s leave like that.
>
>Alberto Ruiz
>
>> My vote goes towards the former - UNIX Brian
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

Re: BMX ETC

Yup MUni was mine I’ve still got the original artworks and cycle articles. I
actually remember discussing this whole UMX v MUni issue with John Foss at the
Guilford Unicon. I can’t believe it’s still an issue!

It came from Mountain bike-> MTB Mountain Unicycle-> MUni

Anyway MUni has now been followed up with MT.rec (mountain recumbents- more laid
back style of off road cycling)

What would you call Mountain Recumbant Uni? Do they exist? surely not :wink:

Duncan.

Unstable & Unable. ----- Original Message ----- From: Sarah Miller
<sarah@vimes.u-net.com> Newsgroups: rec.sport.unicycling Sent: 16 March 2000
10:01 Subject: Re: BMX ETC

Sarah Miller <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
news:cebqa8.57.ln@vimes.u-net.com
> Brian Berlin <brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com> wrote:> I believe the term Muni was
> coined by Duncan Castlin , can any one else lay claim to inventing the term?
>
> sarah

Re: BMX ETC

unicycleSourceUK wrote:
> With BMW car company being in the bad books of rather a lot of UK people
> should we look at a name change! Bad publicity and all that…
> :slight_smile:

Oh, I don’t know. They’ve given us some new responses to “Where’s your
other wheel?”

It’s a Rover but they’ve cut back production. or It’s a Rover - that’s asset
strippers for you. or It used to be a BMW until I parked it in Longbridge.

Regards, Mark. (who lives about a mile from the Longbridge factory)

Fujitsu Telecom Europe Ltd,| o Solihull Parkway, | In the land of the
pedestrian, /|\ Birmingham Business Park, | the one-wheeled man is king. <<
Birmingham, ENGLAND. | O

It’s back !! Birmingham Circus Convention returns 29th April, 2000 !! Check out
http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk

Re: BMX ETC

>>I can’t believe it’s still an issue!

It’s not an issue. this is just a conversation. I wasn’t on the unicycling
scene then so be patient as I learn. Personally I don’t care for the terms uni
or muni - rhymes with puny. In fact I don’t really care for many words ending
with a long E (although I did name my daughter Kimberly). I don’t know why -
maybe it makes things sound too weak. Maybe it sounds too Italian. I refer to
my unicycle as

  1. unicycle
  2. cycle
  3. wheel I don’t call it a uni.

Also, just as there is a difference between BMX and Mountain Biking - why jump
on my case about calling something UniX. First of all - it was a joke and pun
(unix (the language) and eunichs(perhaps those who ride too much)). Secondly, I
too have never heard of anyone holding unicycle races in the truest bmx fashon.
So to all my internet friends…lighten up and don’t get so defensive. I did get
quite a few off-group e.mails from annoyed people that I brought this up.

And while I’m on my soap box (actually I’m in a chair), there are no mountains
anywhere near here (Texas gulf coast). Why call it Mountain Biking or Muni at
all? Dual sport unicycling? Off Road unicycling? Trail Unicycling? Ultimate
Unicycling? Extreme unicycling? Actually, I don’t really care.

I’m just a shakey level one rider who rides mostly in a church gymnasium with
the Royal Ambassador group I lead (Christian boys group ages 6-10 (or so)). It’s
fun watching these young boys try to takle unicycling, btw. Even the most
aggressive and “independent” of them have been hooked by the hobby and lean on
each other for support as they learn to ride. It’s pretty neat.

Oops, I have digressed. So to sum up, relax. Go for a ride.

Brian

munibods <munibods@breathemail.net> wrote in message
news:38d1383e_2@news1.vip.uk.com
> Yup MUni was mine I’ve still got the original artworks and cycle articles.
I
> actually remember discussing this whole UMX v MUni issue with John Foss at the
> Guilford Unicon. I can’t believe it’s still an issue!
>
> It came from Mountain bike-> MTB Mountain Unicycle-> MUni
>
> Anyway MUni has now been followed up with MT.rec (mountain recumbents-
more
> laid back style of off road cycling)
>
> What would you call Mountain Recumbant Uni? Do they exist? surely not :wink:
>
>
> Duncan.
>
> Unstable & Unable. ----- Original Message ----- From: Sarah Miller
> <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> Newsgroups: rec.sport.unicycling Sent: 16 March 2000
> 10:01 Subject: Re: BMX ETC
>
> Sarah Miller <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
> news:cebqa8.57.ln@vimes.u-net.com
> > Brian Berlin <brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com> wrote:> I believe the term Muni was
> > coined by Duncan Castlin , can any one else lay claim to inventing the term?
> >
> > sarah
> >
>

Re: BMX ETC

Yeah I agree! If anything were trying to perfect the sport not the name. I mean
you can call it what ever you want. If you decide to call all competitions Muni
or Unix or whatever it has no reaal signifigance on anyones life. “Brian Berlin”
<brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com> wrote in message
news:sd2fv1jp9n163@corp.supernews.com
> >>I can’t believe it’s still an issue!
>
> It’s not an issue. this is just a conversation. I wasn’t on the
unicycling
> scene then so be patient as I learn. Personally I don’t care for the
terms
> uni or muni - rhymes with puny. In fact I don’t really care for many
words
> ending with a long E (although I did name my daughter Kimberly). I don’t know
> why - maybe it makes things sound too weak. Maybe it sounds too Italian. I
> refer to my unicycle as
> 1. unicycle
> 2. cycle
> 3. wheel I don’t call it a uni.
>
> Also, just as there is a difference between BMX and Mountain Biking - why jump
> on my case about calling something UniX. First of all - it was a
joke
> and pun (unix (the language) and eunichs(perhaps those who ride too
much)).
> Secondly, I too have never heard of anyone holding unicycle races in the
> truest bmx fashon. So to all my internet friends…lighten up and don’t
get
> so defensive. I did get quite a few off-group e.mails from annoyed people that
> I brought this up.
>
> And while I’m on my soap box (actually I’m in a chair), there are no mountains
> anywhere near here (Texas gulf coast). Why call it Mountain Biking or Muni at
> all? Dual sport unicycling? Off Road unicycling?
Trail
> Unicycling? Ultimate Unicycling? Extreme unicycling? Actually, I don’t
> really care.
>
> I’m just a shakey level one rider who rides mostly in a church gymnasium with
> the Royal Ambassador group I lead (Christian boys group ages 6-10 (or so)).
> It’s fun watching these young boys try to takle unicycling, btw. Even the most
> aggressive and “independent” of them have been hooked by the hobby and lean on
> each other for support as they learn to ride. It’s
pretty
> neat.
>
> Oops, I have digressed. So to sum up, relax. Go for a ride.
>
> Brian
>
>
> munibods <munibods@breathemail.net> wrote in message
> news:38d1383e_2@news1.vip.uk.com
> > Yup MUni was mine I’ve still got the original artworks and cycle
articles.
> I
> > actually remember discussing this whole UMX v MUni issue with John Foss
at
> > the Guilford Unicon. I can’t believe it’s still an issue!
> >
> > It came from Mountain bike-> MTB Mountain Unicycle-> MUni
> >
> > Anyway MUni has now been followed up with MT.rec (mountain recumbents-
> more
> > laid back style of off road cycling)
> >
> > What would you call Mountain Recumbant Uni? Do they exist? surely not :wink:
> >
> >
> > Duncan.
> >
> > Unstable & Unable. ----- Original Message ----- From: Sarah Miller
> > <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> Newsgroups: rec.sport.unicycling Sent: 16 March 2000
> > 10:01 Subject: Re: BMX ETC
> >
> > Sarah Miller <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
> > news:cebqa8.57.ln@vimes.u-net.com
> > > Brian Berlin <brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com> wrote:> I believe the term Muni was
> > > coined by Duncan Castlin , can any one
else
> > > lay claim to inventing the term?
> > >
> > > sarah
> > >
> >
> >
>

Re: BMX ETC

In article <sd2fv1jp9n163@corp.supernews.com>, “Brian Berlin”
<brian@taxmgmtsvcs.com> writes:

>Secondly, I too have never heard of anyone holding unicycle races in the truest
>bmx fashon.

Well we’re going to try something similar at BMW2 - downhill dual slalom muni
races (that seemed to trip off the tongue!) with plenty of scope for underhand
tactics and crowd pleasing thrills & spills :slight_smile:

Jerry Cooper

Re: BMX ETC

unicycleSourceUK <Roger.Davies@octacon.co.uk> wrote:

: With BMW car company being in the bad books of rather a lot of UK people
: should we look at a name change! Bad publicity and all that…

Well… as no-one " got" the joke in the BMW logo last year I don’t we have a
problem with being assoisated with a cirtain car maker who refused to help us
out last year with a few prizes as " we don’t do cycling anaymore". Ho hum. This
year the Web MTB magazine GoFar have sent us some neat little prizes and there
will be the usual assortment of odd prizes for the usual assortment of odd
catorgaries.

: The only person who has been accused of being drunk while posting to this news
: group…

How did that happen then?

sarah