Sticks and stones

I was out on my Unicycle yesterday quietly riding down the lane at the back of
my house, when a group of teenage boys caught site of me. Most times when I am
out I get comments in the shape of: “That looks difficult” or “Is that as hard
as it looks”, but not yesterday! I cycled past them, and received heaps of
abuse, that didn’t bother me, but when a stone was thrown I was bothered! I went
back and confronted the guilty one, not hard to spot due to the look on his
face. I asked him what his problem was with someone Unicycling, but all the
reply I received was that he wasn’t throwing it at me but at a Tree! If you are
going to come up with an excuse for throwing stones don’t shout “Throw stones at
him” first. I was slagged off for wearing a helmet as well, I did plan the
helmet to protect me from clashes with moving cars and the like but not from
stones being hurled at me!

I am having enough problems adjusting to my new 26" Muni, without the added
danger of thrown stones. I know Unicycling can be dangerous, but that wasn’t
what I had in mind.

Innes.

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Re: Sticks and stones

Ouch. The one problem with unicycling is getting enough speed to run down the
little tykes.

Re: Sticks and stones

sounds like a case of Unicycle Rage.

It is in cases like this when cyclists make good use of their metal bike
pumps…

Wayne (who would never dream of using a bike pump to beat the #%&@! out of a
stone throwing idiot)

----- Original Message ----- From: “Innes Dunbar”
<innesdunbar@libertysurf.co.uk> To: <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Sunday, 7
January 2001 12:32 Subject: Sticks and stones

> I was out on my Unicycle yesterday quietly riding down the lane at the back of
> my house, when a group of teenage boys caught site of me. Most times when I am
> out I get comments in the shape of: “That looks difficult” or "Is that as hard
> as it looks", but not yesterday! I cycled past them, and received heaps of
> abuse, that didn’t bother me, but when a stone was thrown I was bothered! I
> went back and confronted the guilty one, not hard to spot due to the look on
> his face. I asked him what his problem was with someone Unicycling, but all
> the reply I received was that he wasn’t throwing it at me but at a Tree! If
> you are going to come up with an excuse for throwing stones don’t shout "Throw
> stones at him" first. I was slagged off for wearing a helmet as well, I did
> plan the helmet to protect me from clashes with moving cars and the like but
> not from stones being hurled at me!
>
> I am having enough problems adjusting to my new 26" Muni, without the added
> danger of thrown stones. I know Unicycling can be dangerous, but that wasn’t
> what I had in mind.
>
> Innes.
>
>
> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/

Re: Sticks and stones

I once had a unicycle written off by (presumably) young thugs who had kicked it
to death whilst I was in the pub! I think these type of people feel you are
robbing them of attention…but its like anything with a high profile, there
will always be opposition (usually irrational) for jealous individuals! Sorry
for your bad luck…have you tried Aikido? Innes Dunbar wrote in
message <938gve$ih3$1@nnrp1.deja.com>…
>I was out on my Unicycle yesterday quietly riding down the lane at the back of
>my house, when a group of teenage boys caught site of me. Most times when I am
>out I get comments in the shape of: “That looks difficult” or "Is that as hard
>as it looks", but not yesterday! I cycled past them, and received heaps of
>abuse, that didn’t bother me, but when a stone was thrown I was bothered! I
>went back and confronted the guilty one, not hard to spot due to the look on
>his face. I asked him what his problem was with someone Unicycling, but all the
>reply I received was that he wasn’t throwing it at me but at a Tree! If you are
>going to come up with an excuse for throwing stones don’t shout "Throw stones
>at him" first. I was slagged off for wearing a helmet as well, I did plan the
>helmet to protect me from clashes with moving cars and the like but not from
>stones being hurled at me!
>
>I am having enough problems adjusting to my new 26" Muni, without the added
>danger of thrown stones. I know Unicycling can be dangerous, but that wasn’t
>what I had in mind.
>
>Innes.
>
>
>Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/