The complete book

I will be very proud to be the first to ride UP the Eiffel Tower. I need
so some BIG legs full of muscle, and to design a special no circular
wheel adapted to the Tower steps, like a cross :

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                                 _| |_
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But I prefer spend few years for training before…

    Jokely yours

P.Q.phq@aero.jussieu.fr

I had some trouble to find ‘The Complete Book of Unicycling’ in France.
I thing that knowing the ISBN number of the book may help me. Does every
one know this number ? (It should be written on the first or the last
page of the book)

            Thank you very much.

RE: The complete book

In message <199501131844.KAA05149@lionsden.us.oracle.com> Daniel Dick writes:

> You guys aren’t going to believe me when I tell you I’ve never been on drugs
> after I get done with this message, but I just had a crazy idea.

I don’t. :wink:

> you know, start off with a team of unicycle riders taking on various
> challenges–throw in a plot for human interest :-), and let the team of
> crazies prepare for an ultimate ascent up the Eiffel Tower via computerized
> spring loaded, cross-shaped wheel unicycles. Effects are made to look
> extremely real from all angles. Close calls are thrown in for tension as the
> team ascends the four corners of the tower to the top. Finally, near the top,
> one member falls, and the next unicycle, sensing the fall of the next rider,
> makes a sudden jump downward to intercept the rider and sping the next few
> riders right to the top.
>
> It would make a great movie of triumph!

Hmmm. Have you seen any movies along the lines of ‘Rollercoaster’? I’m sure
somewhere there’s a movie producer willing to try it, but don’t give up the
mutual bonds quite yet…


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RE: The complete book

Hey,

With the spring loaded mechanism we all talked about earlier, why not take the
cross shaped wheel and bounce up the side of the Tower a few beams at a time :slight_smile:

 (Oh, no, here we go again...)

       Dan

       I will be very proud to be the first to ride UP the Eiffel Tower. I
       need so some BIG legs full of muscle, and to design a special no
       circular wheel adapted to the Tower steps, like a cross :

                                   _
                                 _| |_
    |_ _| _|

But I prefer spend few years for training before…

       Jokely yours

P.Q.phq@aero.jussieu.fr

Re: The complete book

Hi Philippe!

The ISBN is 0-913999-05-9

The Complete Book of Unicycling by Jack Wiley is published by his own company:

Solipaz Publishing Company
P.O. Box 623 Stockton, CA 95201

Good luck finding it in France.

Sincerely,

Ken.

Re: The complete book

>
> With the spring loaded mechanism we all talked about earlier, why not take
> the cross shaped wheel and bounce up the side of the Tower a few beams at a
> time :slight_smile:
>
> (Oh, no, here we go again…)
>
> Dan
>
> --------------------------------------------
>>
>> I will be very proud to be the first to ride UP the Eiffel Tower. I
>> need so some BIG legs full of muscle, and to design a special no
>> circular wheel adapted to the Tower steps, like a cross :
>>
>> _
>> | |
>> |_ _|
>> |_|

It might work better if you rounded the corners, so that it would roll across
each stair top, like this:

           __ ___
                    | \ |
                              _| |__ ___|
                                 / | |
              |__ __/ ___|
              | |    |
           \_| ___|

Or, use a wheel with a shoe at the end of each cross bar, which I can’t draw,
but most of us have seen pictures or the real thing.

Stay on Top!

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RE: The complete book

You guys aren’t going to believe me when I tell you I’ve never been on drugs
after I get done with this message, but I just had a crazy idea. (Nothing new
for you know know me…)

Are any of you out there in the movie industry working with some sort of
computer special effects group? I just had an idea for a somewhat crazy movie
that may entertain while promoting unicycle riding.

Suppose some of our wackiest ideas were taken seriously and put to a movie-- you
know, start off with a team of unicycle riders taking on various
challenges–throw in a plot for human interest :-), and let the team of crazies
prepare for an ultimate ascent up the Eiffel Tower via computerized spring
loaded, cross-shaped wheel unicycles. Effects are made to look extremely real
from all angles. Close calls are thrown in for tension as the team ascends the
four corners of the tower to the top. Finally, near the top, one member falls,
and the next unicycle, sensing the fall of the next rider, makes a sudden jump
downward to intercept the rider and sping the next few riders right to the top.

It would make a great movie of triumph!

Well, with a brain like mine, who needs drugs :slight_smile:

     Dan

Re: The complete book

Oops, sorry, ascii drawing problem (tabs vs spaces). I meant:

> It might work better if you rounded the corners, so that it would roll across
> each stair top, like this:
>
> __ ___
> | \ |
> | |_ ___|
> / | |
> |_ __/ ___|
> | | |
> _| ___|
>

Stay on Top!

---------------------------------------------------------------*
| o | | Mark Schecter /|\ | “Please identify yourself.” |
| schecter@tfs.com << | (Self checks pocket mirror) | '+,
| | “Yes, that’s me.” |
| | | |
----------------------|----------------------------------------* O