Uni Photo in bike

I posted the photo from bike magazine on my website. if you’re interested in
checking it out go to:

http://home.earthlink.net/~dmhopkins/bikemag.html

enjoy daniel

Re: Uni Photo in bike

>I posted the photo from bike magazine on my website. if you’re interested in
>checking it out go to:

>http://home.earthlink.net/~dmhopkins/bikemag.html

John Foss here, writing from Jacquie’s.

Thanks for posting, Dan, hope the copyright police don’t get you. Jacquie and I
went to a store and looked at the (July?) issue of BIKE. Now everyone can see
the picture, and here are a few details you might not be able to make out in
Dan’s version.

I do not recognize the rider. Unfortunately there seems to be no photo credit or
other information. The guy is probably not Russian (or at least not in Russia)
because he appears to be riding a Schwinn (20", new kind). He’s wearing gloves,
which means he’s serious about those nasty rocks he’s riding on. Also, the
camera is obviously tilted to increase the appearance of angle, but it’s
impossible to tell just how tilted. He’s definitely riding downhill though.

So who and where is he? I’m curious to know.

BTW, bears don’t ride unicycles (legs too short, among other things), and
performers don’t run away from the Soviet Circus. In the past, Soviet circus
performers enjoyed a high place in society, similar to members of the ballet or
symphony. More recently though, there has been an exodus of circus people to the
West, where circus is generally less developed and the pay is a lot higher!

Stay on top, John and Jacquie, off to Hawaii tomorrow – see ya!

Re: Uni Photo in bike

Mark Wiggins wrote:
>hartmame wrote:
>> I don’t know it maybe a guy falling off a unicycle on flat ground.
>
>That’s what I reckon too. Either that or those hills in the background are
>pointing in a very strange direction… :wink:

I think it’s neither falling nor riding downhill, but simply riding. Take a
graphics program, rotate the picture 45 degrees to the right and it looks quite
reasonable: that guy looks like riding (ok, it’s not a very gracious style but I
think that was supposed), the hills are horizontally and the clouds as well.

Regards, Wolfgang

RE: Uni Photo in bike

I agree. And the gloves are probably to protect his hands when he falls
backwards on to the rocks after the picture is snapped.

hugh

-----Original Message----- From: The Athertons [mailto:ecliptix@flash.net] Sent:
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Photo in bike

To be even more picky on this topic, I don’t think he’s even riding. If you
rotate it then look at his right foot, it is on the ground. So he’s just kinda
standing there with a uni under him. You don’t even need to rotate it to see it,
but it’s easier to see if you do.

  • J. Alan Atherton

Re: Uni Photo in bike

Hi,

I don’t really see what’s so unrealistic about this picture. It looks like he’s
riding down a talus slope which is something I have done a fair bit of and it
really isn’t very hard, as long as the fragments are small enough. With a big
enough slope, you can go quite fast for long distances without dismounting-
great fun!

-kris holm.

Quie77@aol.com wrote:
> >I posted the photo from bike magazine on my
> website.
> >if you’re interested in checking it out go to:
>
> >http://home.earthlink.net/~dmhopkins/bikemag.html
>
> John Foss here, writing from Jacquie’s.
>
> Thanks for posting, Dan, hope the copyright police don’t get you. Jacquie and
> I went to a store and looked at the (July?) issue of BIKE. Now everyone can
> see the picture, and here are a few details you might not be able to make out
> in Dan’s version.
>
> I do not recognize the rider. Unfortunately there seems to be no photo
> credit or other information. The guy is probably not Russian (or at least
> not in Russia) because he appears to be riding a Schwinn (20", new kind).
> He’s wearing gloves, which means he’s serious about those nasty rocks he’s
> riding on. Also, the camera is obviously tilted to increase the appearance
> of angle, but it’s impossible to tell just how tilted. He’s definitely
> riding downhill though.
>
> So who and where is he? I’m curious to know.
>
> BTW, bears don’t ride unicycles (legs too short, among other things), and
> performers don’t run away from the Soviet Circus. In the past, Soviet
> circus performers enjoyed a high place in society, similar to members of
> the ballet or symphony. More recently though, there has been an exodus of
> circus people to the West, where circus is generally less developed and the
> pay is a lot higher!
>
> Stay on top, John and Jacquie, off to Hawaii tomorrow – see ya!
>


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Re: Uni Photo in bike

I don’t know it maybe a guy falling off a unicycle on flat ground. Someone
should send them photos of Peck’s, Hopkin’s, and Holm’s monster off-road
specific unicycles along with those trail shots!

-Mary

Quie77@aol.com wrote in article <d74fc913.247e3c23@aol.com>…
> >I posted the photo from bike magazine on my website. if you’re interested in
> >checking it out go to:
>
> >http://home.earthlink.net/~dmhopkins/bikemag.html
>
> John Foss here, writing from Jacquie’s.
>
> Thanks for posting, Dan, hope the copyright police don’t get you. Jacquie
and
> I went to a store and looked at the (July?) issue of BIKE. Now everyone
can
> see the picture, and here are a few details you might not be able to make
out
> in Dan’s version.
>
> I do not recognize the rider. Unfortunately there seems to be no photo
credit
> or other information. The guy is probably not Russian (or at least not in

> Russia) because he appears to be riding a Schwinn (20", new kind). He’s
> wearing gloves, which means he’s serious about those nasty rocks he’s
riding
> on. Also, the camera is obviously tilted to increase the appearance of
angle,
> but it’s impossible to tell just how tilted. He’s definitely riding
downhill
> though.
>
> So who and where is he? I’m curious to know.
>
> BTW, bears don’t ride unicycles (legs too short, among other things), and

> performers don’t run away from the Soviet Circus. In the past, Soviet
circus
> performers enjoyed a high place in society, similar to members of the
ballet
> or symphony. More recently though, there has been an exodus of circus
people
> to the West, where circus is generally less developed and the pay is a
lot
> higher!
>
> Stay on top, John and Jacquie, off to Hawaii tomorrow – see ya!

Re: Uni Photo in bike

> I think it’s neither falling nor riding downhill, but simply riding. Take a
> graphics program, rotate the picture 45 degrees to the right and it looks
> quite reasonable: that guy looks like riding (ok, it’s not a very gracious
> style but I think that was supposed), the hills are horizontally and the
> clouds as well.
>
> Regards, Wolfgang

To be even more picky on this topic, I don’t think he’s even riding. If you
rotate it then look at his right foot, it is on the ground. So he’s just kinda
standing there with a uni under him. You don’t even need to rotate it to see it,
but it’s easier to see if you do.

  • J. Alan Atherton

Re: Uni Photo in bike

Its not so much that it isn’t possible, its that it isn’t you doing it. I can’t
believe that there are that many more unicyclists riding off-road out there.
Look at the caption, this is a joke. I just thought it would be cool to show
the editor/writers that people really are out on the trails doing what MTB’s do
only better.

-Mary

Kris Holm <danger_uni@yahoo.com> wrote in article
<19990528041218.7813.rocketmail@web904.mail.yahoo.com>…
> Hi,
>
> I don’t really see what’s so unrealistic about this picture. It looks like
> he’s riding down a talus slope which is something I have done a fair bit of
> and it really isn’t very hard, as long as the fragments are small enough. With
> a big enough slope, you can go quite fast for long distances without
> dismounting- great fun!
>
> -kris holm.

Re: Uni Photo in bike

Personally, I think that every photo in the magazine is fake EXCEPT for this
one, but I agree that it has been skewed. If you rotate it 90 degrees to the
right you will see it is obvious that he is actually riding UPHILL.

Re: Uni Photo in bike

hartmame wrote:
> I don’t know it maybe a guy falling off a unicycle on flat ground.

That’s what I reckon too. Either that or those hills in the background are
pointing in a very strange direction… :wink:

Regards, Mark.

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Re: Uni Photo in bike

It would be fun to do a parody of sorts on their magazine using cool photos of
unicycles in the woods. Uni comparisons of our high-end ATUs. It might be time
consuming to do but it would be fun.

Maybe we could all write letters to the editor and include photos of our
unicycles! They seem to publish most of the letters to the editor. : ) -Mary

Rick Bissell <rick@tridelta.com> wrote in article
<3..5.16.19990528085545.4777f462@pophost.tridelta.com>…
> Personally, I think that every photo in the magazine is fake EXCEPT for this
> one, but I agree that it has been skewed. If you rotate it 90
degrees
> to the right you will see it is obvious that he is actually riding
UPHILL.

Re: Uni Photo in bike

Looks like the sky is a little too full. He would have to riding on a very high
mountain to get that view. I think the camera is definitely tilted. But it is
still a good effect. joel

Mark Wiggins wrote:

> hartmame wrote:
> > I don’t know it maybe a guy falling off a unicycle on flat ground.
>
> That’s what I reckon too. Either that or those hills in the background are
> pointing in a very strange direction… :wink:
>
> Regards, Mark.
>
> –
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> the one-wheeled man is king. << ENGLAND. | O