Two great photos...

One…

weekly ride - mark idling with 3 people on shoulders.jpg

Two…
(Mark actually held this one-hand handstand with the uni for 2 or 3 seconds!)

weekly ride - mark one hand uni handstand.jpg

Number one.

Crivers. Riding with 2 other people PLUS A BABY IN FRONT! Holy Cow Batman. That’s a classic.

Number two.

That’s amazing. That must be a new world record by any chance.

Thanks for the Classic Photo’s Andrew. Marvellous Job from Andrew.

David.

Wow!

Most impressive indeed. How do the people in the first photo get down again, other than “rapidly and painfully”?

Phil

That’s actually interesting to watch because when they all get down they’re really relaxed about it. Mark dismounts gracefully, the kid on top climbs down using Mark’s arm for support and his wife and younger child get off to the side.

I mentioned it last week, but Mark also did a handstand on a rail surrounding a netball court.

Andrew

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it appears that BOTH riders in #2 are BAREFOOT?

Yep, I reckon if you’e got nice smoothish plastic pedals, barefoot is definately the best way to go for freestyle. You get a really good feel for what you’re doing.

Andrew

Not great for MUni though

i’m not sure that barefoot gliding would be fun…

That picture is actually a screen-shot from the Matrix: Reloaded.
Neo acquires incredible still and hand standing capabilities.

:astonished:

… No words … still no words … stilltill no words …

Wooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww ! :thinking:

#1 - wow, that unicycle seats more people than my car.

#1 & #2 - I tried riding barefoot in the grass once. It hurt. Was that because of my beginner tendency (at that time) to stomp down on both pedals too hard? Or because of the grass’s added rolling resistance requiring a lot of force to get moving? Or maybe I just have wimpy feet. (no, there were no pedal pins – they were the solid plastic non-marking freestyle kind)

Hold on a minute… Okay, I’m back. Just tried it again. It hurts if I put the pedal under the arch of my foot. But if I use the front (the ball?) of my foot, it doesn’t hurt as much. I must have very delicate feet.

Dave (uni57)

Re: Two great photos…

uni57 writes:
>#1 & #2 - I tried riding barefoot in the grass once. It hurt. Was that
>because of my beginner tendency (at that time) to stomp down on both
>pedals too hard? Or because of the grass’s added rolling resistance
>requiring a lot of force to get moving? Or maybe I just have wimpy
>feet. (no, there were no pedal pins – they were the solid plastic
>non-marking freestyle kind)
>
>Hold on a minute… Okay, I’m back. Just tried it again. It hurts if
>I put the pedal under the arch of my foot. But if I use the front (the
>ball?) of my foot, it doesn’t hurt as much. I must have very delicate
>feet.
You have wimpy feet, Dave. But to ride comfortably barefoot, it’s best to
use those awful Schwinn pedals that are totally flat, providing no
friction whatsoever in the rain. Now you know that those pedals were
really meant for.

YAD

Maybe this barefoot lark is an Australian thing - Simon Wells, another excellent Strine freestyler, rides (and glides) barefoot, too.

For anything that doesn’t require hopping, I prefer barefoot riding on my metal pinned pedals which are nicely rounded and don’t hurt anymore. You should try it out. I was skeptical at first, but Simon converted me.

Andrew