I’m in the process of organizing some unicycling activities on campus, but am
having great difficulty getting permission to do so. Would anyone have any
suggestions for arguments that might be useful?
I am told gym floors can too easily be damaged. If I ensure that all pedals are
plastic, and no seats with metal exterior parts (like savage) are used, will the
gym really be free from damage? Events will involve a lot of new people, and
therefore, some hard falls. If I manage to do something in a gym, I want it
looking as nice after we left as before we came in.
Next, if I do get permission, I am told the next issue is one of liability and
insurance. For juggling activities, we carry a million dollar insurance policy,
I believe, and require people to sign a waiver before entering. Does anyone have
any experience to share there?
And let’s not forget those who talk about the “inherent instability” of a
unicycle, or the unicycles “uncontrollable nature” or such phrases used by
people who have never attempted to ride a unicycle. I can start that discussion
about the free wheel of bicycles, roller blades, and so on, and fixed wheel of a
unicycle. Does anyone know of any statistics that might be useful? Are there any
good buzz words or phrases I might want to try using for those who think you’ll
fall square on your head?
Finally, I realize, probably no one here knows my campus (RIT), but can you
think of locations I might have missed looking into? I’ve tried gyms, a few
nearby rooms, and the ice rink. (The ice rink is the most agreeable of places
since it will be drained soon – unfortunately, there will be construction work
going on when I want to use it)
thanks for any advice, Jeff Lutkus
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