My first ever "Where's the other wheel?"

Hi all,

I’ve been unicycling for a couple months now, and have just recently gotten good
enough to go on long (for me) rides. In the last two weeks I’ve taken three
trips around area lakes (twice around Lake of the Isles (2.75 miles), and once
around Lake Calhoun (3+ miles), for you local Twin Cities folks). Most of the
people walking by just stared, and motioned for their friends to look.
Occasionally a nice person would cheer me on or tell me “that looks hard”.

But today, it happened: A guy pedaled his mountain bike up beside me and asked
“Where’s the other wheel?”

How did I respond? Well, I was totally unprepared and replied weakly “I left it
at home.” Ugh. Totally wimpy. Ashamed, I went straight home and reread the FAQ,
so now I’m ready to pounce on the next unsuspecting knuckle head with something
witty like “It was downsized” or, “Real men don’t need two wheels.” I can
hardly wait.

Credit Where Credit Is Due: I figure that being asked “Where’s the other wheel?”
is the rite of passage into the worldwide clan of unicyclists, so I’d like to
publicly thank the people who helped me get here: Connie and Andy Cotter and the
rest of the Twin Cities Unicycle Club crew.

Hope to see you all in Iowa…

-John Rauser

Re: My first ever “Where’s the other wheel?”

Cutme <e.i.crichton@ncl.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>Welcome to the wonderful world of the ***hole!! I’d say you were lucky to last
>for three months without the comment
>
>Just wait till you get told the joke for the millionth time, even making them
>look stoopid with your sharp and witty repartie will become tiring… I’m a firm
>believer in more and more outlandish and cynical replies to
>it… It’s the only way to keep from getting joke madness!!!

Please try not to fall into this trap, unicyclists. If you are really out there
trying to promote unicycling and encourage others to get involved, it’s
important to show a friendly attitude, even to the dorks of the world.

I always prefer a pleasant response that’s a little bit funny, not
condescending, but at the same time tells the person that I’ve obviously heard
their clever question many times before.

Stay on Top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone unifoss@calweb.com

Re: My first ever “Where’s the other wheel?”

> Hi all,
>
> I’ve been unicycling for a couple months now,
[snip]
>so now I’m ready to pounce on the next unsuspecting knuckle head with something
>witty like “It was downsized” or, “Real men don’t need two wheels.” I can
>hardly wait.

Welcome to the wonderful world of the asshole!! I’d say you were lucky to last
for three months without the comment

Just wait till you get told the joke for the millionth time, even making them
look stoopid with your sharp and witty repartie will become tiring… I’m a firm
believer in more and more outlandish and cynical replies to
it… It’s the only way to keep from getting joke madness!!!

Try telling them that ailiens took it for analysis or something…

Ewan…

PS. No smart ass commets from you Mini or you Roger…

Re: My first ever “Where’s the other wheel?”

>
> Try telling them that ailiens took it for analysis or something…
>
> Ewan…
>
>
>
> PS. No smart ass commets from you Mini or you Roger…

there speaks the guy with the alien tongue.

i like when the comment. i can do that is shouted I always let em prove it!!
that normally shuts them and their mates up.

Mini

Re: My first ever “Where’s the other wheel?”

Old salt wrote:
>
> >
> > Try telling them that aliens took it for analysis or something…
> >
> > Ewan…
> >
> >
> >
> > PS. No smart ass commets from you Mini or you Roger…
>
> there speaks the guy with the alien tongue.
>
> i like when the comment. i can do that is shouted I always let em prove it!!
> that normally shuts them and their mates up.
>
> Mini

You would know Ewan… it was those antenna’s and the bleep bleep noises
you make that give it way.

Roger

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