unicycling comments

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John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

> -----Original Message----- From: Kris Holm [mailto:kholm@eba.ca] Sent:
> Thursday, February 18, 1999 4:30 AM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
> unicycling comments
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Lately (Always?) I’ve been growing somewhat weary of the constant uncreative
> comments people make as I ride on the street (remarks that are generated as if
> the person was the first person ever to say, for example, "where’s your other
> wheel, heh, heh, heh").
>
> Anybody ever hear any truly creative comments by passers by?
>
> Kris.
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>
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Re the comment Tammy heard, “Look, its a unicorn!”

Now thats one I haven’t heard before! Not sure how I’d reply to that.

-Kris.


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Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
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RE: unicycling comments

> The closest a bystander has come to wit was with “Do a wheelie!”, but I’ve
> heard that more than once. The obvious retort is to hop a few times, but I’ve
> never cared enough to bother.

I say “It is a wheelie!”

I really should dig up my ancient list of snappy comebacks…

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John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

Re: unicycling comments

>Hi,
>
>Lately (Always?) I’ve been growing somewhat weary of the constant uncreative
>comments people make as I ride on the street (remarks that
are
>generated as if the person was the first person ever to say, for
example,
>“where’s your other wheel, heh, heh, heh”).
>
>Anybody ever hear any truly creative comments by passers by?

How about these?

“One word - WHY?” “I think you’re INSANE!” “You guys are HARD-CORE!” (We were
unicycling during a blizzard.) “I gotta get me one of those!” “Wanna race?”
(This from a biker.) “Pop a wheelie!” (We comply and jump for them.) “Do you
even own bikes?” “Look! It’s a unicorn!” (we get this from kids)

~Tammy http://members.tripod.com/~MarshT/


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RE: unicycling comments

“It’s better than uniwheat”

jf

> -----Original Message----- From: Kris Holm [mailto:kholm@eba.ca] Sent:
> Thursday, February 18, 1999 8:13 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
> unicycling comments
>
>
> Re the comment Tammy heard, “Look, its a unicorn!”
>
> Now thats one I haven’t heard before! Not sure how I’d reply to that.
>
> -Kris.
> _______________________________________________________
>
> Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
> Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver,
> B.C. V6E 4A6 Tel604) 685-0275 Fax604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca
>

RE: unicycling comments

After seeing the North Shore Extreme video, I wouldn’t use that one one the
local trail riders, they might not think it’s funny! :slight_smile:

jf

> -----Original Message----- From: Kris Holm [mailto:kholm@eba.ca] Sent:
> Thursday, February 18, 1999 8:36 PM To: Foss, JohnX
> Cc: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: RE: unicycling comments
>
>
>
> Or, "Do you have some sandpaper? If it’s that obvious I’d better rub it off
> before it turns into a bone spur"
>
> kh
>
> At 08:30 AM 2/18/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >“It’s better than uniwheat”
> >
> >jf
> >
> >> -----Original Message----- From: Kris Holm [mailto:kholm@eba.ca] Sent:
> >> Thursday, February 18, 1999 8:13 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
> >> unicycling comments
> >>
> >>
> >> Re the comment Tammy heard, “Look, its a unicorn!”
> >>
> >> Now thats one I haven’t heard before! Not sure how I’d
> reply to that.
> >>
> >> -Kris.
> >> _______________________________________________________
> >>
> >> Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants
> >> Ltd. Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver,
> >> B.C. V6E 4A6 Tel604) 685-0275 Fax604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca
> >>
> >>
> >
> _______________________________________________________
>
> Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
> Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver,
> B.C. V6E 4A6 Tel604) 685-0275 Fax604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca
>

Re: unicycling comments

When a biker asks “Wanna race?” I say sure but we have to race riding backwards.
So far I haven’t had any takers.

John john_childs@hotmail.com

>From: “Tammy Marsh” <dagobahyoda@hotmail.com>
>>Anybody ever hear any truly creative comments by passers by?
>
>How about these?
>
>“One word - WHY?” “I think you’re INSANE!” “You guys are HARD-CORE!” (We were
>unicycling during a blizzard.) “I gotta get me one of those!” “Wanna race?”
>(This from a biker.) “Pop a wheelie!” (We comply and jump for them.) "Do you
>even own bikes?" “Look! It’s a unicorn!” (we get this from kids)
>
>~Tammy http://members.tripod.com/~MarshT/


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RE: unicycling comments

A unicycle can easily beat a bike in a short race. I did a bike safety clinic
with a friend once. We raced across the gym. He had a high end road bike, I had
a uni (24?). I easily beat him, much to the surprise of the audience. A uni can
accelerate so much faster.

He also did a bit that biker don’t wear underwear under their bike shorts. SO of
course I had to take advantage of that. Want to know what unicyclists wear under
their bike shorts. To the hoops and hollers, I pulled mine down to reveal
another pair of bike shorts.

            -----Original Message----- From: John Childs
            [<a href="mailto:john_childs@hotmail.com">mailto:john_childs@hotmail.com</a>] Sent: Thursday, February 18,
            1999 2:17 PM To: dagobahyoda@hotmail.com
            Cc:     unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Re: unicycling
                    comments

            When a biker asks "Wanna race?" I say sure but we have to race
            riding backwards. So far I haven't had any takers.

            John john_childs@hotmail.com

>From: “Tammy Marsh” <dagobahyoda@hotmail.com>
>>Anybody ever hear any truly creative comments by passers
by?
>
>How about these?
>
>“One word - WHY?” “I think you’re INSANE!” "You guys are
>HARD-CORE!" (We were unicycling during a
blizzard.)
>“I gotta get me one of those!” “Wanna race?” (This from a
>biker.) “Pop a wheelie!” (We comply and jump for them.) "Do
>you even own bikes?" “Look! It’s a unicorn!” (we get this
>from kids)
>
>~Tammy http://members.tripod.com/~MarshT/

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RE: unicycling comments

> When a biker asks “Wanna race?” I say sure but we have to race riding
> backwards. So far I haven’t had any takers.
“Sure. Get your unicycle!”

> >“One word - WHY?”
“Two words - Be-cause!” )-o

> >“I think you’re INSANE!”
“I am. I thought I recognized you!”

> >“You guys are HARD-CORE!” (We were unicycling during a blizzard.)
“It’s better than soft-core.” (I’ve never used this, but figured I’d
answer 'em all)

> >“I gotta get me one of those!”
“Someday I’ll be able to afford one of those too (referring to their bike).”

> >“Wanna race?” (This from a biker.)
see above

> >“Pop a wheelie!” (We comply and jump for them.)
“It is a wheelie!”

> >“Do you even own bikes?”
“Yeah. I guess I’m ahead of you there.”

> >“Look! It’s a unicorn!” (we get this from kids)
“Right next to the pink elephants and under the black helicopters.”

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John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

RE: unicycling comments

Q. What happened to your other wheel?
R. Corporate downsizing.

RE: Unicycling Comments

> I Probaby would be possible to beat unicycle going backwards. Are Super Trick
> Cycles able to go backwards? If so, the could probably beat a uni.

I don’t know. A Super Trick Cycle is basically a unicycle with some extra parts
stuck on, which might slow it down in a race with a unicycle.

What’s really fun is to watch Roger Davies challenge mt. bikers to short uphill
races, and see him win! If the hill is short and not too steep, he can beat all
but the strongest riders. Of course he rides like a rabbit himself (he’s fast!).

jf

RE: unicycling comments

Or, “Do you have some sandpaper? If it’s that obvious I’d better rub it off
before it turns into a bone spur”

kh

At 08:30 AM 2/18/99 -0800, you wrote:
>“It’s better than uniwheat”
>
>jf
>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Kris Holm [mailto:kholm@eba.ca] Sent:
>> Thursday, February 18, 1999 8:13 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
>> unicycling comments
>>
>>
>> Re the comment Tammy heard, “Look, its a unicorn!”
>>
>> Now thats one I haven’t heard before! Not sure how I’d reply to that.
>>
>> -Kris.
>> _______________________________________________________
>>
>> Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
>> Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver,
>> B.C. V6E 4A6 Tel604) 685-0275 Fax604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca
>>
>>
>


Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
Tel:(604) 685-0275 Fax:(604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca

Re: Unicycling Comments

Foss, JohnX wrote:
>
> > When a biker asks “Wanna race?” I say sure but we have to race riding
> > backwards. So far I haven’t had any takers.
> “Sure. Get your unicycle!”

I Probaby would be possible to beat unicycle going backwards. Are Super Trick
Cycles able to go backwards? If so, the could probably beat a uni.

                                    Chris Cline MUni-Cow

RE: uphill unicycling

I also get a kick out of this. One of the areas I usually MUni at has a fairly
steep fire road that takes you up to the top of the trails. I’m usually faster
uphill than the average mountainbiker, which they always grumble about, not
realizing that unicyclers are actually at an advantage! (of course I don’t tell
them that either)

>What’s really fun is to watch Roger Davies challenge mt. bikers to short
>uphill races, and see him win! If the hill is short and not too steep, he can
>beat all but the strongest riders. Of course he rides like a rabbit himself
>(he’s fast!).
>
>jf
>


Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
Tel:(604) 685-0275 Fax:(604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca