Dude in Seattle

I just thought of this, a LONG time ago I saw this kid riding around the BIG fountain near the Seattle Center. He looked like around my age. He had a nice looking KH-type saddle, but I’m not sure what kind of uni. I had my red CKSD Unicycle Club t-shirt on and I asked him if I could ride it, but he said his dad would say no. His dad looked pretty skinny with a tan, and he was sitting on the edge of the fountain. Is that any of you? All of you Western Washington riders, please reply! Is it possibly your kid, UniBrier?

Dude, aren’t you like 14? It couldn’t have been that long ago.

He means Monday

Hey, ever wait in line “a long time” at the DMV? It’s all relative.

Re: Dude in Seattle

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:32:21 -0600, “daino149” wrote:

>Dude, aren’t you like 14? It couldn’t have been that long ago.

The mental image of what is “long ago” is related to age. It might be
something like a percentage of age. I can still remember what a year,
or a summer holiday for that matter, felt like when I was a kid. MUCH
longer than now!

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

It’s impossible to get old when you ride a unicycle - John (what’s in a name) Childs

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That’s exactly it. When you’re 10 years old, a year is 1/10th of your total Life on Earth. And since you probably don’t remember your first 3 years, it’s almost 15%. When you hit 40, it has shrunk to 2 1/2%. After 40, you start collecting years like pocket lint.

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yeah its crazy. When I was a kid I could never watch a full movie it seemed to take hours. Like if LOTR came out when I was a kid and I went to see it in the theaters I would have died. I also had some ADD (still have it actually) which I’m sure added to it. I can watch those movies now maybe even two in a row.

I think its the more responceablity you have the more time seems to go faster too. When you’re a child you don’t know about things till they happen most of the time. When you do know something is going to happen you obsess about it till it does. When you’re older you have to plan to do things and don’t really want to do it which makes it seem all that sooner when it does.

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Do you see either the kid or the dad anywhere in this picture?

What was the occasion at Seattle Center? Was it the juggling festival? If so, it could have been my son or any number of kids from the Uniques unicycling club.

Does that one man have a HUGE seat and handles? I want to see more of this coker.

EDIT: I looked in the gallery containing the picture. He holds the handles behind him. That is one crazy coker.

I think he’s eleven and has been riding for quite a while.

His name is Lars Clausen, and he is the Guinness World Record holder for longest unicycle trip (9,136 miles) and longest distance in 24 hours (212 miles). He was riding through Seattle as part of a Canada-to-Mexico ride to promote his book, and some of us Seattle locals got a chance to join him for 20 miles.

You can learn more about him here: http://www.onewheel.org/

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This should be called the Philosophy Forum. Someone asks a unicycle related question and it turns into a philosophical debate on the definition of “a long time”. :wink:

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That encounter doesn’t ring a bell. I know it wasn’t my family because when we’re at the Seattle Center with unicycles I usually have mine too, my girls ride but my boy doesn’t ride uni yet, and I would never refuse a request to give the uni a try. Especially if the request came from a rider. :slight_smile:

It wasn’t at an event, it was just a random day. It MIGHT be a kid in that picture. The dad looked like one of the dads in that picture, too. I think it might be the kid on the left, because I noticed that he had a really nice seat, but not such a nice uni (no offence).