> I was pondering the beverage selection and a stocky,
>Native-American-looking fellow sitting at a table with some buddies
>drinking a beer spoke up and “If you’re riding that, don’t take any of
>those!” (referring to the beers in the case) and laughed. I told him
>that I was completely exhausted and falling off anyway so that it
>wouldn’t matter what I drank.
I can’t recall whether this has come up before among our group, but I know
it did on the unicycle usenet group.
When I was in high school, I went to a friend’s house where 4 of us played
quarters. As it was my first time doing so, they made sure to point elbows
at me as often as possible. I ended up drinking about 3 liters of beer
(out of the 5 consumed that night). I am not sure how much alcohol that
would total, but probably a good amount. The game went on for an hour or
so. Afterwards, I rode the 8 blocks home with no difficulty, went right to
bed (after saying gnite to the mom) and woke uip the next day with no
difficulty (or headache). Since I have rarely drunk more than a sip of
booze at any one time since college, I haven’t replicated this experience,
but I’d guess that after a person has been riding for a number of years,
UUI (unicycling under the influence) can’t be to much different from
walking. Anyone else have a UUI experience?
Note for statisticians: I probably weighed 150 lbs back then. Those were
Co-founder, Unatics of NY
1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
@ Central Park Bandshell
1:30 start time after 11/1/01
There are 69 threads in which the word “drunk” appears, and 213 including “beer”. While some of these are surely unrelated (rootbeer, etc), I believe this subject has been address repeatedly, including the discussions about rider impairment (or lack there of), and weather or not speaking of these experiences with affection constatutes an endorsement of the practice. Several of the contributers on the subject have been in their teens.
The last prominent thread to address the subject was moved to the ‘just conversation’ forum by the admin, and sparked another round of speculation on breaking up the forum into catagories.
I think that a post pointing out that another post belongs in the meta-discussion discussion group should only appear either in the supermeta-discussion discussion group, or (ideally) in the addenda and reference section of the hardbacked version of the meta-discussion discussion group.
Be that as it may, my UUI story is more of a situation than a story. On one of my first night time Coker rides, I stopped at the Black Horse for a pint, then on my way back to the car, I diverted to the earl of Chesterfield Arms. Unwisely, I had a second pint, reasoning that pedalling a good 5 miles back to the car would sober me up, and furthermore that if I was that drunk, I wouldn’t be able to mount, and the 5 mile walk would clear my head.
I freemounted 1st time and set off down an unlit country lane. I was wearing a cheap head torch with only a feeble beam - enough to be seen, but not enough to see with.
Inevitably, I hit a bump, nealry UPD’d and swore loudly but briefly as I swerved across the road, and my feeble torch beam illuminated the terrified face of a pedestrian.
Picture this from the pedestrian’s point of view: at that time of night, on a deserted lane, it is almost certain he is walking back from the pub, and is a bit tiddly. He sees a strange orange light about 7 or 8 feet off the ground, swaying towards him silently. Suddenly, it lunges towards him and a disembodied voice from above shouts ‘F***!’ Then the vision passes without explanation. I imagine the bloke signed the pledge on his return home, and never touches a drop now.
“velarpinch” <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org…
> rhysling wrote:
> > *There are 69 threads in which the word “drunk” appears, and 213
> > including “beer”. While some of these are surely unrelated
> > (rootbeer, etc), I believe this subject has been address repeatedly,
> > including the discussions about rider impairment (or lack there of),
> > and weather or not speaking of these experiences with affection
> > constitutes an endorsement of the practice. Several of the
> > contributors on the subject have been in their teens.
> > The last prominent thread to address the subject was moved to the
> > ‘just conversation’ forum by the admin, and sparked another round of
> > speculation on breaking up the forum into categories.
> > -Christopher *
> Rhysling, I think your response belongs in the Meta-Discussion
> Discussion Group. Please use more discretion when posting.
Laughing Dr. Chocolate chocolate mint chocolate chip ice cream milkshake
through your nose REALLY hurts. Cut that out.
I unicycled to the State Fair just a few blocks from work. All the suits and
skirts mosey down out of the office buildings for lunch to get some of that
wholesome fair fare. As I passed a couple of skirts, one says to the other,
‘Dork.’ The other cut sultry eyes in my direction and said, ‘Ya? I gotta get
me some Dork, then.’
Hello, my name is Scott and I am chocoholic.
More evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence came to light yesterday evening with a sighting from Mr A. N. Other, returning to his home after dark.
“It was strange… this large, spinning disc just came out of the darkness… it had one glowing light that swayed about. It came near me, and said something in a strange alien language; I thought it was trying to make contact, but then it vanished.”
The sighting remains to be confirmed, but local UFO experts are said to be very excited at the event.