# Monocycle picture

Here’s a picture from an auction from “some on-line auction.” The auction is for an old issue of “Scietific American,” which has a picture of a monocycle. They call it a unicycle, so if you want to find this auction, you’ll need to search for unicycle. The rider looks like he’s wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses!

And you thought you got stared at riding a coker!

Re: Monocycle picture

>Here’s a picture from an auction from “some on-line auction.” The
>auction is for an old issue of “Scietific American,” which has a picture
>of a monocycle. They call it a unicycle, so if you want to find this
>auction, you’ll need to search for unicycle. The rider looks like he’s
>wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses!
>
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>tron - -= J. Alan Atherton =-

Do we know whether this thing was actually built or not? Looks pretty cool, but
I think I see one major problem - the center of gravity is so high that trying
to stop the machine would just cause the rider to somersault uncontrollably as
the outer wheel kept on rolling. I wish we could see more of the text though;
I’m wondering what the whole wheel-reversing concept is all about.

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But if we fix problems like that wheres the challange of riding it and thus where’s the fun… I ask again where is the fun

Re: Monocycle picture

>I think I see one major problem - the center of gravity is so high that
>trying
>to stop the machine would just cause the rider to somersault
>uncontrollably as
>the outer wheel kept on rolling. [/B]
>
>But if we fix problems like that wheres the challange of riding it and
>thus where’s the fun… I ask again where is the fun
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>Checkernuts

Of course somersaulting uncontrollably is a valid goal in itself. I want to do
this RIGHT NOW…