Famous Unicyclists

Ilya Zhitomirskiy - founder of Diaspora*

Obituary for Ilya Zhitomirskiy - mentions that he was a unicyclist.

Frank Orrall, lead man for Poi Dog Pondering, the world’s most under-appreciated band.

Has anyone said Rodney Mullen yet? I think he can.

Wow, nobody has mentioned Chris Martin from Coldplay yet

WHAT! No way!


What I meant was that I’ve seen the song “Paradise” discussed all over the forums recently, and I was surprised that nobody had mentioned it in this thread yet.

Famous youtuber :P. Who apperantly unicycles, haha :D.

What’s youtube?

That’s kind of like being a celebrity because you’re a celebrity - but without the celebrity bit?

Famous (sort of) norwegian singer on his giraffe which he calls his one legged horse.

Well I would have been really surprised if this clown didn’t ride a uni.

The photo was taken before I learnt to ride uni, ironically enough. It comes from a mural that sits in a restaurant in London. It looks like it survived the 70s.

Ronald unicycling.jpg

Hmm, that could set us back 20 years if it gets out! Quick, burn it! :stuck_out_tongue: :astonished: :wink:

Hee hee! There should have been a title under it: “Where’s the other meal?”

I guess my fiance, Gigi Edgley, would be considered as a famous person as she is on TV (Farscape, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, etc.) and I taught her how to ride. Here is an article about it her favorite things: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/gigi-edgleys-favourite-things/story-fn6ja7nc-1226360343569

And a video to go with it: http://video.couriermail.com.au/2236412150/What-Gigi-Edgley-cant-live-without

Here is the article for future reference in case those links don’t work:
ACTOR Gigi Edgley was trying her luck in La La Land in her early 20s when she met her now-fiance, world champion unicyclist and performer Jamey Mossengren.
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“After the work stopped because of the writer’s strike in 2007, I was going to come home, but Jamey convinced me to stay,” she recalls. “He taught me to ride and for the next year, we did street performances all over the world.” Since returning home, the 34-year-old - who stars in Nine Network drama Tricky Business, Mondays at 9.30pm - has kept up the hobby, often heading out on her unicycle for hours each day, accompanied by the couple’s golden retriever, MacGyver. “It’s great exercise and hang-time.”


Gigi can’t live without…


One day, Jamey said, “I’ve thought of the perfect name for our child - MacGyver, after the TV show!” And I said, “Well, I don’t know about that, so let’s get a dog.” He’s the naughtiest little thing, because we let him be.


I grew up doing contemporary dance and ballet, but I’ve started burlesque as well. It’s empowering and a great way to discover your inner goddess. It’s nice to be feminine at times.


This belonged to my late uncle; he was a sailor and quite whimsical. My sisters and I would spin the globe and put our fingers down saying, “This is where I’ll meet the love of my life.”


Because of my dad [showbiz promoter Michael Edgley], I grew up backstage at circus shows. There’s something about flying through the air and feeling effortless.


In this industry, you need something to keep you grounded. I’ve started doing Bikram yoga, which is in 40-degree heat for an hour-and-a-half.


There are seven of us kids; they put up with me through all my ups and downs. Mum [Jeni, top] is spiritual; Dad [above centre, at his wedding to Edgley’s step-mum, Justine] is about working tirelessly - two energies critical to what I do.


My skin was really tired when I was filming [sci-fi series] Farscape, because of all the make-up. My sister Capi is a naturopath and used me as an experiment for her skincare line; the range is amazing and all free trade.

For behind-the-scenes footage of our photoshoot with Gigi, visit www.sundaytelegraph.com.au.


Yeah Jamey - great post

Bloomberg Business Week had an article a couple months ago about tracking down Ted Bezos’s (head of Amazon) biological father - turned out he was a professional unicyclist from the 60’s, and had no idea that his son was one of the more successful people on the planet.

I found part of the article online, actual magazine has more, including another uni photo.

Formula 1 drivers Hamilton and Rosberg, a few year ago

Lewis Hamilton?! No way! He is now considerably cooler than before (And I thought he was pretty cool already!) :smiley:

And congrats for his world title!
(and congrats to Bouin Bouin who unearthed this story on the french forum!)