Decided to start a new thread rather than tacking this onto the “asian
I think have never in my 52-year life (prior to this summer when I
started) seen another person unicycling, other than performers. I lived 16
years in California, 10 in Arkansas, 16 in Vermont, and 10 in
miscellaneous other places in the USA.
I certainly attract some attention when I unicycle around town – mothers
pointing me out to their kids – e.g. “Do you know what THAT is? It’s a
I can’t help thinking that unicycling is on the verge of taking off and
becoming a popular sport.
Lowell Terry wrote:
> About seeing other unicyclists, I am 73 years old and have yet to see a
> live unicyclist. I may live in an isolated part of the country, I live
> in Missouri in a small town, but I have lived in St. Louis, and later in
> the county, then a little further out in another town that has grown
> quite a bit now. I have seen them on TV occasionally and I have the tape
> “One Wheel, No Limits”.
> I still haven’t seen a real one other than the one I bought. Is the
> midwest a dry spot? I tend to think that some other countries use them
> more than here, especially Japan.
Mark Newbold Montpelier, Vermont USA http://dogfeathers.com Alternate
Except for at the circus, I haven’t seen a unicycler in my city of about 300,000 people.
i live right near boston, and i have met another teenage unicycler, and some women told me that she also rides. i go to a school where there are bout 15 people who can ride a unicycle. but i must say, before i started, i had never seen sombody riding in public. i ride everywhere i go. litterally
ooo ee oo aa aa ting tang, walla walla bing bang
I hope you wash that seat. Now that I think about it, I guess you must.
Q: Bath or shower?
i have only had my uni for bout three months
well actually i am going to have to wash the seat, i wore some new pants wile riding and they blead so now the seat is all dirty.
NO, not in the house, my mother forbids it.
i will refraze:
i ride my unicycle everwhere out side of my house and other peoples houses. i ride it instead of walking. i have just learnd to hope up bout 6 inches every time, i no longer use ramps. i will now unicycle to the movie store. good day.
I SAID GOOD DAY SIR
are you in attack mode today or what???(waxing sacastic)
When I first started to ride in 1963, my friend down the street bought a unicycle about 6 months later. I always had a friend to ride around with in Wichita, KS. I rode on my own occassionally after 1970. I taught a guy at a small technical school I went to and met someone else there who rode. That was in Kansas City. When I worked in Albuquerque from 1975-1978, there was I guy I worked with that I rode with occassionally. I moved to Seattle in 1978. About 6 years ago, I discovered there was a grad student where I worked who rode. In the last year alone I have taught one woman from work how to ride, met a woman at work who has been riding for years with her sister, found out that a coworker not only rides but built a giraffe in the 60’s, met a girl in the neighborhood that rides, and bought a car for my daughter from a guy who rides.
I began teaching myself how to ride 6 years ago in 8th grade. A kid that was in 7th grade has brought one to school and I was fascintaed by it. I spent 4-5 days solid practicing on his unicycle and I was able to ride it across the stage once for the talent show. The kid moved away and I was unicycless. Now I’m 18 and a friend of mine just gave me a unicycle he had laying around in his garage, I’m getting ready to upgrade though because it’s pretty small for me and has a 16" wheel. I’ve been practicing for the last 3 nights, I sit out in the Taco Bell parking lot until 3 in the morning practicing.
I’ve seen two other unicyclists since I started to ride. I think they saw
me riding (I didn’t see them first), and they rode over to meet me. I
probably would not have seen them if I had not been riding.
“Mark Newbold” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Decided to start a new thread rather than tacking this onto the "asian
> culture" thread…
> I think have never in my 52-year life (prior to this summer when I
> started) seen another person unicycling, other than performers. I lived
> 16 years in California, 10 in Arkansas, 16 in Vermont, and 10 in
> miscellaneous other places in the USA.
> I certainly attract some attention when I unicycle around town –
> mothers pointing me out to their kids – e.g. "Do you know what THAT is?
> It’s a UNI CYCLE…".
> I can’t help thinking that unicycling is on the verge of taking off and
> becoming a popular sport.