a local radio station is organising a ‘SPIN-A-THON’ to raise money for charity
the idea being that u go and ‘spin’ for an hour and while all this is happening, they run a pledge line and people can donate money to these charities
i could be bothered to go sit on a stationary bicycle for an hour but wouldn’t mind doing my bit
tie that in with my constant vigilance for any opportunity to gain some exposure for unicycling and it leads u straight to my question
is it possible to idle for an hour?
i can (kinda) idle with my off-foot so with a bit of practise i will be able to swop over
i just really want to know if anyone has ever tried this
That’ sounds strangely fun. I’m gong to see how long I can idle for tomorrow morning (it’s 7:25pm now and I’m still feeling a little bit sick so I’m not too energetic). Anyone else going to give it a try?
I don’t think I could come even close to idling for an hour.
I did read this thread before I logged off to watch a program on T.V. which is important. I willing to have a go. I’ll try my best I can.
I will try to post a new thread on the Idling Progress if I can.
Get well Andrew by the way. Try Horseradish & Garlic+C into you.
I hardly got sick in years, thanks to that stuff. I hope you had a Flu shot early this year, I did.
I’ll Keep you posted Dave on the Idling Progress. I’ll give it a go.
(If I can make it an Hour)
Thanks David. I’m not really sick anymore, just not at all energetic. Yesterday a mate of mine rang up and asked if I wanted to go for a muni ride with him and his son. I told him I’d love to but I was feeling a bit sick, but about a minute later I rang back and told him it was too tempting. I ended up having a great time. I just had the annoying sore throat and lethargic feeling wintery cold thingy. It seems that the few times I do get sick, it’s during school holidays.
I have been reading The Unicycle Book by Jack Wiley and just read a section were the winners of a “Rockathon” aka idling, had idled for 3 hours 40 minutes, 3 hours 39 minutes and third place was 3 hours and 22 minutes. They were kids 11-13 years old and this was back in 1972. I am sure these numbers have long since been surpassed. So is it possible to go an hour? For some, but certainly not me!
In article <GILD.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
GILD <GILD.email@example.com> wrote:
>a local radio station is organising a ‘SPIN-A-THON’ to raise money for
>the idea being that u go and ‘spin’ for an hour and while all this is
>happening, they run a pledge line and people can donate money to these
>i could be bothered to go sit on a stationary bicycle for an hour but
>wouldn’t mind doing my bit
>tie that in with my constant vigilance for any opportunity to gain some
>exposure for unicycling and it leads u straight to my question
>is it possible to idle for an hour?
>i can (kinda) idle with my off-foot so with a bit of practise i will be
>able to swop over
>i just really want to know if anyone has ever tried this
That makes me wonder, you know there are those frames with rollers that
you can put your bicycle on to ride in the living room. Can something
like that be built for a unicycle? You’re not stable in that second
dimension so it might have to be a pair of rollers that swing back and
forth like a pendulum depending on how you’re pedaling.
“Is that plutonium on your gums?”
“Shut up and kiss me!”
– Marge and Homer Simpson
Idling for an hour? Should be possible, but you’ll need to practise. I’ve done a few minutes at a time, and you need the mental discipline to avoid getting complacent and falling off for no good reason.
Also, define ‘idling’. If you swap sides every 200 strokes (for example) are you doing a series of 200 stroke idles with a very short ride in between? Are you idling for an hour if you UPD after 30 minutes, remount and idle for another 30 minutes?
What if you set your target as remaining on the unicycle within a small and clearly defined space (e.g. 2 metres x 1 metre) for an hour, which will allow changes of rhythm and changes of foot?