New rider update-Day 3

Howdy. Thanks to those who responded to my original post welcoming me to this
sport. (And here I was thinking only VW owners had this type of camaraderie.)

Last night was my third try with the beast. I think it’s almost housebroken.
Having a stair (to hold onto) next to my patio, I can now mount with no
problems. I’m able to ride the length of the staircase, about 2 revolutions on
my 24" without much difficulties. I can even manage half of it without much wall
contact. At this point, I lose it about a quarter revolution past the end of the
support. As someone else previously said, I think it has more to do with the
“Hey, Look at Me–I’m riding a–<splat>” mental attitude. Most importantly, I’m
having a good time. Especially telling the neighbor (after “what happened to the
rest of your bike?”) the rest fell off, so I need to figure out what to do with
the remaining parts. Eh, she believed it for maybe 30 seconds…hehe.

Until next time. Rahn :slight_smile:

Re: New rider update-Day 3

> Rahn Lieberman wrote in message <37FBB91E.7549EB44@pss.boeing.com>…
>
> >Thanks to those who responded to my original post welcoming me to this sport.
> >(And here I was thinking only VW owners had this type of camaraderie.)
>
>
> Interestingly enough, I found a 1963 VW Bus to be an outstanding unicycle
> training tool.

My 1967 VW Beach buggy is rarely found without a Muni strapped to roll cage. It
is amazing how many of the Beach buggy community can now ride a uni.
:slight_smile:

Roger

Re: New rider update-Day 3

(And here I was thinking only VW owners had this type of
> >camaraderie.)
>
>
>Interestingly enough, I found a 1963 VW Bus to be an outstanding unicycle
>training tool.

You can also use the rear bumper (fender ?) to stand on to mount a giraffe !
Clearly a VW Bus is an essential add on to a uni.

Tim


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RE: New rider update-Day 3

> >Interestingly enough, I found a 1963 VW Bus to be an
> outstanding unicycle training tool.
>
> You can also use the rear bumper (fender ?) to stand on to mount a giraffe !
> Clearly a VW Bus is an essential add on to a uni.

I find it makes a great display rack:
http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/garage/piles.htm#mytoys (dorky outfit
optional)

It also makes a nice carrier, like Roger’s dune buggy (scroll down the page a
bit): http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/garage/bigwheel.htm

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
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  • Andy Jennings

Re: New rider update-Day 3

Rahn Lieberman wrote in message <37FBB91E.7549EB44@pss.boeing.com>…

>Thanks to those who responded to my original post welcoming me to this sport.
>(And here I was thinking only VW owners had this type of camaraderie.)

Interestingly enough, I found a 1963 VW Bus to be an outstanding unicycle
training tool. It’s got a little lip around the top of the roof which you can
reach up and grab to help you mount & balance as you ride around and around it.
I rode around mine for about a week when I was learning! Works great!

Greg

Re: New rider update-Day 3

In article <19991011111015.64838.qmail@hotmail.com>, tim_murray71@hotmail.com
(Tim Murray) writes:

> Clearly a VW Bus is an essential add on to a uni.
>

In my experience, based on the VW camper I used to own which caught fire before
I even got it home, a uni is faster and more reliable :slight_smile:

Jerry Cooper