Naming your uni

I recently read their website and saw that the sisters Marsh have dubbed
all their unicycles various names over the years. For some reason, I
never thought to do this (but then again, as a child my favorite stuffed
animals included Lion the lion and Froggy the frog, so I wasn’t much for
creative naming).

I recently co-bought (along with my brother, whose name is not Brother) a
46" wheel uni and decided to name her Godzilla. I think that over the
years I must have owned about 20 unis, and this is the first with a name.

Have any of you named your unis? If so. what?

It kinda makes sense, given the fact that they are often our rides to work
or for fun, much as horses were a hundred years ago.

I think I’ll name my Coker something…waiting for inspiration.

Maybe “Yard.” (Or “Freak,” since having 3 feet would be freakish)

David

PS: Now I’ll need to get a branding iron.

David Stone asked:
> Have any of you named your unis? If so. what?

My first unicycle (a 20" DM Ringmaster) is called Sally.

My Pashley Muni is called Melissa (or Mindy for short).

My Coker is called Cindy (probably, she only arrived last week so
might change).

And for extra wheels, my Street Machine recumbent is called Helga (because
it’s big heavy and German, and that name fits the big heavy German image
in my mind), my ATB is called Nemesis (after the Greek goddess of revenge,
because she replaced a stolen bike and my mind was full of thoughts of
revenge), and my previous ATB (which was stolen) was called Beelzebub.


Danny Colyer (remove your.mind to reply)
http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/danny/danny.html “The secret of life is
honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made” -
Groucho Marx

> I think I’ll name my Coker something…waiting for inspiration.
I call mine “The Big One” or “The Machine” depending on how I’m feeling.

> PS: Now I’ll need to get a branding iron.
Here in Vancouver there’s a place called the “Broadway Station Community
Crime Prevention Office”. They rent engravers for free that I have used to
mark valuable objects in our house such as our computers and my unicycles.
They cost ~$20 at Canadian Tire (hw store) or you can get them for free at
BSCCPO for a $20 refundable deposit. Maybe there’s a police station or
something simliar that has one in your area. Oh, yeah, I also wrote my
dog’s name and our phone number on the back of her license tag.

Graham W. Boyes

In article <fc.000f4e6700500d10000f4e6700500d10.500d92@packer.edu>,
David Stone <dstone@packer.edu> wrote: ) )Have any of you named your
unis? If so. what?

My first unicycle got named “Koyaanisquatsi”, which is a Hopi Indian word
meaning “life out of balance.” -Tom

Dremmel tools are becoming quite popular and are extremely versatile
around the home. If friends or neighbors have such a tool in their
toolbox, they work very well as engravers. Where would you engrave a uni
without breaking through rust proofing, i.e., paint or chrome?

Following that train of thought, my boys like to ride their uni’s to
school and lock them up at the bike rack. The main cap bearing holders do
well to prevent theft of the uni but we are concerned at times for the
quick release seat and post especially since we just outfitted our uni’s
with Miyata air seats. We live in a fairly safe small farm town but the
thought of security does cross our minds from time to time. Anyone want to
take a shot at inventing “The Club” for a unicycle?

No names for our machines. Can’t bring ourselves to or not in the habit of
naming inanimate objects yet.

Bruce Edwards http://move.to/daup

“Graham W. Boyes - TOAO.net” wrote:

> > I think I’ll name my Coker something…waiting for inspiration.
> I call mine “The Big One” or “The Machine” depending on how I’m feeling.
>
> > PS: Now I’ll need to get a branding iron.
> Here in Vancouver there’s a place called the "Broadway Station Community
> Crime Prevention Office". They rent engravers for free that I have used
> to mark valuable objects in our house such as our computers and my
> unicycles. They cost ~$20 at Canadian Tire (hw store) or you can get
> them for free at BSCCPO for a $20 refundable deposit. Maybe there’s a
> police station or something simliar that has one in your area. Oh, yeah,
> I also wrote my dog’s name and our phone number on the back of her
> license tag.
>
> Graham W. Boyes

> My first unicycle got named “Koyaanisquatsi”, which is a Hopi Indian
> word meaning “life out of balance.” -Tom

That’s the sort of thoughtful cool name I could NEVER come up with. Hence
my unicycle remains nameless.

(except for “that bdy f*g contraption” during bad moments…)

REMOVE.TO.REPLYyoopers@inwave.com writes:
>Dremmel tools are becoming quite popular and are extremely versatile
>around the home. If friends or neighbors have such a tool in their
>toolbox, they work very well as engravers. Where would you engrave a uni
>without breaking through rust proofing, i.e., paint or chrome?
OK, I was joking about the branding – I was writing that in the vein of
how unis are my modern horse equivalent and should therefore be named (and
like horses of old, branded). But I appreciate the time ppl took to
mention the idea of engraving unis. It’s not a terrible idea. But
honestly, uni theft is so rare that I have experienced no problems in 21
years of leaving mine in various stealable places, like out of a shop
while I’m inside.
>
>Following that train of thought, my boys like to ride their uni’s to
>school and lock them up at the bike rack. The main cap bearing holders do
>well to prevent theft of the uni but we are concerned at times for the
>quick release seat and post especially since we just outfitted our uni’s
>with Miyata air seats. We live in a fairly safe small farm town but the
>thought of security does cross our minds from time to time. Anyone want
>to take a shot at inventing “The Club” for a unicycle?
Well, as I said, NYC is not exactly a fairly safe farm town anymore (see
Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality for more on that), so if I can get away
with it up till now, you’re probably ok out there.

DAvid

OK, I named it: “Hilda”.

Everyone at the office seems to like it. No one would try it (this was the
first day I brought it) except for this one new student who is like a foot
shorter than me. He couldn’t reach the seat/pedals, alternating. Oh, yeah,
it’s a Coker, and the seat is about as high as possible.

I took it out at lunch for a ride. That was cool, except it’s a really
industrial area, so the smog was pretty bad. Sigh. Oh well, at least I’m
doing my part…

Cheers, Graham W. Boyes

“Hello? Is Glen there? I’m sorry, is this 805-555-3234? Yes, I know I have
the wrong number, I just want to know if I DIALED wrong, but…hello?
(Dials phone) Oh, see, it’s you again! Now if you’d answered me I wouldn’t
have had to do this! That’s TWO long distance phone calls on my…oh, why
do they do this, why do they just hang up?” -Jerry Seinfeld

“Graham W. Boyes - TOAO.net” <me@REMOVETHIStoao.net> wrote
> I call mine “The Big One” or “The Machine” depending on how I’m feeling.

hey David, I most definately name my unis. I’m a big Peanuts fan so that’s
where I started.

20" Semcycle-Linus 24" Semcycle-Charles 6’ Semcycle-Peanut 6’ Semcycle-The
Big Red Machine Coker-Rocket

Later, gator Aj

OK, I was joking about the branding – I was writing that in the vein of
how unis are my modern horse equivalent and should therefore be named (and
like horses of old, branded). But I appreciate the time ppl took to
mention the idea of engraving unis. It’s not a terrible idea. But
honestly, uni theft is so rare that I have experienced no problems in 21
years of leaving mine in various stealable places, like out of a shop
while I’m inside.


You may not have problems with theft but if you belong to a club where
everyone owns very similar unicycles it can be difficult to remember
who’s is who’s!

All our club unis have names engraved on them. It is also helpful for
keeping track of who has which uni. Each uni is individually marked with a
model number and some of the better quality unicycles are reserved for the
better riders (incentive to improve!).

Also beware, unicycle theft is rare but not unheard of. Drunk people
especially seem to think it a great idea to take off with a unicycle.

o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist and mathematician.
o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net


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“David Stone” <dstone@packer.edu> wrote in message
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> Have any of you named your unis? If so. what?

Well, neither of mine (20" and 24") have names, but when I was learning to
ride (on the 20") I often called it, “#~$&%!”

;)°

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> [mailto:owner-unicycling@winternet.com]On Behalf Of UniCoastie Sent:
> Friday, June 01, 2001 10:14 AM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re:
> Naming your uni
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> “David Stone” <dstone@packer.edu> wrote in message
> news:fc.000f4e6700500d10000f4e6700500d10.500d92@packer.edu
>
> snip
>
> > Have any of you named your unis? If so. what?
>
>
> Well, neither of mine (20" and 24") have names, but when I was learning
> to ride (on the 20") I often called it, “#~$&%!”
>
> °

Ah, the unicycle of many names.<G>

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

At 01 June 2001 17:14 you expostulated

> but when I was learning to ride (on the 20") I often called it, “#~$&%!”
>

How is that pronounced, with the hard $& or the sibilant $& ?

:slight_smile:

Trev

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On 2 Jun 2001 02:39:54 -0700, trevpj@globalnet.co.uk (Trevor
Pearce-Jones) wrote:

>At 01 June 2001 17:14 you expostulated
>
>> but when I was learning to ride (on the 20") I often called it,
>> “#~$&%!”
>>
>
>
>How is that pronounced, with the hard $& or the sibilant $& ?

From the context, I’d guess it is the hard version :slight_smile:

Klaas Bil

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“Trevor Pearce-Jones” <trevpj@globalnet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> At 01 June 2001 17:14 you expostulated
> > but when I was learning to ride (on the 20") I often called it,
> > “#~$&%!”

> How is that pronounced, with the hard $& or the sibilant $& ?
> :slight_smile:

Definitely an emphasis on the “$&”…

;)°

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