I was shopping yesterday and I had my pashley slung over my shoulder cos I
was in a hurry. So I met this guy who was asking how d’you ride this and
stuff, but then he asked me if I’d seen the girl who rides the 8 foot tall
unicycle. The one with a really big wheel where she’s just sitting on top
of the wheel, with the really bright lights.
As the only local unicyclist that I know of and almost certainly the only
coker + bright lights unicyclist I figure he probably meant me when he
said that girl, after all I do have long hair and lots of people make
But eight foot high?
I know giraffe performers always describe their 5 or 6 foot giraffes as 10
foot tall, but even I can work out that you’d need very long legs to pedal
an 8 foot wheel!
The coker probadly does make you 7ft tall or there abouts. your what
5.10ish, use 5inch cranks? and have 13inch under your cranks, so
5.10 + 1.1 = 6.11 nearly 7 foot. And as every fool know, no one can tell
the difference between 5 ft and 8 ft where unis are concerned. So
assuming it was 8 ft is not that odd.
sarah No it wasn’t me, I havn’t riden a uni in south london for many
years. Any way I have the opposite problem, peaole ask me if I know the
bloke who rode through their village last month, when it was me.
British Unicycle Convention #9 April 19-21 2002 Unicycle Hockey,
Games, Muni rides, Quidditch and Barn dance Harry Cheshire High
School, Habberley rd, Kidderminster http://www.unicycle.org.uk/buc9/
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Joe Marshall”
<email@example.com> wrote: > I was shopping yesterday and I had my pashley slung over my shoulder
cos I > was in a hurry. So I met this guy who was asking how d’you ride this
and > stuff, but then he asked me if I’d seen the girl who rides the 8 foot
tall > unicycle. The one with a really big wheel where she’s just sitting on
top of > the wheel, with the really bright lights. >
snip > But eight foot high? >
a friend of mine does an act where he lies on a bed of nails and has
paving slabs broken over his chest.
in one of the places he did this he returned a year later to do a
when preparing his act someoe came up to him and said “i recognise you,
youre the bloke who was here last year breaking bricks on his head, are
you going to do it again?”
luckily my friend was doing a diferent act.
however, the spectator was utterly convinced of what he had seen. with
his own eyes the previous year.
i suspect that you have experienced a similar phenomenon, which i refer
to as “the indian rope trick effect”