Wow - I must be missing out here

"Once you know how to ride a unicycle, you are the life of every party, forever.

All you have to do is mention that you arrived on a unicycle, and the mystique of these Cycle Force Group one-wheelers will do the rest. Potential mates will admire your balance and poise. Rivals will seethe with humiliation, cowed by your superior courage."

Just advertising blurb, or is there really any truth to that?

You should pay attention to the fine print at the bottom of that page: “Product narratives are for entertainment purposes and frequently employ literary point of view; the narratives do not express Woot’s editorial opinion.”

I’ve gotten some good stuff from that site, and also some that just seemed like a good idea at the time. But it’s usually entertaining, and I’m glad that they’re paying writers to be creative like that.

My favorite part of that blurb: “Is there even a Tour de France for unicycles? Who knows? If anybody asks, just tell them whatever you want. You’re a unicyclist. You make your own reality now.”

There was a Tour de France-like unicycle event once, called Ride The Lobster. 35 teams of 3 riders + 1 support person rode 800 km around Nova Scotia in 2008. Many of those riders post/read here.

I’m not aware of a similar multi-day, international stage race like that taking place anywhere else before or since. But I hope there will be more!

"Once you know how to ride a unicycle, you are the life of every party, forever.
this has not happened.

Someone in the Woot discussion forum actually did mention Ride the Lobster, as a matter of fact. The Woot regulars can be a tough bunch and I thought they might really go off on this offer, but most were surprisingly positive.

So there’s who knows, maybe a couple hundred potential new unicycling buddies out there now.

Ah yes, Maestro8 posted on the Woot forum. I believe he rode Support in Ride The Lobster, for Team Smile. And they were the life of that party! :slight_smile:

Picture is of Maestro after the party, at the end of the 4th day of racing.

This is a great thread! :):):):slight_smile:

I must admit, I have also really enjoyed this thread!

Who knows? Who cares? I will tell them whatever I want. I’m a unicyclist. I make my own reality now!

OK, I’ve officially stolen that line.

Nice signature…

If you look up “chick magnet” in the dictionary, there’s a picture of someone riding a unicycle.

What dictionary?

Great picture! Those of us who weren’t there really missed out, from the looks of it.

It’s cool that you could recognize him by his Woot handle.

Yes, you missed out on RTL. And I only recognized his Wood handle because it’s the same as his handle. :slight_smile:

Here’s my own Ride The Lobster album.

John, thank you for sharing. You have some great shots. Looks like it was a heck of a good time.

That’s a cool pic with three red nightriders…