going up a kerb? (fwd)

Hello Beirne,

> I have just recently learned how to go up a 4" curb after thinking it would be
> impossible. Now, I did cheat slightly. I lined the wheel up against the curb
> with the front pedal slightly above horizontal and then rolled it back far
> enough to give me a good approach.

This is the method I used on the first couple of times going down the kerb…
but I just went at it from a random distance the last few times and although I
wobbled a bit, it wasn’t too bad…

> I think you are supposed to get a sense to where you can adjust the wheel to
> line the pedals up properly for the hit.

I’m sure that comes, with practice…

> Other methods may be more flexible, like the parallel hop that Terry
> mentioned, or making a flying leap as you approach the curb. I can’t do
> these, though.

Yeah, that flying hop sounds the most fluent way.

> “Untouched by Scandal” | Unicycling Web Page:

glad to hear it! :wink:

I was thinking of having a .sig again, but am having trouble - I have a short
(four lines probably) rhyme in mind, but can’t think past the first line…
(not a rhyme yet, then :wink:

One wheel on my cycle… … … …

anybody got any ideas? (good or bad, I don’t mind…)

]ain …He cycled on, alone under the blazing sun. but he only had one wheel!

Re: going up a kerb? (fwd)

On Sun, 7 Aug 1994, Iain Hibbert wrote:

> I was thinking of having a .sig again, but am having trouble - I have a
> short (four lines probably) rhyme in mind, but can’t think past the first
> line… (not a rhyme yet, then :wink:
>
> One wheel on my cycle…
And I’m still rolling along,
> …
> …
>
> anybody got any ideas? (good or bad, I don’t mind…)
>
What about the unicycling song?

Do your balls hang low, do they wobble to and fro, Can you tie 'em in a knot,
can you tie 'em in a bow, Can you sling 'em o’er your shoulder like a
continental soldier, Do your balls hang low?

Do your balls hang low, do they wobble to and fro, Can you tie 'em in a knot,
can you tie 'em in a bow, Do you get a funny feeling when you hang 'em from
the ceiling, Do your balls hang low?

Do your balls hang low, do they wobble to and fro, Can you tie 'em in a knot,
can you tie 'em in a bow, Oh, your saddle will they straddle so your semen
won’t get addled, Do your balls hang low?

All sung to a hornpipe of course. Does anyone know (or can anyone think of)
any more verses?

Don’t worry about me, I’ll lower the tone of any forum.

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