flatland giraffe! a novel way to get new scars!

i recently got the idea into my head that it’d be fun to put stunt pegs(grindposts, axle pegs or whatever their proper name) on my giraffe,
i have managed so far to jump onto the pegs, roll along for a little bit and then fall off, but thats about it.

i’ve seen one or two picture of giraffes with pegs but never seen anyone do any tricks on them.

has anyone got any idea of what is actualy possible on a “flatland giraffe”?
apart from hurting oneself that is.

UMX aka ewancycle

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I’ve got pegs on my 2-wheeler, although I can’t do all too much with them. Some things that can be done with them are:
Riding by pedalling with the hands or a hand.
Have one foot on peg and one foot wheel walking.
Coasting.
Feet on pegs, and hand wheel walking (2-wheeler only).

have you tried working the pedals with your hands?

> i recently got the idea into my head that it’d be fun to put stunt
> pegs(grindposts, axle pegs or whatever their proper name) on my
> giraffe, i have managed so far to jump onto the pegs, roll along for a
> little bit and then fall off, but thats about it.
>
> i’ve seen one or two picture of giraffes with pegs but never seen
> anyone do any tricks on them.
>
> has anyone got any idea of what is actualy possible on a "flatland
> giraffe"? apart from hurting oneself that is.
>
> –
>
>
> UMX aka ewancycle
>
> citizen_smith@hotmailOBSCURED.com
> (your know the deal, there isn’t realy a domain called
> hotmailOBSCURED.com)
>


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> i’ve seen one or two picture of giraffes with pegs but never
> seen anyone do any tricks on them.

Things I’ve seen or done on giraffes with pegs:

  • Hand crank with one hand on pedal and other on seat or post
  • Hand crank with both hands
  • Hand crank to pick up speed, then let go (holding frame with one
    hand)–
    it’s possible to coast until you run out of momentum
  • Hand crank into a spin
  • Hand crank, stop, climb up to seat & ride away
  • Climb from seat down to pegs and hand crank

The first person I saw ride a giraffe with pegs was Sem Abrahams in 1983
or
so. The guy I’ve seen crank with both hands, plus climb down from the
seat,
was Jose Roman. I can do the other stuff.

Enjoy,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
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“You’re not supposed to wash your Roach armor” - Nathan Hoover, on
safety
equipment cleaning methods

In article <mailman.1012243116.25596.rsu@unicycling.org>, John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote:
>> i’ve seen one or two picture of giraffes with pegs but never
>> seen anyone do any tricks on them.
>
> Things I’ve seen or done on giraffes with pegs:
>
> - Hand crank with one hand on pedal and other on seat or post
> - Hand crank with both hands
> - Hand crank to pick up speed, then let go (holding frame with one hand)–
> it’s possible to coast until you run out of momentum
> - Hand crank into a spin
> - Hand crank, stop, climb up to seat & ride away
> - Climb from seat down to pegs and hand crank
>

ok now i’ve got a better idea of what can be done, now i’ve got to go and get some practice.

i had previously thought coasting to be easiry than hand pedaling so i’ll have a go at hand pedaling soon.

what i’d realy like to learn in the future is a short sequence of:

freemount giraffe (done)
dismont onto pedals (not yet)
coast / hand pedal for a bit, (not yet either)
whilst coasting, get onto front of giraffe
coast / hand pedal some more
get back behind giraffe
remount giraffe

listen to applause / pass around hat.

get my picture on john foss’s things not to do on a unicycle page

p.s. it was greg milstien of velodrome falling off fame who showed me that idling one footed wasn’t as hard as i thought it was.

UMX aka ewancycle

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