The interviewer (Carey, a member of my club) is a film student at NYU. She wanted to make a short documentary. We interviewed at my house and then she filmed (and interviewed) at the club a few days later. My son is the boy interviewed near the beginning, and my little daughter can be seen a few times running around. My big girl is also in the piece, and her friend, Emmy, has a nice little interview near the middle.
I’d love to invite all of you to come out to the club some time soon. Remember: Grant’s Tomb (122nd St and Riverside Dr); first Sunday/third Saturday of every month.
Dave excellent video! That was really well done and you did very well as the narrator. I will definitely add this to our youtube site. It really made me smile and you could see the fun that unicycling is. I am kind of curious about level 11 though. I think a video tutorial would be helpful. Do we have any volunteers for that?
One other question. Either I missed it or you didn’t say…Who was the Welcome back Kotter unicyclist?
I’m not sure I can get any models for the level 11 tutorial. As for WBK, the rider is Tom Pennell; there is a very-much-earlier thread about him somewhere on the forum, if you’re interested in looking for it (maybe searching for Kotter would work). I met him about 4 years ago, I’d guess.
The video was a great break from all the trials and street stuff. I also really liked the Welcome Back Kotter footage. Still, I always thought it was a girl in that scene, I guess because I assumed she was carrying a baton. There’s another clip in those closing credits with someone walking away from the camera wearing a “Ty Cobb Cheerleaders” jacket, and I always blended the two in my head. Cool that he’s still around, and still into unicycling!
Funny – you’re the 2nd person (this week) to assume it was a lax stick. Anyhoo, it was a tennis racket. You can actually tell if you look closely at one point.
I also know that he was riding along Pierpont St in Brooklyn, an area that I used to ride in, too, when I taught at a school in that borough. I actually rode there many times over the years after he and I met. I somex thought of him.