Recors are made to be broken???!!!

WHY ON GODS GREEN EARTH WOULD ANYONE STILL INSIST ON WRITING IN CAPS!

It’s really unfortunate that every mail group gets the periodic ignorant insult
from the outside… It’s so very easy to criticize others for something that s/he
has never even tried!

Now on to other more important matters… It was a couple of months back when I
told everyone that I was interested in setting a record of carrying the most
weight on a unicyle… but I encountered one major problem… I started with 2
110 pound dumbells (For you of those that don’t live in the states, that equates
to 50 kg) but I found it impossible to mount carrying such a weight… Now even
if I started in the upright position banked against a wall… and someone handed
me a dumbell then I would be too offbalance to accept the other one… I believe
the only way to do this would be to make a rig to hold the rider in an upright
position in which s/he could accept both dumbells before being unmounted from
the mount and then proceeding with the ride…

Getting people to hold me up was too hard as well… considering that I’m
much taller on my uni and weigh 210 besides the fact that I have a heavy
weight in my hand

Since that trial I haven’t been unicycling that much because it affects my
powerlifting workout in the gym but I would like to give it another go if anyone
has a good idea…

Face planting carrying such a heavy weight wouldn’t be a very desirable
situation… but what’s life without a little risk?

Oh… another thing… thanks to John Foss for answering me the first time…

Now I know what you guys are asking yourself… WHY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH WOULD
ANYONE STILL WANT TO RIDE A UNICYLE CARRYING 2 110 POUND DUMBELLS… :slight_smile:

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Re: Recors are made to be broken???!!!

This may sound like a stupid question, but why do you want to start with 2
110-pound dumb bells? Why not work your way up to it, and start with something
like 2 50-pound weights? Not that I know all that much about either weight
lifting or unicycling…

Ken

Re: Recors are made to be broken???!!! (fwd)

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>This may sound like a stupid question, but why do you want to start with 2
>110-pound dumb bells? Why not work your way up to it, and start with something
>like 2 50-pound weights? Not that I know all that much about either weight
>lifting or unicycling…
>
>Ken
>
Ken, That is by no means a stupid question… let me explain my logic. The weight
of the dumbells is of little consequence… once you are in the riding position
and have a wieght in your hands then you ride much more stable than if you
didn’t have any weight at all!! I’m certain that I can ride with the weight that
I picked or even heavier… it’s just getting up would be difficult… Have you
ever went grocery shopping on your uni… wasn’t it easy riding home with the
bags?? Holding the weight in your hands lowered your center (“centre” for you
Canucks like myself) of gravity thereby increasing the stability of the system.
The weight that I chose to do the experiment was just heavy enough to pose the
problem… once I get this figured out then I will be able to go even heavier…

Another reason for doing this… I have seen pictures of a unicylist with 2
people on his back… (A women of about 110lb 50Kg and a child of about 70lb
30Kg) so in order to best it… I want to carry at least 220 … I have carried
various people on my back but never 2… It’s extremely hard convincing people
to go for piggy back rides!!!

Ilan Berci ilan@kane.ece.ucsb.edu http://rainbow.ece.ucsb.edu/ilan/ilan.html