> John Childs, David Maxfield and I are going for a Coker ride tomorrow.
> Care to join us? Can you get to the west coast, USA by 10:00 AM?
I’d love to, but if I’d tried then I wouldn’t be much good for unicycling
(that reminds me though, I must get my passport renewed sometime, it expired
3 years ago).
I might be going out for a Coker ride with Jamie Fletcher this afternoon
anyway, depending how he feels when he gets home from work.
And I will definitely be mowing the lawn today. For the last 3 weeks it
hasn’t stopped raining long enough to get the mower out, so it hasn’t
actually been mowed since I posted the mowing with beer pics.
>David Stone wrote:
>> You are not wearing a helmet. No point in wearing any other biking gear
>> you’re not going to protect the noodle.
>That’s very much a matter of opinion. It’s not my opinion.
>I prefer to protect myself by not riding the wrong way down one way
And someone noted that I had no helmet for the Today show. Actually, for a
segment featuring safety helmets (before my bit), I was expecting to HAVE
to wear one. But I was hoping to exhibit my Unatics hat, so I was glad
they didn’t make me wear one.
As for your joke, you’re totally right really: The best preventative
measure when riding a Coker is to avoid stupid stuff. I am getting better
at that, but the helmet is just in case. And you never know when a
Christmas tree is going to be thrust upon you.
Co-founder, Unatics of NY
1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
@ Central Park Bandshell
1:30 start time after 11/1/01
> And someone noted that I had no helmet for the Today show.
I don’t wear a helmet when I perform either. When riding up and down a piece
of sidewalk, I question the need for a helmet on an adult. Part of it
depends on context though. If you’re talking about safety, of course wear
one. If you’re talking about fun or just showing off, it’s optional.
BTW, that was a great piece. None of the other cycles in the display were
ridden, just the unicycle. Not even the Uni-Q. Only the unicycle was cool
enough to show off. A national audience saw you, so unicycling got a little
more exposure by a “normal” person. I like the NYFD shirt touch, but didn’t
notice the hat.
> As for your joke, you’re totally right really: The best preventative
> measure when riding a Coker is to avoid stupid stuff. I am getting better
> at that, but the helmet is just in case.
The faster you’re going, but more sensible it is to have a helmet on. But
even “sensible” is a relative term, depending on the helmet culture of your
country. The liability situation in this country (USA) makes helmets a lot
more “sensible” than in countries where people don’t sue each other so much.
> And you never know when a
> Christmas tree is going to be thrust upon you.
There’s always that. In New York City, a helmet is always sensible.