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  • UniMyra
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    Originally posted by ruari View Post
    Not sure how often you are on Twitter UniMyra but I am gonna guess this is about you.
    No, not me. I was 250 km away from Oslo on the date in question.

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  • Setonix
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    Originally posted by Sanne.Kj View Post
    "Ethjuler" in Danish? I don't agree. Normally it is either "ethjulet cykel" or "unicykel". Or just "cykel" if you are together with other unicyclists

    ("Cykel" = bicycle in English. In Danish the cycle-part probably is more relevant than the bi-/uni-part.)

    Best regards,
    Sanne
    mhm My danish colleagues in Århus talk about ethjulere. They don't ride and just laugh at me.

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  • ruari
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    Not sure how often you are on Twitter UniMyra but I am gonna guess this is about you.

    The poster seems to suspect as much as well.

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  • Sanne.Kj
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    Originally posted by Setonix View Post
    På dansk er det enkelt. Det er blot en ethjuler. Ikke noget med cykkel.
    "Ethjuler" in Danish? I don't agree. Normally it is either "ethjulet cykel" or "unicykel". Or just "cykel" if you are together with other unicyclists

    ("Cykel" = bicycle in English. In Danish the cycle-part probably is more relevant than the bi-/uni-part.)

    Best regards,
    Sanne

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  • ruari
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    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    The Uni Racer Rally in Rundetaarn is still going on. Here is a video from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fKjcUHesb4
    Interesting how few of the young kids hold their seat going uphill. I see the older ones do.

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  • Setonix
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    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    As for the term "etthjulssykkel" vs "enhjulssykkel". We use both, and I'm not sure which is more correct. "Ett" and "en" means the same: one. We say "ett hjul" (one wheel) but "en sykkel" (one bike). So does "ett/en" (one) refer to the wheel (hjul) or to the bike (sykkel). Not sure.
    På dansk er det enkelt. Det er blot en ethjuler. Ikke noget med cykkel.
    Anyways does UniMyra mean something like Unicycle Ant? Is a "myr" not an ant? Now that I read ur article in Norwegian, I started wondering

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  • UniMyra
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    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    Is he still doing that? That's a long legacy! It was fairly new in 1983. He took me to the Rundtarn (Round Tower) one evening. This was in November, and the place was open, but little or no people in there after dark. I got to do the ride up and then back down. Very bumpy and steep in the top part, especially coming down, which is on the inside part of the spiral!
    The Uni Racer Rally in Rundetaarn is still going on. Here is a video from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fKjcUHesb4

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  • Quax1974
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    Great article and picture!

    And the unicycle race in the tower sounds awesome!, it is even mentioned on Wikipedia

    And look what I found:
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    Last edited by Quax1974; 2019-06-27, 06:46 AM.

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  • johnfoss
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    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    It's the guy that arranges the yearly costume unicycle race up an old tower in Copenhagen. I've been wanting to take the kids there.
    Is he still doing that? That's a long legacy! It was fairly new in 1983. He took me to the Rundtarn (Round Tower) one evening. This was in November, and the place was open, but little or no people in there after dark. I got to do the ride up and then back down. Very bumpy and steep in the top part, especially coming down, which is on the inside part of the spiral!

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  • UniMyra
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    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    When I visited Copenhagen in 1983 I visited Jean Ascher (Cirkus Changhigh).
    I knew I'd heard that name before, and I just remembered. It's the guy that arranges the yearly costume unicycle race up an old tower in Copenhagen. I've been wanting to take the kids there.

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  • ruari
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    Originally posted by ruari View Post
    EDIT: I put a poll on Twitter because I have quite a few Norwegian native speakers following me.
    Results are:

    26 Votes

    65% enhjulssykkel
    8% etthjulssykkel
    27% enhjuling

    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    I say "enhjulssykkel" or the short term "enhjuling". Maybe we're influenced by Sweden. As a kid I used the other term "etthjulssykkel".
    You seem to align nicely with the others who voted and my results from a finn.no search. I will stick with enhjulssykkel then I guess.

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  • UniMyra
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    Originally posted by pierrox View Post
    Yay, that photo is great, that's a real big smile, like you only get on one wheel!
    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    Yes, I love the photo too!
    Originally posted by ruari View Post
    P.S. Do you have any rights to that picture of yourself? Because if you do you should reuse it wherever possible online. It's a good one.
    I think the photo came out great too. With all the rain we've had the forrest is very green an fresh. The photographer wanted the unicycle from the side which makes sense, but leaning at that angle with the brake engaged is kind of unatural. I would never have thought of it myself, but it looks cool. I don't have any rights to the photo, but maybe I can use it in a non comercial way if I credit the photographer?

    Originally posted by ruari View Post
    Let's phrase it another way then. Rather than which is more correct, which do you generally use when describing your interest to others?
    I say "enhjulssykkel" or the short term "enhjuling". Maybe we're influenced by Sweden. As a kid I used the other term "etthjulssykkel".

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  • ruari
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    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    As for the term "etthjulssykkel" vs "enhjulssykkel". We use both, and I'm not sure which is more correct.
    Let's phrase it another way then. Rather than which is more correct, which do you generally use when describing your interest to others?

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  • ruari
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    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    Google Translate says: "The world's best way to come if you're not going anywhere". To me that sounds a bit weird. But otherwise Ruari is right, Google will tell you what the article says.
    Yeah I guess I didn't really think about how it handled the title. But apart from that, Google Translate didn't do a terrible job (this time). Certainly people would get the idea.

    P.S. Do you have any rights to that picture of yourself? Because if you do you should reuse it wherever possible online. It's a good one.

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  • UniMyra
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    Originally posted by ruari View Post
    I saw a short article about UniMyra in an online Norwegian newspaper. It is only in Norwegian but Google translate doesn't do a terrible job if any non-Norwegian speaker wants to check it out.

    Congrats UniMyra on increasing the awareness of our sport among the Norwegian population!
    Haha, thanks! Ruari doesn't miss anything! I didn't know it was published on line allready. It will be in this friday's paper edition of D2, which is a glossy big sized magazine that follows Norway's biggest(?) financial newspaper once a week.

    The headline says "The world's best mean of transportation if you're not going anywhere". I thougt of that ahead of the interview, and decided to try to get it in there if I got the chance. Google Translate says: "The world's best way to come if you're not going anywhere". To me that sounds a bit weird. But otherwise Ruari is right, Google will tell you what the article says.

    As for the term "etthjulssykkel" vs "enhjulssykkel". We use both, and I'm not sure which is more correct. "Ett" and "en" means the same: one. We say "ett hjul" (one wheel) but "en sykkel" (one bike). So does "ett/en" (one) refer to the wheel (hjul) or to the bike (sykkel). Not sure.

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