Just bragging!

Today, I idled the Coker 100 pedal strokes and then rode out of it without UPDing. Has anyone else done something not humanly possible today?:slight_smile:

I juggled on the Coker while idling, but I was cheating by using long cranks. carjug

mike, i’m impressed. tell me what it’s like to idle the coker. i’m a coker newbie and i’ve attempted an idle. i’ve been unable to stop the momemtum backwards.

-eric

Re: Just bragging!

Mikefule wrote:
> Today, I idled the Coker 100 pedal strokes and then rode out of it
> without UPDing. Has anyone else done something not humanly possible
> today?:slight_smile:

Not today.

Sunday afternoon I said The Word* to a couple of dogs sparring a little too
roughly in the dog park and maybe twenty dogs sat or laid down or hid under
the bench or rolled belly-up and peed themselves. People just goggled at
me. :slight_smile:

Idle a Coker without UPDing? Sure.

And count at the same time? Ha.

To a hundred?! Sextuple ha, like Vizzini** except for the thud. You da man.

Scott


Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
–Socrates

  • OUT. It’s really how you say it.

** One of the Bad Guys in the Princess Bride by Solomon Morgenstern.***

Not really, William Goldman wrote it. It’s a literary thing.*

No, I really don’t know what to call it. It’s not a nom de plume*,
it’s a literary conceit inside-joke alternate narrator persona thingy, I
don’t know.

***** French for pen name, an author’s pseudonym.******

****** Latin for false name.

Re: Just bragging!

HA! Just give me a coker and I’ll be better than you in no time!

OK! Maybe there is little hope I’ll ever be better than you, but give me a coker anyway.

Please!

:slight_smile:

Re: Just bragging!

onefiftyfour wrote:

> mike, i’m impressed. tell me what it’s like to idle the coker. i’m a
> coker newbie and i’ve attempted an idle. i’ve been unable to stop the
> momemtum backwards.

I have seen some video clips of Bruce’s (Yoopers) kids idling a Coker.
It was most impressive. You may be able to find them in the
unicyclist.com gallery?

I’m impressed. If I even think about the word “idle” or try to mentally spell it while on my Coker, I fall off.

Some technique tips much appreciated!!!

I’ve found my basic cokering videos and put them up in the gallery. They’re on their side because I hadn’t written my rotate video program at the point I made them. Turn your head 90 degrees to view properly.

http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/albuq44 under Basic Coker Skills.

Idling a coker you have to lean your lower body backwards and forwards a lot more than you think you should and your upper body not so much. Waving an arm in time and using the handle as leverage both seem to help. Also, you can use the top foot more than normal, look at the way my top foot curls a little bit round the pedal and tilts the pedal forwards to get grip to make the coker stop rolling forwards and start going backwards.

I like to idle the coker with more forwards than backwards, ie. slightly off centre, I’m not sure if there are any practical advantages, it just seems nicer to me.

Joe

(For those who may not have fully understood my self-deprecating sense of humour, let me just clarify: idling the Coker is a personal milestone, but I did not for one minute think I had achieved anything ‘impossible’. I know plenty of you can do it.)

I find that the backstroke (Coker moving backwards) is when the idle is most likely to go wrong.

I don’t hold the seat, except sometimes to stop the forward momentum when riding into the start of the idle. I don’t have a handle on the Coker.

For me, the trick is to treat the idle as a very gentle slow ride from one position to the other and back. You can’t idle ‘aggressively’ like you can on a 20 or 24.

For me, the biggest problem is falling sideways. Avoiding this means that the Coker sometimes has a big ‘footprint’ when idling - I zig zag quite a lot, and sometimes migrate sideways. I’ll have to be 10 times better before I consider idling in traffic or crowds on it.

ummm…

what’s a corker?

Re: ummm…

A “corker” is One Who Corks.

But a “Coker” is this: http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=84

cant u wait?!?

idling a “corker” with 125s is difficult, but can be done. I woulndt dream of doing it in traffic!

There are a few steps involved in learning to idle a Coker. First- learn to idle a normal uni. Second- get in buff shape with little ripples on your tummy like an Olympian. Third-ride the Corker like a schitzophrenic killing snakes. Long cranks help, but hard riding helps more, especially trails. carjug
Cops get the biggest kick out of watching idling Cokers at stopsigns.