Thowing things from a unicycle .....

Fellow unicyclers:

Several months ago I had quite a spill on my Coker. It seems the local
neighborhood kids get a huge kick out of seeing a grown man on a large uni catch
a football as he cruises by. I’ve also enjoyed doing this as it forces me to
concentrate on staying up AND catching a pass.

Well, I apparently did not concentrate enough on the uni and went down hard
“leaping” for an overthrown ball. The damage: scuffed saddle front and rear,
road rash on palm of hand, right knee, calf, thigh, shoulder and a nice lump on
my right cheekbone.

As a result, I think I’ll start wearing gloves and perhaps a helmet when I
ride the Coker. Also, I think my football season might be over (for a while
at least).

Has anyone else tried to play football (American style only, obviously) on a
uni? If so, what were your experiences?

Take care,

John

-----Original Message----- From: trdwnds@asiaonline.net
[mailto:trdwnds@asiaonline.net] Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 8:39 PM To:
unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Thowing things from a unicycle …

… there are punks with mohawk haircuts riding unicycles

>
>-chris

Wow, I’d be impressed if they could THROW newspapers while riding the unicycle.
As a paperboy myself years ago, I could almost throw myself off a BIKE if the
house were a bit set back off the street!

Anyone ever been successful at playing UNI Football, etc. which would require
such skill?

Steve

P.S. I’d admire those punks then!

… there are punks with mohawk haircuts riding unicycles

>
>-chris

Wow, I’d be impressed if they could THROW newspapers while riding the unicycle.
As a paperboy myself years ago, I could almost throw myself off a BIKE if the
house were a bit set back off the street!

Anyone ever been successful at playing UNI Football, etc. which would require
such skill?

Steve

P.S. I’d admire those punks then!

RE: Thowing things from a unicycle …

> Wow, I’d be impressed if they could THROW newspapers while riding the
> unicycle. As a paperboy myself years ago, I could almost throw myself off a
> BIKE if the house were a bit set back off the street! Anyone ever been
> successful at playing UNI Football, etc. which would require such skill?

Steve? STEVE asking such a thing? What about uni basketball? Same concept. You
just have to learn how every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and plan
ahead for it before making that half-court shot. Or, more importantly, before
catching that pass that’s coming across in front of you…

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

“If it’s on TV and I watch it, it’s cartoons. I only watch cartoons.” – Austin
Miller, age 8 (future nephew)

Re: Thowing things from a unicycle …

In a message dated 3/7/00 10:10:47 PM EST, trdwnds@asiaonline.net writes:

<< Comments?? Anyone else play UNI - Quarterback?

Steve >>

Havent tried a football yet, but I was throwing a frisbee today to some friends.
Very hard to make accurate throws.

Johnny T :smiley:

Re: Thowing things from a unicycle …

At 04:39 PM 3/7/00 -0700, Kip Koski wrote:
>Unifootball is great. I usually just play catch but throwing is usually harder
>than catching. Of course Im on a Coker, in a gym, so.

I’ve found throwing a football or a folded newspaper one-handed to be much
harded than throwing a basketball with two. The real challenge is when your
moving / riding forward and throwing forcefully accross the body one-handed, say
towards a distant house or a guy on the 10 Yard line.

Just harder to stay on the wheel. But unless it’s a 3/4 court pass, the usual
basketball lob doesn’t seem to require the same energy or force.

Comments?? Anyone else play UNI - Quarterback?

Steve

Re: Thowing things from a unicycle …

trdwnds@asiaonline.net wrote:

> Wow, I’d be impressed if they could THROW newspapers while riding the
> unicycle.

A couple years ago I saw a segment on the “Sports Illustrated for Kids” TV show
that profiled Steve Young, San Francisco 49er’s quarterback. In the interview he
described riding a unicycle as a kid, and getting to the point where he would
deliver newspapers on his unicycle. There was a picture of him doing this and I
think (although it was a while ago and I can’t be certain) there was a home
movie of him as well.

John Hooten