My article came out ahead of schedule! It was supposed to come out tomorow, but I got a call from the reporter (who did the story) today letting me know that it came out a day early. It has a front page “tease”, and a FULL page with many pics, on the front page of the “Today” section. The story continues on the next page with another pic and a lot more writing. I thought they did a good job overall, including their mention of THIS forum, the Moab even, and various other MUni websites! They did make a few errors in decribing the “levels”, as you will read. Speaking of “reading”, the scanned pics of the actual paper are hard to read, so here’s the link to the online version, sans the pics. http://www.dailybreeze.com/today/articles/2471431.html There are 4 pages to the online story.
Btw, I had told the reporter that I was working on finishing level 3, but he said level 4…I’m not quite there yet, although I can do SOME of the stuff in Level 4. Again, not surprised at the mistakes; that happens ALL the time in the press!
Awesome! Yet another good article on unicycling and unicyclists. Hopefully it will lead some lucky people into this sport!
Too bad for the mistakes though. They were really stupid, but I can see how they were made.
Lets take a look at this in detail:
ride backward for 10 minutes
one-footed for 10 minutes
seat out in front for 10 minutes
seat out in back for 10 minutes
= 40 min on the unicycle straight doing stuff. Not likely :P.
Thats ok though, the article gets a very good message across and, once again, I hope it will get people interested in the sport!
Yeah, that’s the most glaring mistake(s). He sure didn’t get that from me! In fact, I actually gave him an official online source that outlines the rules and levels. http://www.unicycling.org/usa/competition/
So I don’t know how he got it so wrong, but again, stuff happens!
You know, after re-aquainting myself with the levels, I guess I am actually verging on level 6, with some of 7 too, like the 180 hop twist. Cool!
Forgot to mention, but you may already know, those great shots (in the second post above) were taken at “Devil’s Slide” in Simi Valley, CA. I found out about this really fantastic spot a while back and I’ve ridden about 7 times now. Three times I had to hike back up as I was there alone without the aid of a shuttle. But with at least 2 riders who each have a car, it makes it just a great DH day with a car ride back up! So if anyone in the Los Angeles or wherever want to meet there for some amazing Muni terrain, PM me and we can set up a time/date to meet there. To all those going to Moab, I’ll see you there!
Old? No way man! I’m actually in better shape than ever, (31 waist) thanks to this muni sport! Probably also helps to have good genes, and no smoking/drinking, not a lot of junk food or sugary sodas (diet only!) sunscreen religiously and plenty of sleep! (Boy, what a BORING life! ) But seriously folks, I usually date women in their mid 20’s to early 30’s, and I’m pretty much always taken for about 30 something, so that’s not bad I guess! Still got quite a ways to go to get that Denny’s senior discount!