Yet Another Mount

Here’s one invented by Corey Chandler (or, at least, he came up with it on his
own).He calls it the “Junior Free Mount”: The basic idea is to mount a regular
20" or 24" uni as if it were a giraffe. You stand behind the uni, put one foot
on the tire, then push off with the other foot, go over the top, land on the
seat, hit the pedals, and start moving.

Re: Yet Another Mount

According to Arthur Chandler:
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  • Here’s one invented by Corey Chandler (or, at least, he came up with it
  • on his own).He calls it the “Junior Free Mount”:
  • The basic idea is to mount a regular 20" or 24" uni as if it were a
  • giraffe. You stand behind the uni, put one foot on the tire, then push off
  • with the other foot, go over the top, land on the seat, hit the pedals, and
  • start moving.
  • I just the above mount and I had to try it and what better place to learn a
    new trick than in a computer lab. Since I had my 20" here at work tonight I
    moved a few chairs out of the way and went to it. After a few tries hanging on
    to the cabinet I tried it freehanded. A few attempts later I did it. It is a
    fun mount. I decided not to press my luck and quit after one completion. Doing
    the trick I had the pedals like a jump mount.

Andy B. Cotter CAE UW - Madison cotter@cae.wisc.edu Application Support

Re: Yet Another Mount

Corey and I both got a big kick out of your description about learning his
“junior free mount” in a computer lab. We fantasized: The president of UW is
bringing government bigwigs by the computer lab at UW. “Yes, gentlemen, we have
the most serious, the most efficient group of computer experts in the country
right here. Allow me to open this door for you, sir…”

> *
> * I just the above mount and I had to try it and what better place to learn a
> new trick than in a computer lab. Since I had my 20" here at work tonight I
> moved a few chairs out of the way and went to it. After a few tries hanging
> on to the cabinet I tried it freehanded. A few attempts later I did it. It
> is a fun mount. I decided not to press my luck and quit after one
> completion. Doing the trick I had the pedals like a jump mount.
>
> __________________________________________________________________________
> Andy B. Cotter CAE UW - Madison cotter@cae.wisc.edu Application Support

While searching for mounts, I dug this thing up. Did this mount die with the thread 11 years ago, or does anyone do it? It sounds kind of cool, although I don’t know if it would be much for show. It sounds fun enough that I think I’m going to try to learn it.

not at all
it got a new manager, changed it’s name to the Hop-Step-Jump-Mount, married a Kick-up and after his Suicide, is living happily ever after

:wink:

I think I understand how this mount looks, but a video would really help. BTW, I had no idea this group was that old. How old is it exactly?

Daniel

I agree that a video would be good. With a giraffe you have to step up to the pedal, but with a standard uni, you would be stepping down. In my mind it seems harder than mounting a giraffe.

This was among the earliest posts I found. Back in the day when it was only a mailing list. I haven’t seen anything older than '93, so I’m assuming that’s approximately when it started.

What sort of pedal position would the pedal you first step on to be in? My guess is 6oclock but then again I can’t mount a giraffe to save my life (Tony can vouch for that!).

Re: Yet Another Mount

On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 03:44:13 -0600, daino149 wrote:

>BTW, I had no idea this group was that old. How old is it
>exactly?

The first post to the mailing list is dated 19 January 1993, you can
find it at <http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/hypermail/0000.html>.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

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