Repost: unicycling and the centre of the world

This appeared in it’s own thread on news server but “buried” in another thread on the forum… I think it’s important enough for a repost - thanks Greg, I have often had this “centre of the world” feeling when on my… ahem, bike, but it’s much more “right” on a yike.

richardg.


greg’s words follow:

Went for a ground breaking ride this afternoon and have to share my
excitement. Armed with technique from posts of late I went up a steep (for
me) dirt track grunting and pulling up on the seat in the best possible
form for one all but stalled. Continued on for 7 km to a coffee shop
where I stopped to contemplate the world etc… It dawned on me that
unicycling orients all of us to the centre of the planet being, as we
are, so married to gravity. Of course I’ve had a glass or two too
many now,… wine, hmmm… Anyway, in retrospect, I feel like I was
watching the planet revolve under my wheel all the while in column
with a radii, radius? (one radius damn it!) drawn from the centre of
the earth. And all the other unicyclists riding at the same time were
scribing centrifugal (?) paths plotted about the same origin. After
coffee I managed to climb up a steep (for me) paved hill earning a
high five from a mountain biker (and several motorists) and rode back
to the dirt track previously ascended pulling off a clean descent
whereby the ride was concluded. So endeth the descertation. Good
night all.

Greg

That’s Greg Moore <salty__dog@hotmail.com> - sorry if i didn’t give proper credit.

richardg.

arg… poetry nite strikes again

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 08:55:09 +0000 (UTC), bonehead
<forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:

>This appeared in it’s own thread on news server but “buried” in another
>thread on the forum…

There is apparently a wide variety of reading and posting peculiarities,
with people seeing single posts up to 5 times, or posts ending up in a
thread or not. I am reading and posting via a news server, yet Greg’s post
was buried in another thread. (Not deeply enough to make me miss it,
though, so now I saw something double for a change…)

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “United States, number key, MSCJ”

Klaas Bil wrote:

> I am reading and posting via a news server, yet Greg’s post was buried
> in another thread.

Then you saw it correctly. Greg’s post was a reply to Andrew Feldhaus’
post with a different subject.

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