I was just in P.R. [Yes, I rode my uni- once or twice <g>.] I was wondering if
there are any groups there that ride or get together on a regular basis? I’d
like to check it out the next time I’m there.
This mainly applies to anygroups in the northwest corner of the island, near
Ramey or Borinquen. Thanks.
-Allan “UniCoastie” Gaines North Carolina, USA
Re: Puerto Rico Unicycling?
At 08:38 AM 05/16/1999 -0400, UniCoastie wrote:
UNICON IV was held in Punta Borinquen, the former Ramey Air Force Base, in 1988.
The town next door, Isabela, used to be the mecca of unicycling, Something like
Minnesota now, with world class riders like Jose Roman and Carlos Medina. As I
know that the kids have lots of international friends, I will take this chance
to give an update on their lives. Carlos works for Hewlett Packard, just outside
the Ramey gate. Jose is married, and has a kid in Isabela. He owns a pastery
shop. There is not much going now in unicycling there. Not much is going on in
San Juan either as far as developing new talent. My son, Javier, also a former
World Champ is a Civil Engineer. Lives with his girl friend and works in Old San
Juan. Does get hired now and then for some shows at hotels and movies. My
daughter, Margarita, is busy as a student at the University of Puerto Rico, a
housewife and a mother. Another world class rider, Josue Barreto, who was away
from unicycling (and became a tropical musician) for some time, has been doing
some uni shows lately. My nephew, Ernesto Ruiz, is totally retired, and married.
He got his architect degree from UPR, and last year got his master degree in
architecture from the University of Minnesota. He will be moving back to
Minnesota next August to work as an architect. His wife, Vanessa, will be
teaching at the University while finishing her Doctor’s degree in Languages
and/or literature, I am not sure. Many of the most popular skills, like stand up
wheel walk and coasting, were first developed there. Too bad you did not
communicate before. Will you be back?
>I was just in P.R. [Yes, I rode my uni- once or twice <g>.] I was wondering if
>there are any groups there that ride or get together on a regular basis? I’d
>like to check it out the next time I’m there.
>This mainly applies to anygroups in the northwest corner of the island, near
>Ramey or Borinquen. Thanks.
>-Allan “UniCoastie” Gaines North Carolina, USA
Alberto Ruiz email@example.com