Giraffe's

I asked this question about a week ago and never got an answer. Might have got
lost in the shuffle.

How do you determine the measurement of a giraffe? Is it the distance between
the wheel axle to the center of the crank? Or is it the total height from the
ground to the seat. Or is it the length of the chain?

If you remember, I am the 72 year old guy that is trying to learn to ride the
unicycle. Thought I might give an update. I haven’t been able to ride it
everyday, lots of things going on here, so I haven’t made a lot of progress. I
still can’t let go of the walls for very long.

My grand daughter and her husband, they are in their low 20’s, came over last
Sunday and gave the uni a try. In half an hour they can do a lot better than I
can. :frowning: They were free mounting and going about 12 to 15 feet before
dismounting. This was in the back yard which has some little bumps.

Not to be shown up, I free mounted and rode about 3 feet and then all of a
sudden I went from riding to laying on the ground on my back. It was so quick I
didn’t remember falling off. I thought I broke my tailbone, but it turned out to
just be sore. Haven’t been back on yet. Maybe tomorrow, when some of the
soreness leaves.

I think I must have hit a little dip and the wheel speeded up going down into it
and I lost it. That’s my first actual fall. I know my reactions are a little
slow, so I better keep it on a smooth surface till I get my uni legs, so to
speak. But I am still determined to go the course. But maybe a little more
cautiously. Baby step by baby step.

Is there any protective clothes that would protect my posterior? Padded pants?
Tie a pillow to my hind end? What?

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

Re: Giraffe’s

My understanding is that they are measured from the seat to the ground.

I have heard that in some countries giraffe height is measured from the ground
to the seat. I find this method to be less accurate =)

Measurements is approximate. A 6 ft. uni is only really 6ft high if the seat is
set at that height. A shorter rider with the seat down will only be riding a
giraffe that is 5,9 but still call it a 6 footer.

Wayne.

----- Original Message ----- From: “yoda” <yoda@socket.net> To:
“unicycling” <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, 20 September 2000
12:51 Subject: Giraffe’s

> I asked this question about a week ago and never got an answer. Might have got
> lost in the shuffle.
>
> How do you determine the measurement of a giraffe? Is it the distance between
> the wheel axle to the center of the crank? Or is it the total height from the
> ground to the seat. Or is it the length of the chain?
>
> If you remember, I am the 72 year old guy that is trying to learn to ride the
> unicycle. Thought I might give an update. I haven’t been able to ride it
> everyday, lots of things going on here, so I haven’t made a lot of progress. I
> still can’t let go of the walls for very long.
>
> My grand daughter and her husband, they are in their low 20’s, came over last
> Sunday and gave the uni a try. In half an hour they can do a lot better than I
> can. :frowning: They were free mounting and going about 12 to 15 feet before
> dismounting. This was in the back yard which has some little bumps.
>
> Not to be shown up, I free mounted and rode about 3 feet and then all of a
> sudden I went from riding to laying on the ground on my back. It was so quick
> I didn’t remember falling off. I thought I broke my tailbone, but it turned
> out to just be sore. Haven’t been back on yet. Maybe tomorrow, when some of
> the soreness leaves.
>
> I think I must have hit a little dip and the wheel speeded up going down into
> it and I lost it. That’s my first actual fall. I know my
reactions
> are a little slow, so I better keep it on a smooth surface till I get my uni
> legs, so to speak. But I am still determined to go the course. But maybe a
> little more cautiously. Baby step by baby step.
>
> Is there any protective clothes that would protect my posterior? Padded pants?
> Tie a pillow to my hind end? What?
>
> Lowell yoda@socket.net

RE: Giraffe’s

>
> My understanding is that they are measured from the seat to the ground.
>
> I have heard that in some countries giraffe height is measured from the ground
> to the seat. I find this method to be less accurate =)

OK… What’s the difference?

> Measurements is approximate. A 6 ft. uni is only really 6ft high if the seat
> is set at that height. A shorter rider with the seat down will only be riding
> a giraffe that is 5,9 but still call it a 6 footer.
>
> Wayne.

I can understand that the seat height adjustment would make a difference. But
the general measurement is to maximum usable height I guess.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

> ----- Original Message ----- From: “yoda” <yoda@socket.net> To: “unicycling”
> <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, 20 September 2000 12:51 Subject:
> Giraffe’s
>
>
> > I asked this question about a week ago and never got an answer. Might have
> > got lost in the shuffle.
> >
> > How do you determine the measurement of a giraffe? Is it the distance
> > between the wheel axle to the center of the crank? Or is it the total height
> > from the ground to the seat. Or is it the length of the chain?
> >
> > If you remember, I am the 72 year old guy that is trying to learn to ride
> > the unicycle. Thought I might give an update. I haven’t been able to ride it
> > everyday, lots of things going on here, so I haven’t made a lot of progress.
> > I still can’t let go of the walls for very long.
> >
> > My grand daughter and her husband, they are in their low 20’s, came over
> > last Sunday and gave the uni a try. In half an hour they can do a lot better
> > than I can. :frowning: They were free mounting and going about 12 to 15 feet before
> > dismounting. This was in the back yard which has some little bumps.
> >
> > Not to be shown up, I free mounted and rode about 3 feet and then all of a
> > sudden I went from riding to laying on the ground on my back. It was so
> > quick I didn’t remember falling off. I thought I broke my tailbone, but it
> > turned out to just be sore. Haven’t been back on yet. Maybe tomorrow, when
> > some of the soreness leaves.
> >
> > I think I must have hit a little dip and the wheel speeded up going down
> > into it and I lost it. That’s my first actual fall. I know my
> reactions
> > are a little slow, so I better keep it on a smooth surface till I get my uni
> > legs, so to speak. But I am still determined to go the course. But maybe a
> > little more cautiously. Baby step by baby step.
> >
> > Is there any protective clothes that would protect my posterior? Padded
> > pants? Tie a pillow to my hind end? What?
> >
> > Lowell yoda@socket.net
> >