No Cycles In Venice

Yesterady I decided to have a trip to Venice. So my friend and I went there, obviously carryng our Onza Unis. After riding for a while, we arrived in San Marco square, the most famous square of the city. While we were taking some pictures, two cops reached us(we weren’t riding!) and they said to me: Sorry man, you can’t stay bare-chested, there’s a fine of 40 Euro! And you can’t ride that, Cycle aren’t allowed!
Cycle aren’t allowed in the centre of the city? Bad news, cause Venice coul be a paradise for uni and trial. A lot of stairs, drops, inclines, sidewalks, drops…
So we’ve walked in the “centre of the centre”, where there are so many turists that it will be impossible to ride there, but after that, we’ve enjoyed the rest of the city with our unis.
That’s all, folks!

Ah, it seems it’s always the way… you’ve either got a perfect place to ride where you’re not allowed to, or (like me) you’re allowed everywhere but there’s just nothing to ride on!

I spent ages the other day looking for a bench or wall suitable for learning to jump on; I eventually found one, about a mile away… :frowning:

Phil, just me

finding good places to ride is a learning process too,
the more you look the more places you’ll find.
that said, if you live in a place where there realy is nothing, you could considder building a trials course.

when i first started riding trials around stirling there realy didn’t seem to be any good places,
but when i started to get better skills i realised that theres stuff everywhere, i now have at least 7 good places theres a good mix of benches, gaps, walls, dropps, picnic tables, steps, steep slopes, shallow slopes.

and the only thing you have to watch out for in stirling is violent drug addicts when practicing late at night. the police are too busy trying to catch the aforementioned nutcases to bother unicyclists.

stirling psyco update,
for those that remember me from the days when i was citizen_smith, the gang that i had to beat off with my unicycle haven’t been to court yet,

and last week i was attacked again by a pair of random psychos who were quite evidently chemicaly altered in some way.

now i remember the other reason for using platform pedals with big sharp studs on them.

I think it’s also a lot to do with how good you are… around me there are a fair number of walls and benches but they’re all a bit high for my current ability; I was looking for something a bit lower to learn on. While most of it is beyond me it’s probably a veritable unicycling playground for someone with da skillz.

Phil, just me

giocologgi, you’ve got an Onza uni? What is it like? How long have you had it?

I’ve the “Onza Trial Uni”, I’ve bought it from Unicycle.uk.com.

You can see it at
http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shopdisplayproduct.asp?catalogid=164

It’s arrived to my house just 2 weeks ago, I’ve ordered 3 Onza Trials Uni with 3 myata seats for me and my buddies!!!
:smiley:

They’re aggressive, large “square” |_| tyres, very maneuvrable, and today a pedal has chewed my leg in a UPD! Now I’m really cool with my bloody calf!

>, I’ve ordered 3 Onza Trials Uni with 3 myata seats for me and >my buddies!!!

isn’t it a kewl feeling to buy a lot of uni’s at one time?
i recently had the opportunity of buying two giraffes and four 20’s at one go
we figured we’d get better prices that way
it worked
allthough the look on the guys face would’ve made it worth it to pay the normal price

:slight_smile:

>, I’ve ordered 3 Onza Trials Uni with 3 myata seats for me and >my buddies!!!

isn’t it a kewl feeling to buy a lot of uni’s at one time?
i recently had the opportunity of buying two giraffes and four 20’s at one go
we figured we’d get better prices that way
it worked
allthough the look on the guys face would’ve made it worth it to pay the normal price

:slight_smile:

Kewl? I don’t know what it means and I haven’ found on the dictionary!
If kewl means something like…very “sexualy exicting”. well, It’s kewl!
It’s like to enter in a chocolate shop and buying everything…
I want to buy them :roll_eyes:
I’ve ordered them;)
My family learn how much I’ve payed them :astonished:
I’m waiting for… First day:o
Second day:(

They’re arrived:D
I’m assembling:)
I’m riding :sunglasses:
Oh! An UPD:p
People seeing 3 guys on 3 wheels :thinking:

Ah, yes, I too shall face this problem at the end of the month when my parents find out I’ve got one more uni than last time. I’m trying to build them up gradually so they won’t kill me… if I can exaggerate my muni-ing a bit and convince them that I can’t possibly get by with just a 20", I might be able to survive…

Phil, just me

my apologies giocologgi
kewl is a slang way of spelling cool
the universal expression of,…wel,…cool!
it works phonetically
if u pronounce it, u’ll hear it sounds like cool

good luck with the family finding out how much u paid for the uni’s
with the uni-job i did on friday night, all three my uni’s have now paid for themselves:p
this is the easiest way to get it past anyone

OK!
I’ve been performing as juggler for 4 years, and I Know it!
I think is … kewl!

Re: No Cycles In Venice

>my apologies giocologgi
>kewl is a slang way of spelling cool
>the universal expression of,…wel,…cool!
>it works phonetically
>if u pronounce it, u’ll hear it sounds like cool

Actually no; “kewl” most naturally sounds out to rhyme with “mewl” (the only
similarly-structured real word that I can think of), or with the first part of
“Hewlett-Packard.” The problem is, if you decree that “ew” and “oo” have the
same sound, then you leave yourself no good way to communicate the sounds of
words like “Kew” or “skew” or “Spiro Agnew” (there’s a limerick in there
somewhere). If I give my date a gift, and she says, “Oo!” that’s a good thing.
If she says, “Ew!” that’s, well, not so good. A field of daisies covered with
dew in the early morning is a lovely sight. The same field covered with doo is
an eyesore at any time of day. If you say something is cool, the meaning of
your words flows effortlessly from the reader’s eyeballs into his mind with no
need for conscious thought. If you say something is kewl, then our
understandably confused Bolognese friend has to type another message and post
it and wait for you to post another message back explaining what you meant to
say in your first post, which seems a bit inefficient to me. English is already
a sufficiently bolixed-up phonetic train-wreck of a tongue as it is, without us
going out of our way to be even more incoherent. Nonetheless it is still my
favorite language.

  • Joe

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