Coker Meddling!

All Coker - Heads:

  1. Has Anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with Seat out in Front and or back
    with arm extended?

  2. a. Has anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with the seat dragging in
    front or rear?

    b. If so, can you pick up the frame again to return to seat position?

  3. Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?

Or, should I add these to the “Things you can’t do on a unicycle - Coker
Chapter?”

Have you any other wild Coker - based dreams?

Steve

At 08:47 AM 5/6/00 GMT, Chris Carey wrote:
>. Has anyone attempted attaching a brake to the Coker wheel?
>
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A. J.

I have my computer set at “283 centimeters”. Every time I’ve checked it against
mile posts it’s been within 01% accurate. Yesterday I maxxed at 19.9 This was on
a residential street (flat with a tailwind). My record is 23.5 on a highway
shoulder (slight downslope with a tailwind). Keep in mind I weigh 230 lbs.

-Mark

— day I maxed out at 22 mph. On the second day I maxed out at 24

>mph. I have my psycho computer calibrated at 285 centimeters. Does that

>measurement sound about right to you? The first


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> 1) Has Anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with Seat out in Front and or back
> with arm extended?

I have done it on my 45", so I assume I could do it on a Coker in a few tries.

> 2) a. Has anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with the seat dragging in
> front or rear?

That sounds nasty, especially seat in front! Or “seat under wheel” you
might say.

> b. If so, can you pick up the frame again to return to seat position?

I think a rear seat drag is doable, and can be gotten out of.

> 3) Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?

I have an old picture of Tom Miller riding a giant wooden ultimate wheel,
probably a little over 40". Talk about crotch burn! I should dig up that picture
and add it to my ‘Things not to do’ though…

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

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trdwnds@asiaonline.net wrote:

> 1) Has Anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with Seat out in Front and or back
> with arm extended?

Yes.

> 2) a. Has anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with the seat dragging in
> front or rear?

Yes.

> b. If so, can you pick up the frame again to return to seat position?

No.

> 3) Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?

That would be interesting.

> Or, should I add these to the "Things you can’t do on a unicycle - Coker
> Chapter?"
>
> Have you any other wild Coker - based dreams?

Some skills that are probably impossible on the Coker are seat on side and
crossover (riding with the opposite foot on the pedal). Stand up skills (wheel
walking, gliding, coasting) might be impossible as well since the distance from
the frame to the seat is pretty small and the frame is rounded.

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Greetings

In message “Coker Meddling!”, trdwnds@asiaonline.net wrote…
>All Coker - Heads:
>
>1) Has Anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with Seat out in Front and or back
> with arm extended?
>
>2) a. Has anyone succeeded in riding the Coker with the seat dragging in
> front or rear?
>
> b. If so, can you pick up the frame again to return to seat position?
>
>
>3) Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?

Hey, this was done way back in the 1890 or so! Have a look at the The
Unicycle Book.

>
>Or, should I add these to the "Things you can’t do on a unicycle - Coker
>Chapter?"
>
>Have you any other wild Coker - based dreams?
>
>Steve
>
>
>At 08:47 AM 5/6/00 GMT, Chris Carey wrote:
>>. Has anyone attempted attaching a brake to the Coker wheel?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

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>> 2) b. If so, can you pick up the frame again to return to seat position?

John Foss replied:

>I think a rear seat drag (On A Coker) is doable, and can be gotten out of.

John, Gilby already mentioned that it’s been done (by him?) Anyway, I’d love to
see, and photograph all these Coker Feats at UNICON!!

>> 3) Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?
>
>I have an old picture of Tom Miller riding a giant wooden ultimate wheel,
>probably a little over 40". Talk about crotch burn! I should dig up that
>picture and add it to my ‘Things not to do’ though…

Yes, definitely look that one up!! And I was originally unsure if it was a
candidate for your list or mine!!!

Yeahhhhhhhhhh Tom miller!! (Ouch)

Steve

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trdwnds@asiaonline.net asked:
>3) Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?
>

I tried it at BJC2K, while Sarah was experimenting with fitting her 20" wheel in
her Coker frame. I felt it was certainly doable - or would have been if there
were fewer jugglers in the way.


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:> 3) Has anyone yet tried to make a Coker-based ultimate wheel?

Miark was riding my coker wheel as an ultimate in the hall at BJC2K, he made it
look easy, but then Miark does. Meanwhile I was riding a 20inch wheel in the
coker frame. sarah

Re: Coker Meddling!

Not so much a Coker dream but something that when I first heard about the Big
One I never thought I could do. A few weeks ago I rode from Houston, Texas to
Austin, Texas in two days. One hundred miles the first day and eighty two miles
the next. I know this was kind of off the subject but I thought you people would
appreciate it. Bye Bye.

Aj

p.s. Has anybody thought about having a get together in some state in the u.s.
for all the Cokerheads to meet and ride together? Just a thought.

Re: Coker Meddling!

Ashton Joseph Greig III wrote:
>
> Not so much a Coker dream but something that when I first heard about the Big
> One I never thought I could do. A few weeks ago I rode from Houston, Texas to
> Austin, Texas in two days. One hundred miles the first day and eighty two
> miles the next. I know this was kind of off the subject but I thought you
> people would appreciate it. Bye Bye.

That’s a very amazing accomplishment! The most I’ve ever done in one day has
been just under 70 miles which is a very long way for a day. 100 miles is a
heck of a lot more than that, and doing that for two days in a row has got
to be tough.

Last weekend, five unicyclists did the Minnesota Ironman which is a cycling ride
where you can choose from a 30 mile, 68 mile or 100 mile ride. We did the 68
miler and I wouldn’t have been able to ride the next day for a long distance
like you did. Of course it probably would’ve helped if I did some training
before that ride. Any slight incline I rode up my legs would start cramping up,
then if I got off my uni to stretch the muscle that was starting to cramp my
legs locked up on me and I wasn’t able to move them. It’s the strangest feeling
when you can’t control your legs.

Other than that, the ride was great! Since it was a ride with over 5000
bicyclists, we got lots of awesome comments from them about us unicycling. Stuff
like: “You’re Awesome… Impressive…”, “Someone has to buy you a beer when you
finish!”, “That’s the ultimate fixed gear.” (from a guy on a fixed gear bike),
“You’re beyond Ironman!” and then you have the pack of more than ten bicyclists
cruising past you yelling and shouting in amazement. Very encouraging.

> p.s. Has anybody thought about having a get together in some state in the u.s.
> for all the Cokerheads to meet and ride together? Just a thought.

“The 1st Cokerhead Weekend”

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Hey Gilby, That Minnesota Ironman sounds like great fun. The MS ride was pretty
much like that. All the bicyclists were very encouraging. Honestly, this
surprised me. I was just trying to stay out of their way and not screw up their
rhythm. It was amazing, everyone was so nice and the comments ranged from that’s
amazing and you’re awesome to what the f*** is that?! I laughed out loud at that
one. The only annoying comments I got were from two different police officers
that were out on the route directing traffic. They made the You lost your other
wheel comment. Probably at the fifth mile on the first day I passed this guy on
the side of the road and when he saw me he asked while laughing and very
sarcastically, where are you headed? I looked him in the eye with a very
straight and serious look on my face and answered I’m going to Austin. This took
him aback and he just started clapping and cheering me on. Pretty cool weekend
in all. Off the subject a little bit, but what is the speed record for Cokers?
On the first day I maxed out at 22 mph. On the second day I maxed out at 24 mph.
I have my psycho computer calibrated at 285 centimeters. Does that measurement
sound about right to you? The first annual Cokerhead Weekend sounds great!

Aj

Re: Coker Meddling!

Greetings

In message “Re: Coker Meddling!”, Ashton Joseph Greig III wrote…
>Not so much a Coker dream but something that when I first heard about the Big
>One I never thought I could do. A few weeks ago I rode from Houston, Texas to
>Austin, Texas in two days. One hundred miles the first day and eighty two
>miles the next. I know this was kind of off the subject but I thought you
>people would appreciate it. Bye Bye.
>
>Aj
>
>p.s. Has anybody thought about having a get together in some state in the u.s.
> for all the Cokerheads to meet and ride together? Just a thought.

I know just the place for the World’s First Cokerhead Powwow – Tenanmon Square,
during Unicon X! The Chinese government will get a collective heart attack.

Hey, I encourage you all to bring your Cokers – I am taking mine. (If anyone
has a spare tubne and other parts I’d like to buy them).

>
>

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Great job A.J.! Sorry I wasn’t able to join you. How about either Chattanooga
for the first annual Coker Fest (home of the Coker Tire co). The only down side
to that is all of those HILLS! You think Austin is bad, try pedalling
Chattanooga, TN! My truck has a tough time at times there. Just my $0.02

Brian Berlin

Ashton Joseph Greig III <jugglerjoe@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:838-3914E127-211@storefull-227.iap.bryant.webtv.net
> Not so much a Coker dream but something that when I first heard about the Big
> One I never thought I could do. A few weeks ago I rode from Houston, Texas to
> Austin, Texas in two days. One hundred miles the first day and eighty two
> miles the next. I know this was kind of off the subject but I thought you
> people would appreciate it. Bye Bye.
>
> Aj
>
> p.s. Has anybody thought about having a get together in some state in the u.s.
> for all the Cokerheads to meet and ride together? Just a thought.

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We Cokers in Washington state are planning a ride down the Iron Horse Trail–it
begins at Snoqualmie summit near where the Muni events were last summer, and
follows an old railroad grade all the way down (get that DOWN) to North Bend. It
features a 2.5 mile tunnel–pitch dark–and some high railroad tressle bridges.

David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA

Re: Coker Meddling!

“Ashton Joseph Greig III” <jugglerjoe@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:839-3914FAD2-293@storefull-227.iap.bryant.webtv.net… [snip] Off the
> subject a little bit, but what is the speed record for Cokers? On the first
> day I maxed out at 22 mph. On the second day I maxed out at 24 mph. I have my
> psycho computer calibrated at 285 centimeters. Does that measurement sound
> about right to you?

WOW, that’s really fast! I haven’t even made it up to 19mph yet. I guess I’m
chicken after a crash at >18.

On the calibration, mine is set to 277.6. To come up with this, I rode for 5
revolutions, very smoothly with someone holding my hand, 5 times, and measured
the distance. I threw out the shortest and longest and averaged the other 3.
Dividing by 5 and the pi stuff gave 277.6cm. When you are on the unicycle, the
tire depresses a little which makes the diameter less than without a rider, and
it isn’t a true 36" in diameter anyway (which would give
287.2 cm).

—Nathan