After a couple of months on one wheel I think I’ve heard just about every
comment directed at unicyclists. Probably world-wide.
They are, in reverse order of popularity:
I bet you can’t do a wheelie!
Couldn’t you afford a proper bike?
a) Oi! Someone pinched your back wheel!
b) Where’s your other wheel gone?
c) You can’t leave anything around here can you mate?
In order to be a purveyor of sweetness and light, my responses are generally:
`Wheelie’: But I am doing a wheelie! — This tends to depress some wags so I
now tend to do a bunny hop instead and say “Howzat!?”
`Impoverished Rider’: Inane grin, Shake head.
`Stolen Wheel’: Act surprised as if I thought I was on two wheels.
After hearing these ad infinitum I’m in need of more responses. What are your
favourite come-back lines? Are there any jokes I’ve missed?