Below is the original post on the giraffe mount. There were about 8 follow-up
posts mostly addressing Carl’s question as opposed to the technique of mounting.
In my unicycle club in the Netherlands, two guys were practicing it last Sunday
and they were close to success. (Not me!)
On Mon, 20 Nov 2000 21:23:13 -0700, Jane and Carl Trachte
> Yes, finally, after making it a goal 13 years ago, I have mounted my
> giraffe uni in the open (I had done it before with a stop, but that
> doesn’t count). This is probably something that I’ll be able to do only
> 1 in 10 or 20 or 50 tries now, but if I stick with it, I’m confident
> that I’ll develop more consistency. In the meantime, John Foss’ record
> of 135 (or a similar number of) consecutive giraffe free mounts is safe.
> This is probably a trite question, but does a giraffe free mount count
> as a separate type of mount in the IUF/USA skill levels? I’m not strong
> on mounts, and any advantage I could attain here might allow me to
> advance beyond levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (if I ever test). Thanks for taking
> this question into consideration.
>Carl Trachte Morenci, Arizona