The Low-Down on our visit…
Thanks John, we greatly enjoyed our visit too. My 11 year old is busy riding her new 20" Torker through the Kitchen and Living Room right now. It really is a great looking Unicycle, and what an awesome deal for the $$'s spent.
John was a fantastic host. He, his son Sawyer, and Russell (plus Russell’s father) put on a great show for us. They were riding high and riding low, hopping up through the landscaping, doing flying jumps over helments on the pavement and tons more. They are great riders.
John also MADE ME ride every unicycle in the place. He didn’t have to twist my arm too hard though. Let me see, first I rode the Coker (Wow, what a big heavy wheel, but that Uni could end up being tons of fun). Second, I rode a 43" Big Wheel with a solid and skinny tire (can anyone say FAST). Then I rode a 20" Kris Holm Trials uni (very nice but I am not used to a 20" wheel, BUT, I could learn). Next was a 5’ giraffe. Then I got to ride a mini-wheel giraffe (that was really odd, but tons of fun too, I asked them to hum circus music as I rode that one). Let me see, next was my favorite, the 24" Kris Holm’s Muni (to bad my wife was with us, or I might have come home with that ride, so so very nice). The KH 24" was an awesome orange color and oh, that big tire. I could actually jump for the first time ever. I would say I got at least 2 or 3 feet in the air (OK, it was more like 2 or 3 inches, but that sure beats 1/2" on my stock 24" Schwinn.
By this time I was sweating like Big John Tate so we went in and took a tour of the warehouse/shop. I have never seen so many unicycles in my whole life. They really check these unis out to make sure we get the exact product we order, with all the parts we order with them.
After this little break, John took us out back and let me ride a Tommy Miller 35" solid wheel uni (I really enjoyed it), then a Mr. Wheelman (like the old bicycles of old, with the huge front wheel and the tiny back wheel (that is really some ride too). Then he brought out several tiny wheel bicycles (between 3" and 5" wheels) for us to all try. My girls loved riding on these bikes. Last, he brought out some Super Wonder Wheel (not sure that is the right name, but it was a unicycle rear and bicycle front). The front wheel was independent to turn any direction, as was the rear wheel. It was a handful to ride. I would like to have a few days on this “bike”, it would be great fun.
I am sure I missed telling you about several of the unicycles John allowed me to ride. Again, he is a great host. BTW, while my family and I were having a ball test riding all the unis, John had Jordan install my new cotter pins and a new S7 tire on my unicycle. Talk about great service!
John also has some great pictures and posters all around the walls of Unicycle.com. We ended up heading home with a great poster of Kris Holm riding down a huge boulder. Everyone who doesn’t have one of these should order one, today!
Tomorrow is reality day. I am off to work again. But today, it was a day of which dreams are made. My girls and I will not soon forget John, Russell, Sawyer, Jordan or Amy at UNICYCLE.COM! You guys are Great!!! --chirokid–
PS: Keep my name on one of those KH24"er’s, but don’t let my wife know… LOL :d