Coasting on one-and-a-half wheelers and on standard unicycles.

>|> I personally think the 1 1/2 wheel would be the most fun to ride. It might
>|> be fun to coast on it with the 1/2 wheel in the upper position, out of
>|> contact with the bottom wheel!

Jack Halpern wrote:

>How to devil are you going to get enough speed to start a coast, I wonder. But
>with all the magic we’ve seen at Unicon VII, everything is possible, I guess.

Coasting doesn’t require great speed. Many good coasters can coast on a
standard unicycle at a relatively slow velocity. I don’t think a one-and-a-half
wheeler would be too difficult to coast, assuming the rider can already ride a
two wheeler.

This suggests a fun contest: A slow coasting (on a standard!) contest for at
most 10m. Riders will be timed on a coast for 10m or less. The clock stops if
and when they fall off before the 10m line or when they cross the 10m line.

This in a way seems better than the current UNICON coasting contest, were the
winner is typically the person who crosses the coasting line the fastest,
assuming they can stay on top until the wheel stops.

Stay on Top until the coasting wheel stops,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>

P.S. A unicycle is a training wheel for walking!

RE: Coasting on one-and-a-half wheelers and on standard unicycles.

Let’s add Ken’s P.S. to our list of snappy comebacks! Paul Goodrich
psgoodrich@bpa.gov

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Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>

pps A unicycle is a training wheel for walking!