George Peck's advice saves the day!

I recently obtained the UNiVERsE 2 DVD and have watched it a couple of times. I saw George Peck’s Rough Terrain Unicycling on there, and noticed how he mentioned that hopping without holding the seat can come in handy. I tried it a few times, and it seemed easy enough. I tried it up a few gutters, and I made it two out of three times.

Anyway, the next day, I did some shopping at the supermarket and headed home. I was fully laden with three bags full of groceries, going through town on the footpath. I saw a bunch of young people up ahead, and overheard one of them say “That’s gross”, and looked across and saw another guy urinating against a shop window. The stream of urine was trickling across the pavement in the path of where I was going, and by the time I realised what it was, it was too late to turn or stop. I used my recently developed skill of squeezing the seat between my thighs and performing a small hop to clear the unpleasant obstacle. The guys cracked up and said “Did you see that? He bunnyhopped that sh*t!” I rode on, quite pleased to find that hopping with no hands had proven to be a useful skill, because my hands were preoccupied with carrying the shopping bags. There was no wet patch on my tire so the hop was a success!

Thanks George, you saved my tire from being tainted!

That would have been about the worst place for that 1 out of 3 chance of failing the hop. Shutter don’t want to think about that.


Nice work avoiding that pee.

What’s the deal with that smiley face? It looks like it’s whipping out it’s johnson. Was this your intention?

Hey Now!!!


It’s actually a smiley face which is pointing and laughing, just like the guys were doing. I saw them again today down at the foreshore. I overheard them telling the pee story, and I went over and talked to them. They pointed at an old dude and said “It was him!” He tried to deny it at first, but then admitted that he was really drunk and didn’t know what he was doing.