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  • Ping Finland

    All Finnish unicyclists please reply!

    I'm 17, and I'm from Nokia. I started unicycling this summer. During summer I can be spotted riding around the city practicing new skills. Where are you from? What unicycles do you own? What kind of uniing are you particularily interested in? Since when have you been riding? Where do you usually ride?

    And just to make this thread a bit more interesting, let's count the unicyclists and unicycles in Finland!

    My data:
    1x Torker unistar LX 24"
    Unicycles: 1
    Unicyclists: 1



    klaym, unicyclist noob

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    Re: Ping Finland

    Originally posted by klaym
    All Finnish unicyclists please reply!

    I'm 17, and I'm from Nokia. I started unicycling this summer. During summer I can be spotted riding around the city practicing new skills. Where are you from? What unicycles do you own? What kind of uniing are you particularily interested in? Since when have you been riding? Where do you usually ride?

    And just to make this thread a bit more interesting, let's count the unicyclists and unicycles in Finland!

    My data:
    1x Torker unistar LX 24"
    Unicycles: 1
    Unicyclists: 1



    klaym, unicyclist noob
    Klaym,

    Welcome to the unicyclist newsgroup. There are a few Finnish unicyclists here who I'm sure will respond to you.

    However, I must say that I don't believe you're from Finland. Your name does not include any instance of identical adjacent vowels or "k"s. Where are you really from?

    Cheers,
    Raphael Lasar
    Matawan, NJ
    Raphael Lasar

    To Plotz is Human
    To Shvitz Divine

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    • #3
      Jjuggle,
      Nimimerkin alkuperä on 90-luvun pc-pelissä The Neverhood. Heitin sen joskus aikaa sitten ihan päästäni. Kun vuosien saatossa on tullut kirjoiteltua foorumeille ja ircissä tällä nimimerkillä, niin sitä vaan ei enää viitsi ruveta vaihtamaan. Jos kuitenkin vaihtaisin sen nyt niin varmaan valitsisin tilalle vähän järkevämmän suomenkielisen nimen pitkien vokaalien ja k-kirjainten kera . Mutta onhan tämä kuitenkin lyhyt ja 'ytimekäs', vaikkei mitään tarkoitakaan!


      That was a brief coverage of my nickname in my language. I hope that serves as a proof that I indeed am Finnish!


      klaym

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      • #4
        Ah, the girl you hear talking Finish in this movie will return to Finland next month. Drop me your mobile, and I pass it to her.
        unicycle.show
        unicycle.blog
        unicycle.builders
        +1 866 UNI-CYCL

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        • #5
          "joona" is from finland
          -Andrew Smit-

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          • #6
            I can say some things in Finnish. Klaym, do you understand this or is this not Finnish: "Mitten koira voi?" The Finnish people that tought me this said that it ment "how is the dog" or something like that. I think that I can say "best before ham sandwich" too, but I have no clue about how I shall spell it. Maybe like this: "Parrasta ennen kinke voy"
            Don't ask me why they taught me to say these crazy things, but I can talk about dogs in many different languages you know. Unfortunately I can't talk about ham sandwiches in many languages...
            Do you speak Swedish? The Finnish people that I spoke to talked Swedish and I have heard that a lot of Finnish people can speak a little bit of Swedish.
            And oh, I forgot something: Yxi, kaxi, kolme! I think that's "one, two, three"
            Never let your fears stand in the way of your dreams

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            • #7
              I can do my unicycle act in Finish. I once did. That was fun.
              Halouaisitko kavjha?
              sokeri?
              makel tusaine?
              maita pueva?
              lusika?
              Just the simple things, but the effect is great.
              Since Linda always talks Finish with Varda, I pick up things of that as well. She sais I sound like someone with a japanese accent.
              unicycle.show
              unicycle.blog
              unicycle.builders
              +1 866 UNI-CYCL

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              • #8
                heheh. Leo and Orange: that's pretty good! All your sentences are understandable and fine excluding the minor spelling mistakes.

                Orange: Yes swedish is the second main language here. It is being taught in our schools as compulsary. I'm not a good swedish-speaker, but I know some. Jag har en enhjuling i köket = I have a unicycle in the kitchen (I guess?!) ;D

                and btw, "Parrasta ennen kinke voy" is correctly spelled "Parasta ennen kinkkuvoileipä" Kinkku = ham, voi = butter, leipä = bread.

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                • #9
                  Here we are. http://www.unicycling.org/roster/

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                  • #10
                    If you are from Nokia, why don't you have a big ole MUni with a Gazz tire? Or is that the wron place I'm thinking of?
                    OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE

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                    • #11
                      what's finland like? is it very cold?

                      even though i'm only 15 i'm trying to think of places i want to visit and maybe live when i' older on my list is:

                      Switzerland
                      Finland
                      Scotland
                      Austria
                      Some unicycles can give nasty pedal bites.....i still have the scars to prove it

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                      • #12
                        BWAHAHHAAAA!! He's back, and his even bigger than before (152lbs). WHOOO!!

                        Well, you alreay e-mailed me but still, welcome to the forums.

                        Treepotato, in winter it's quite cold around here, but in summer it's usually nice and warm. This summer it has been raining a hell of a lot. I don't like rain too much. But still, if you come here, come during winter. Cold = Snow = Fun
                        You are my friend...

                        165 lbs. I'm not going to stop eating yet... I'll be a big boy soon

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                        • #13
                          Yes, Nokian tyres originate from the city of Nokia, as does the telephone company. Tyres are still being produced here but telephones are nowadays made in... Taiwan? I don't know. And yes, someday I'll have a muni with a 3" Gazz on it Preferably before winter arrives!

                          Treepotato: The thing I like here in Finland is that all seasons are very different and versatile. The summer is usually very warm (This has been a lousy summer though, as Joona replied before but for a few days now it has been very warm and sunny, over 25 celsius in the shadow) and the winter is usually very cold, reaching to up to -25 celsius or more. In the summer finns go to saunas and go swim in the thousands of lakes we have here. In the winter we get a lot of snow. In Lapland the amount of snow on the ground is often measured in meters! That would make one extreme mUni ride ;D

                          edit: thanks Joona!
                          Last edited by klaym; 2004-07-23, 07:26 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Have a convention

                            Quick, before unicycling becomes the big popular fad it is in the USA, have the Finnish Unicycling convention (and require medal winners to be Finnish). Than get entered into the Guiness Record Book for winning ALL the medals at the convention!

                            What else do you do besides unicycle?

                            What is a popular Finnish treat to eat?

                            Do Finns like Americans?
                            While you and I are having our cake-and-ice-cream party, the others are having a drink-the-blood-of-the-poor party in the back room. --[QUOTE=maestro8;1433130]

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                            • #15
                              BillyTheMountain:
                              1. Hehe!

                              2. Besides uniing I do some jogging, ircing (in quakenet by the nick klaym), and in the winter I sometimes go downhillskiing with blades. I don't consider myself a very 'sporty' kind of type though as 70% of my spare time goes on IRC and on the computer.

                              3. In the summer people grill sausages. A 'traditional' kind of meal in Finland is like, meatballs and potatoes, lasagne or macaroni, etc.

                              4. Well.. Finns make jokes about Swedes, but they are considered quite nice people anyway. Germans and Russians aren't much liked. America is so far away that I don't think there is a strong opinion of Americans in general here. Bush and his politics are commonly not liked though (as I believe is the case in many countries)

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