Looking for uni-on-a-cliff picture

Last year (1999), there was a picture posted of a unicyclist riding very near
the edge of a high cliff. At the time, the URL was:

    <a href="http://www.danyul.com/kris.html">http://www.danyul.com/kris.html</a>

Unfortunately, that Web page now seems to be gone, which is too bad because I
had been using it as a humorous link in a homework assignment (the link alleged
that a fictional character had died in a tragic unicycling accident).

I have done a lot of searching in the last couple of weeks, but haven’t found
another copy of the shot. I have come to the tentative conclusion that the
person in the picture may have been Kris Holm, and that he might have been
photographed just before he parachuted off the cliff, but a lot of that is
guesswork.

If anybody has a copy of that picture, or a link to it, I would be greatly
appreciative. Ideally, I would also like to get permission from the picture’s
owner to reproduce it on my class web site, for internal use only, so that I
don’t find myself in this position again. In the interim, I have been using a
somewhat less dramatic picture, at:

    <a href="http://www.unicycling.com/things/pix/TTOWR22.JPG">http://www.unicycling.com/things/pix/TTOWR22.JPG</a>

but I am still very enamored of the on-a-cliff shot.

RE: Looking for uni-on-a-cliff picture

Eric,

> I think I may have found the photo that the other guy was looking for!
> I’ll attempt to send it to you, John,

Oops, I should have mentioned I didn’t need the pictures. I already had them,
but the guy was looking for a place he could link to them. I take it you are
a Mac user, as you sent me a 1,400 kb file with no extension to tell me what
it is. Is it a JPEG? Best to warn a person before emailing them a package of
that size.

> By the way, I just thought I’d mention that my 13 years old son was able
> to go 20 miles on his 24" Schwinn Uni. this summer. Daniel also has 36"
> Coker but feels that there is just too much inertia associated with it,
> and it requires all the more effort. Does that seem right?

First you have to allow for differences in individual perceptions. You didn’t
give much information. Daniel rode his 24" Schwinn 20 miles. But he thinks it
takes more effort to ride the Coker. Does he mean 20 miles?

The Coker is heavier. That will always be there, and so the force required to
move it 20 miles is probably greater. But less pedal turns are required, so it
should be easier for the rider, if all other things are equal. But if Daniel is
not a smooth rider on the Coker, if the tire is under inflated, or if the crank
arms are real short, it can seem like more work.

An un-smooth pedal stroke on a big wheel will waste a lot of energy, and
definitely make the cycle more work to ride. For me, probably the best size
cranks on a Coker would be 150mm or so. That’s based on my physical size,
personal preference, and riding style. If I were to be going on lots of long
rides, I would go for shorter cranks, but not if there were lots of hills…

Hope that’s helpful, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Are we eating Chinese again tonight?” – More than one rider in China
at UNICON X

RE: Looking for uni-on-a-cliff picture

Hi Geoff,

I’m sure somebody will be able to hook you up with that picture, if it’s still
available. Apparently it will also be used in the Fall Patagonia catalog, and
has appeared in at least one magazine.

> If anybody has a copy of that picture, or a link to it, I would be greatly
> appreciative. Ideally, I would also like to get permission from the picture’s
> owner to reproduce it on my class web site, for internal use only, so that I
> don’t find myself in this position again. In the interim, I have been using a
> somewhat less dramatic picture, at:
>
> http://www.unicycling.com/things/pix/TTOWR22.JPG

I am not aware of you requesting permission to use the above picture either. If
this is something live on site of yours, please let me know. Also check my
copyright page: http://www.unicycling.com/copyrite.htm

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Our time is a most precious commodity, but it’s how we spend it that makes us
rich.” - John Foss

Re: Looking for uni-on-a-cliff picture

Hi Geoff,

Yes it is Kris but no he did not parachute off. You can see the photo in his
Squamish album on zing:

http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4293748817&p=4286216731

Please be sure to check with Kris before publishing it:

danger_uni@yahoo.com (Kris Holm)

I alternate between that photo and many other classic Kris photos for the
wallpaper on my laptop. I get lots of wide-eyed questions from people who see
them so it gives me an opportunity to talk up unicycling! =8^)

-Keith

Geoff Kuenning wrote:

> Last year (1999), there was a picture posted of a unicyclist riding very near
> the edge of a high cliff. At the time, the URL was:
>
> http://www.danyul.com/kris.html
>
> Unfortunately, that Web page now seems to be gone, which is too bad because I
> had been using it as a humorous link in a homework assignment (the link
> alleged that a fictional character had died in a tragic unicycling accident).
>
> I have done a lot of searching in the last couple of weeks, but haven’t found
> another copy of the shot. I have come to the tentative conclusion that the
> person in the picture may have been Kris Holm, and that he might have been
> photographed just before he parachuted off the cliff, but a lot of that is
> guesswork.
>
> If anybody has a copy of that picture, or a link to it, I would be greatly
> appreciative. Ideally, I would also like to get permission from the picture’s
> owner to reproduce it on my class web site, for internal use only, so that I
> don’t find myself in this position again. In the interim, I have been using a
> somewhat less dramatic picture, at:
>
> http://www.unicycling.com/things/pix/TTOWR22.JPG
>
> but I am still very enamored of the on-a-cliff shot.

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Re: Looking for uni-on-a-cliff picture

In article <NBBBKOADPOOMALIBGILAMEMDCMAA.jfoss@unicycling.com> “John Foss”
<jfoss@unicycling.com> writes:

> Hi Geoff,
>
> I’m sure somebody will be able to hook you up with that picture, if it’s still
> available. Apparently it will also be used in the Fall Patagonia catalog, and
> has appeared in at least one magazine.

Yup, I’ve gotten several links. Thanks to all who responded. Now the trick is
going to be to track down the photographer to get permission to reproduce it so
I don’t have to depend on somebody else’s Web site.

For the record, it was Kris Holm, in the muni trials at Squamish, BC. He
did not jump off the cliff, however. That shot, and many others, are in
his album at:

http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4293744797&p=4286216731

> I am not aware of you requesting permission to use the above picture either.
> If this is something live on site of yours, please let me know.

It’s not live on my site, it’s a link to John’s page. However, I have gotten in
touch with John to make sure the form of the link is satisfactory to him.