Re: Two riders (Me, Bagpiperboy) in the upcoming High school talent

On Tue, 20 May 2003, JonnyD wrote:

> So Bagpiperboy and I, students at Alta High school, go to the try-outs.
> We wait, we listen to all the terrible karoake singers, the punk bands,
> and the rest, and then we ride for the judges. We still haven’t chosen
> our music, so, to the sound of silence, we beat out the competition.
> <mwuahahahah!>

Great news!

> 1.–Ride out at the same time (on a basketball court), at half court, I
> flip around and ride the rest of the length backwards, and B-boy rides
> one footed.

One comment… it’s hard for non-unicyclists to spot things like
one-footed. Maybe these should be separated… all they’ll see is
a guy going backwards, and another guy riding alongside him.

I was once riding alongside a non-unicycling friend, and he commented that
I wasn’t riding so good today. The reason was that I’d been 1ft WWing the
whole way. I had to explicitly point this out! :o)

> 2-- I ride back out to the middle-with some speed- and go straight into
> gliding. My best attempts have been close to 15 feet (flatland) and
> hopefully i’ll do that good

Sounds good.

> 3-- B-boy rides back out, and we do a Star (grab hands and ride around
> each other in a circle)

Sounds normal. (If you see what I mean). A pretty standard thing to do,
not sure if it’s impressive or not.

> 4-- lay the unicycles out, do some kickup mounts and suicide mounts

Great! Don’t spend too much time laying them out so the audience gets
bored. Are the seats stadium-style, so everyone will be able to see the
floor? I hope so, otherwise you may be wasting your time.

If you can walk up the unicycle, and appear to trip over it while doing a
kick-up mount this is nice and impressive!

> 5-- ride with seat on stomach, (with arms out- going for the flying
> look)

Yup.

> 6-- repeated Pi hop twists, (or 180 degrees if you prefer)

Yup.

> 7-- bust out a little wheel walking: going in a circle, etc.

Cool!

> 8-- hop onto a box or milk crate, do a little hopping/gapping etc.

I get the feeling they’ll like this!

> 9-- another Star, but let go at top speed, fall on purpose, and skid
> across the waxed floor

Wheeee! I guess you need to make it obvious (maybe after the fact) that
you meant to fall.

Cheers,

Stu

<slaps self across face>

Well you see, I REALLY wish i had taken the time to read all this, but now that the show’s over, i guess there’s nothing for it all.

It didn’t go quite as well as hoped, but, well. . . i suppose it was ok.

<slaps self across face>

Well you see, I REALLY wish i had taken the time to read all this, but now that the show’s over, i guess there’s nothing for it all.

It didn’t go quite as well as hoped, but, well. . . i suppose it was ok.

The strangest thing was, they seemed to enjoy the Star probably the most-- applause and gasps from the crowd. :thinking:
Little other things ellicited as much noise (from what i remembered)

You were riding unicycles, they would’ve loved it. You should be proud of yourself. Surely one of the people in the audience will now go out and buy a unicycle. None of the schools here have talent contests that I know of. They sound fun.

Andrew

amen to that

the best most people can come up with when they c a unicyclist going about his/her bussiness, is ‘where’s your other wheel?’
so bear with the audience being slightly shell shocked and mildly quiet

did u enjoy performing?