BUC 14 - People's Experiences!!

To answer the original question.

It was my first BUC but not my first Uni meet.

I enjoyed the whole social side, meeting new and old faces from the forum and other meets such as London and NUTS.

I thought the main comps freestyle / trails / street were really well done. The street comp had a really good vibe and was of a standard much higher than i was expecting. 10 riders entered that i think compared to the 2 in freestyle.

The facilities in the school with the sleeping rooms / food etc and the 3 halls were excellent.

I arrived on Thursday wanting to get the most out of the full Friday but was disappointed that some of the workshops never happened (wheel walking / mounts etc). I appreciate that these are run by volunteers but i think a blackboard somewhere with any changes / cancellations etc would save people waiting around for things that were not happening or had been moved etc. From Friday afternoon onwards things picked up with more people arriving and lots more going on.

The show was good on saturday night and the muni ride on sunday morning was really enjoyable and relaxing. Good way to finish the weekend.

Big thanks to those organising the event - i enjoyed my first BUC alot.

It was my first BUC and even my first international uni meet.
I had a great time and here is what I liked best:

  • I forgot about the everyday worries and duties which is a wonderful thing.
  • Meeting a lot of nice & friendly people
  • sunday muni ride was fun even though the weather was a bit crappy.
  • workshops! wheelbuilding and maintenance!
  • video competition and evening-time entertainment

Thanks everyone! :slight_smile:

Hip hip hurray

Thanks man! I was pretty nervous and absolutely fagged and shagged and fill of cake after all the trialsing but I’m glad I did it after all!

Thanks for encouraging me to go for it and cheering me, everyone (you can have my babies if u want them lucas).



BUC was the Best met sooo many new people.

hahaha i was also bricking it in the Street comp 2 xD but it was fun.

It can’t have been all bad GK! I know for a fact that you enjoyed playing on Leo’s bop it! I found that stupid press-up game annoying too, but I just let them get on with it. They can’t force you to do something you don’t want to do!

Thanks for putting up all of the street runs by the way! Although I can’t download them, im sure I will work it out!

Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it too much! :frowning:

Rock on!

I’ve posted my video entry for the competition over here

My first BUC and I had a great time! It was cool to meet lots of friends and new people, see some amazing things done on and off unicycles, eat food, drink brown-falling-over-water, ride a few miles, meet a couple of Police officers…

Lots of thanks to lots of people who were nice to me throughout and lent me things to play with.

Just to clear up, when Steve says I left my lights at their house and then got stopped by the Police in the dark: I only left my front light, and still had reflective vest and rear light- just a poor one! They took me in their Police van and fed me hot chocolate and took me part of the way back up to meet Miark who was nice enough to come down to fetch me :slight_smile:

Next time - better lights and less incompetent map-reading and it’ll all be good.

Look forward to next time


Hey guys…

pleased you had a great BUC, me too! Roger was a main driving force, even though he wouldnt admit it. Another person who it couldnt have happened without was Paul Tasker. Without him we wouldnt have nearly as much for the trials, and definatly no street course! Big thanks to the rest of the team too! :slight_smile:

I’m sad you didnt enjoy yourself GK. You seemed to be having a good time everytime I saw you, and we had a good laugh. You memory card going in and out - like other things was a highlight!!! Thanks for your PM btw, I’m going to look into GP!

Ive got loads of highlights, but some highlights of the highlights were getting to know people better, rather than just a ‘unicycle mates’. Seeing Steph and Super Jasper, Afro Steve (shame about the car!!) seeing old mates and meeting new ones. Brendan doing pressups on the side of the road on the way home, then driving away from him… and to finish off a great weekend, steak and eggs with Lucas, Brendan and Emrys when I got home!

I look forward to seeing more pics and videos.

Thanks for coming, and see ya’ll soon!


BUC rocked! Me and Tristan were the first to arrive on Thursday and we left Monday at 5ish so it was definitely worth it, special thanks to Roger and Connie for letting me borrow a 36" and letting me sleep at their place (and letting me see UDC) and probably a lot of things I havn’t even mentioned. It seemed to me that everyone was having a good time, even GK though he won’t admit it haha I loved everything even doing pushups, I think it’s a good way for me to start training again. Oh yeah, I also loved kicking Lucas’ and Mike’s ass at trials, that was sweet…

Oh, and apperently I loved everyone touching my knees, bunch of freaks! Oh, and Connie called me a 17 year old dutch stud… mm… all in all a very good weekend.

P.S. Amanda you suck at unicycling

Aye the hole weekend was gruuaat like, proper good laff. (typing in geordie is too hard)

Was proper fun though, definetly my favourite one yet,
International Vibe was great, just wished i was at all linguistic
Push Up Game was quality everyone i saw get caught was a great sport and did them, we even got Paul Royle who is like Head of the biggest union of unicyclists in the Uk the UUU lol.
Like Joe said getting to know people as people not just Uni mates,
Brendan having similar music taste too me, must be one of the only ones.
Brendan raping me and everyone getting the idea that i raped them.
Playing such a crazy game on saturday night with all those great people all getting involved.
Social Side was quality,
Middle Paul for entering freestyle and saving me from being a loner, he also did a great job on it.
Meeting Kit and Pete was cool good laugh, chicken impression should be in next years show
Hacki Sak
Trying to communicate with Adrian in the end just let our riding do the talking as cheesey as that sounds.
Street Comp working so well,
Freestyle routine running smoothly
Standard of the Trials Course
Late Night Gladiators
Kevin Mcmullin was just quality all weekend
The cheerleaders in the corner for Hockey made it very amusing and knocked my ego when i was out goal keeped by Anna against Southampton

Not enough entries in freestyle
I missed sam the poi kids routine, i think it was sam
struggled to get my opinions across in UUU AGM
Failing to communicate with Adrian
Dustin and Tristan actually getting to BUC - what were the odds lol joking love you both.
Food could have been better
Not qualifieing in Hockey
Not playing basketball my fault though
Smashing my knee up damn bad last night its now pretty swollen
Few too many press ups
Don’t think i got mike once at that game

dustin you were loving the attention :stuck_out_tongue:

lol BUC was awesome for me, i’d never been to a big unicycling meet and it was really cool. it was also really fun to do the freestyle competition, and it was all so relaxed it was funny. Although i’m sorry about the wet spot that i left for the other competitors…

it was so cool to meet so many cool people i’m so glad i went.

i have to many thanks to say, but i will mention Joe baxter who is just a quality guy and a really funny driver LOL

although i’m happy that i dont have to do pressups anymore lol

edit : just like to mention that i have no idea how i raped lucas - he was on top of me…


lol only u would pick up on that one :stuck_out_tongue:

bloody duch

Malicious is a bit strong me thinks, I’m sure you just interepreted it worse than it was. No one would wish an injury on you. Maybe Lucas would on me… but I would wish the same :slight_smile:

Wow, thats a bit harsh, Roger was probably very busy all weekend and blaming him for this isn’t really nice. And I’m very sorry about the camera, that is very unlucky, I didn’t have the best start to BUC either though! If anyone recalls a certain wallet incident… :roll_eyes:

If anyone else has anything this negative to say probably just best to post it straight in the trash.

The Wheel-walking did happen, but I think the only problem there was, was with where they were. (Waaaay to many “w’s” for me…)

But I think that the idea of a blackboard is quite good, yeah.

I (again) loved all of it, ('cept the wallet!). I couldn’t fault it at all, loved it.

I also loved all the videos Kevins rocked and yours Norry’s, and Jas’ and the Qu-ax and Edds (sorry if I miss anyone!). I am relieved that Joe H’s and my vid worked, I loved it!

Who’s chips are those?


Lucas raped me.

It belongs to me.


My first BUC, and I think it was awesome!

I hope to get a fair bit of practise in before the next BUC, on both my risers and my unicycle.

It was awesome watching everyone that performed, there was some pretty awesome skills/tricks shown off.

my computers too slow to load the pics … :frowning:

had a great BUC, it was my first and i was so excited on the way there i was acting like a 6 year old!

really loved:
meeting so many people and putting faces to forum names and avitars and being able to socialise with everyone and talk to loads of really cool people, i made lots of new friends which is great (hello everyone!).
being complimented for my goalkeeping skills (we could have lost sooo much worse!!) and hearing the crowd everytime i saved a goal (lots when lucas was around! :smiley: )
the muni ride was awesome!! (sorry i got people lost…)
learning about street was great, and you guys who competed are brilliant!
the press up game was great!! i only got got once but i got everyone else soo many times! we even carried it on on monday night at the pub and got other playing - hilarious!
having food cooked for me was a luxury
the singing creatures on the udc stall were great - i want them all!
playing ping pong with steve and kevin - i still have a lump on my head!!
getting an awesome coker!! :smiley:
being able to show off my awesome bruises and tell everyone here about the weekend

not so good bits =
not enough sleep.
playing against DUC at hockey (nothing personal, it was just quite painful and slightly stressful coz we were doing so badly)
the washing i now have to do and the work i now have to catch up on.

All in all - i want more!!

will try to get the vid i made uploaded at some point. duno how or when though. (thanks for remembering it so well mike:p )

looking forward to another time when we can all be together again and have more fun!


I had a great time too. It was also my first BUC/

It was a very wierd weekend. If people doing country dancing on unicycles wasn’t strange enough, we had a bright orange bloke getting into a balloon

The trials looks like great fun but I don’t think I’ll ever manage that but I liked hockey and I will be trying that again.

The only other photos I have are of Southampton losing at hockey.

Anna mentioned “the forum” and so I thought I would come and have a look. It then looked familar so I tried to log in and found that I was registered and last logged in in December 2004. As it took me over two years to make my first post, I suppose I’ll see you again in 2009.

I wouldn’t be so hasty, Negative reviews whilst they may be upsetting for some people they also give the people who will be running next years event the a good idea about what needs to be done differently.

If everyone just says it was good then nothing will get changed, if people say it was good but I didn’t like this aspect of it then maybe next year they will try something different.

I think that is why if anyone reads rec.juggling you will notice convemntion reviews are done very differently. There conventions are reviewed in the format “High, Low, Goal, Crush, Bane”.

This gives people a number of different options for saying things about the convention and as a lot of juggling conventions are annual events organised by the same people they can learn what people do and don’t like and alter the next event to more how people want it to be.



the little bit of footage i took when i wasn’t snakeboarding, playing hockey, on the courses, racing, knife-throwing, or otherwise having a wicked time! :smiley:

p.s. gk- i have you on video eagerly anticipating the arrival of the street course- don’t lie- you know you must have had some moments of pure buc pleasure!

Nice one AJ. Nice to see some bits from the first day which we missed.

Is that Mike cable reel walking rather well?