favourite thing?

In article <nospam-pjb10-2510971017150001@lab2-149.cs.waikato.ac.nz>,
>
> What is your favourite thing about unicycling? Catch ya Peter

Unicycling skiing, that’s definitely my favourite thing about unicycling. But
unicycling in itself is one of my favourite things ;-D

lars


Lars Burgstahler Institute of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering
University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany Tel: (+49)
711 685 7966 Fax: (+49) 711 685 7983 E-Mail: burgstahler@ind.uni-stuttgart.de

When was the last time you were flabbergasted? CIRCOMIQUE

There are not many posts here at the moment so here’s a conversation starter to
get things going (I know you’re all out there!)

What is your favourite thing about unicycling?

It can be your most favourite trick, piece of equipment, riding route, anything.
What do you enjoy the most? I’ll leave you all in suspense while I think about
my answer:-)

Catch ya Peter

            o Peter Bier - computing student o O o pjb10@waikato.ac.nz o(|\o
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Re: favourite thing?

<< What is your favourite thing about unicycling?

Juggling clubs while riding for better exercise.

Once riding gets smooth, it’s too easy, and not very good exercise any more. But
I can’t keep a juggle going continuously without getting way, way out of breath.
So for exercise I juggle a little and then just ride a little to catch my
breath. It’s like running half a block and walking half a block.

Why is it such good exercise? I think it is because it is so chaotic, or out of
control. Each time I throw a club, it disturbs my balance. Each time I correct
my balance, it messes up a throw. The upper and lower halves of my body fight
each other, and the muscles in my abdomin tighten up. The leg muscles work hard,
just like a beginning rider who hasn’t learned to sit down yet. Even the arms
get a workout, although not nearly as much as the rest of the body.

It was hard for a 50+ guy to learn. I kept track, and it took over one hundred
miles of practice, a whole summer’s fun.

Dave Matthews GoatLover@aol.com

Re: favourite thing?

Peter Bier wrote:
>
> There are not many posts here at the moment so here’s a conversation starter
> to get things going (I know you’re all out there!)
>
> What is your favourite thing about unicycling?
>
> It can be your most favourite trick, piece of equipment, riding route,
> anything. What do you enjoy the most? I’ll leave you all in suspense while I
> think about my answer:-)
>
> Catch ya Peter
>
> o Peter Bier - computing student o O o pjb10@waikato.ac.nz
> o(|\o (delete nospam- to send a message)

Since I like to be in front of people, I like the fact that everytime I go ride
the streets I may get the opportunity to put on a show. Has happened a few times
and I even hope I get some of those often talked about stupid comments regarding
unicycling every time I go riding. They haven’t started bothering me yet.


Philip Hinkle - UniClowning Around Phil 4:13

Re: favourite thing?

Peter Bier wrote:
>
> There are not many posts here at the moment so here’s a conversation starter
> to get things going (I know you’re all out there!)
>
> What is your favourite thing about unicycling?
>
> It can be your most favourite trick, piece of equipment, riding route,
> anything. What do you enjoy the most? I’ll leave you all in suspense while I
> think about my answer:-)
>
> Catch ya Peter
>
> o Peter Bier - computing student o O o pjb10@waikato.ac.nz
> o(|\o (delete nospam- to send a message)

I like riding the walls (like sea walls of the intra-coatal). I have fallen in
the water a few times, but it was worth it.

Also going down really steep inclines, really fast is alot of fun.

For example, a steep 25 foot (or so) high, very steep inclide under a bridge
that ends up in a nice grassy area is the only place I have found to do this
(that I have tried anyway). You start at the top, (much like dropping into a
half pipe), lean forward and just let er rip. You end up pretty much coasting,
like when you get into a really good … fast downhill grove and your feet are
kinda just going along for the ride.

I don’t know that I would recommend trying this at home. I don’t know what made
me try it in the first place, but it has got to be the most exiting trick (as
far as a rush when doing it) I have encountered.

Nice to see such an active group!,

Joe

joe.francis@mindspring.com wpb, fl

Re: favourite thing?

In article <3455E2CB.FA79A43C@appl-142.resnet.tamu.edu>, alive@tamu.edu wrote:

> right now it is jumping. I have just learned to hop up steps aand am working
> on doing a lot of them, like a whole fight but not yet.

Save up for some new cranks, your are going to need them:-) Mine are so busted I
can hardly ride a normal uni now.

As for my favourite thing, it’d have to be one footed wheel walking, the closest
I can get to flying on a unicyle. (Other than some of my more spectacular
dismounts:-)

Catch ya, Peter

            o Peter Bier - computing student o O o pjb10@waikato.ac.nz o(|\o
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Re: favourite thing?

nospam-pjb10@waikato.ac.nz (Peter Bier) wrote:

>What is your favourite thing about unicycling?

I like being 2 meters tall (six foot six inches to those of us still in the
dark ages)

Re: favourite thing?

burgstah@ind.uni-stuttgart.de (Lars Burgstahler) wrote:

>In article <nospam-pjb10-2510971017150001@lab2-149.cs.waikato.ac.nz>,
>>
>> What is your favourite thing about unicycling? Catch ya Peter
>
>Unicycling skiing, that’s definitely my favourite thing about unicycling. But
>unicycling in itself is one of my favourite things ;-D

That’s a new one on me. Skiing??? Got any pictures? Is that water ski or
snow ski? How?

…JAG .sig is picturing Lars idling on a pair of K2’s as he schusses
down the Alps.