Things people say

While riding on a trail yesterday I caught and passed (on a hill) a jogger
pushing a jogging strolled with a small child inside. Just as I was going by the
child practically jumped out of the stroller and shouted, “Look at that Daddy!”
The father replied, “How about that. One man, one wheel.”

I liked that. One Man, One Wheel.

John Hooten

RE: Things people say

John Hooten wrote:
>I liked that. One Man, One Wheel.

But then some policically correct 90’s person came along and said you have to
say “One person, one wheel” and killed the whole thing.

Don’t get me wrong, One woman, one wheel works also.

jf

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>Add this to the list of things people say: My neice and I were unicycling a
>park path last weekend when a man we passed asked if the elephants were far
>behind. I hadn’t read that one on any of the lists.

someone once commented to me: “Where’s the elephant? is he next?”


Tammy


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> Add this to the list of things people say: My neice and I were unicycling a
> park path last weekend when a man we passed asked if the elephants were far
> behind. I hadn’t read that one on any of the lists.

That one’s pretty original. I have heard similar before, but it’s very rare.

So what can we say in reply? I’ll start us off:

Yes, and they’re very angry. Watch out! Yes, and they’re very angry. This was a
bicycle a minute ago! Yes, pink ones. No, just black helicopters. Yes, unless
they got a flat.

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Skill Level 9 on the video but in real life has only passed Level 7

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It’s nice to always be ready with some comebacks – though I hadn’t thought
about needing them before being able to ride…

> first quipped ‘You’re supposed to ride it not push it!’.

Possible responses:

  1. Oh, could you show me please?
  2. Are you kidding? That would be impossible. This is better exercise anyway.
  3. That’s funny, a cop just told me the opposite.
  4. I’m supposed to have a Rolls Royce, not this.

> 'Oh - I thought it was one of those wheels they use to measure the length of
> the road’.

Possible responses:
5. Until I learn to ride it, that’s pretty much what it is.
6. It is, and the pedals are for when you’re in a hurry.
7. It is, and the pedals are for when you have to measure really narrow things,
like walls.
8. It is. I’m just measuring my dog-walking distance.

Any more?

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
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Skill Level 9 on the video but in real life has only passed Level 7

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RE: things people say

Bravo, John. Very Clever!

Then again there’s always my favorite (though not very clever)-

“Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind”

Hugh

-----Original Message----- From: John Foss [mailto:john_foss@asinet.com] Sent:
Monday, January 17, 2000 11:58 AM To: ‘Jon And Eileen Roden’;
‘unicycling@winternet.com’ Subject: RE: things people say

It’s nice to always be ready with some comebacks – though I hadn’t thought
about needing them before being able to ride…

> first quipped ‘You’re supposed to ride it not push it!’.

Possible responses:

  1. Oh, could you show me please?
  2. Are you kidding? That would be impossible. This is better exercise anyway.
  3. That’s funny, a cop just told me the opposite.
  4. I’m supposed to have a Rolls Royce, not this.

> 'Oh - I thought it was one of those wheels they use to measure the length of
> the road’.

Possible responses:
5. Until I learn to ride it, that’s pretty much what it is.
6. It is, and the pedals are for when you’re in a hurry.
7. It is, and the pedals are for when you have to measure really narrow things,
like walls.
8. It is. I’m just measuring my dog-walking distance.

Any more?

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

“I’m not a Level 9, but I play one on TV” - John Foss, who demonstrates IUF
Skill Level 9 on the video but in real life has only passed Level 7

NOTE: Views expressed in messages with this signature are exclusively those of
John Foss, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Unicycling
Society of America, International Unicycling Federation, or other
positions of responsibility John may occupy.

Re: things people say

this past summer, my parents moved to a house in a community where the
mailboxes for an entire block are clustered together in one location. The house
is at the other end of the block, so when I’m home from college I’ll go out on
my unicycle to get the mail for them. About a week ago, I did this and as I was
pedaling back home, looking through the mail, my brother had just come out to
walk the dog.

When he noticed me, he asked if there was any mail for him. As I was
double-checking the mail (still pedaling towards him), he shook his head and
said, “I can’t believe this is normal to me.”

Daniel


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>When he noticed me, he asked if there was any mail for him. As I was
>double-checking the mail (still pedaling towards him), he shook his head and
>said, “I can’t believe this is normal to me.”

that’s great! I have some similar experiences - Everyone is so used to me riding
my unicycle everywhere that I tend to get almost MORE comments when I DON’T ride
it. For instance, yesterday when I happened to drive to campus for once instead
of ride, this guy said, “Hey, where’s your unicycle? you’re SUPPOSED to ride
it!” and when I was in wal-mart one of my teachers told me that in all the time
he’s known me, he’s only seen me without my uni about three times. And then his
wife added, “the other day I saw you driving and I thought to myself, well
that’s looks strange! FOUR wheels!”

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Klaas

great to read about you taking such pride in your daughter’s achievements…it’s
a great feeling isn’t it…

But hey, come on, once she’s up and away she can hold your hand as you develop
your skills !

Would she still like to exchage experiences with Tess ?

Tim

>From: klaasbil_remove_this_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl (Klaas Bil) Reply-To:
>klaasbil_remove_this_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl (Klaas Bil) To:
>unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Things people say Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000
>23:23:51 GMT
>
>My 11 yo daughter practices uniing (SP?) since a month or so, I walk beside her
>in the park for support. Suddenly one of the pedals falls off but she dismounts
>relatively gracefully. (It appears later that the seat was mounted the wrong
>way (turned 180 deg) so the pedal thread worked its way out.) A passer-by asks:
>Is it broken? I complained: things keep falling off. First we lost the front
>wheel, and now the pedal goes. Hm, it sounded witty at the time.
>
>It’s wonderful to see your admirable daughter beginning to master a skill that
>you don’t master yourself. I tried for a while but brrrr!
>
>BTW, I’ve been reading the ng since end of January. Most of you people seem to
>be in the USA. Are there any recreational unicyclists in the Netherlands
>reading this ng, preferably in the Zoetermeer area?
>
>Klaas Bil


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Tim,

In the beginning I would need a stronger support than she is able to give. I
have no balance on the uni whatsoever.

On e-mailing with Tess: I have gently suggested a few times, and though she
likes the idea I’m afraid it won’t be on a regular basis to say the least. It’s
her thing not mine. But wait and see what comes.

Her school will celebrate its 25 years of existence with a circus week in April.
She’s probably free-riding by then and looks forward to “stealing the show”.

Klaas

On 14 Mar 2000 09:00:52 -0800, tim_murray71@hotmail.com (Tim Murray) wrote:

>Klaas
>
>great to read about you taking such pride in your daughter’s
>achievements…it’s a great feeling isn’t it…
>
>But hey, come on, once she’s up and away she can hold your hand as you develop
>your skills !
>
>Would she still like to exchage experiences with Tess ?
>
>Tim