"Unicycling From Beginner to Expert"

Hi folks! Jason Catan, of The National Circus Project here. Somebody asked about
unicycle books, and wanted to know if anyone had read Sebastian Hoehr’s book,
which is now being carried by Dube. Funny you should ask:

I went into Brian’s office in January. He looked up from his desk and said,
“Hey, you’re a unicycle guy!”. He then rummaged around and came up with a book
(guess which one…), and said he needed an opinion on it. Anyway, I took it
home and read it, and reccomended to Brian that he carry it.

I think Mr. Hoehr’s book is pretty good. It’s a translation from German, with
some resultant oddities, but on the whole I think it is comprehensive, and
provides good learning progressions. I mentioned to Brian that parts of the book
are almost TOO specific, such as the section on how to arrange the male
genitalia on your uni seat!

The book covers learning steps, and some more advanced riding. It also has
sections on specialty cycles (mainly giraffes), and a brief history section. I
think that this is now one of the better books out on the subject, but could
still be improved upon. My old workmate John Foss has long talked about
writing the definitive unicycle book - Hey Foss! Now would be a good time! How
about it? Let’s all offer John some encouragement. For my money, he should be
the one to do it.

So long for now. I’m off to perform in Pawtuckett, RI and Nanuet, NY next week.

Jason Catan The National Circus Project

Re: “Unicycling From Beginner to Expert”

CATANZ47@snycorva.cortland.edu wrote:
|>
|> I think Mr. Hoehr’s book is pretty good. It’s a translation from German, with
|> some resultant oddities, but on the whole I think it is comprehensive, an
I would very much like to get a copy of the book, including the German edition.
How do I go about it?

BTW, someone should make a list of ALL unicycle books in the world, if that’s
possible. In Japan we have three or four, I hear of one in Australia, and now
there is this German book. There are also booklets like on the ultimate wheel.
The FAQ list is not complete in this respect.

How about it Ken or Beirne? Will you maintain the list? We should also keep a
collection of the books themselves.

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Re: “Unicycling From Beginner to Expert”

Jason Catan <CATANZ47@snycorva.cortland.edu> (JC) writes:

JC> I mentioned to Brian that parts of the book are almost TOO specific, such as
JC> the section on how to arrange the male genitalia on your uni seat!

This is critical information to half of us and any existing solutions should
appear in any good beginning book on unicycling. I’m glad the author does not
share the rediculous taboos that seem to plague so many of us.

Re: “Unicycling From Beginner to Expert”

>
> CATANZ47@snycorva.cortland.edu wrote:
> |>
> |> I think Mr. Hoehr’s book is pretty good. It’s a translation from German,
> |> with some resultant oddities, but on the whole I think it is
> |> comprehensive, an
> I would very much like to get a copy of the book, including the German
> edition. How do I go about it?
>
> BTW, someone should make a list of ALL unicycle books in the world, if that’s
> possible. In Japan we have three or four, I hear of one in Australia, and now
> there is this German book. There are also booklets like on the ultimate wheel.
> The FAQ list is not complete in this respect.
>
> How about it Ken or Beirne? Will you maintain the list? We should also keep a
> collection of the books themselves.

I’ll be happy add any books I hear about to the FAQ. I plan to do so with the
German book, I’m just a bit behind on some things right now.

Beirne

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