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  • #16
    There were some photos posted recently of one of our contributors walking their dog while riding a giraffe.
    Triton 36" + 29" | KH 29" | KH 26" | KH 27.5" Muni | Nimbus eSport Race 24" | Torker LX 24" | Qu-Ax Luxus 20" | Qu-Ax Profi 20" | KH / Impact 19" hybrid

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    • #17
      Originally posted by OneTrackMind View Post
      There were some photos posted recently of one of our contributors walking their dog while riding a giraffe.
      One of them was posted on fb in September and is on my candidates list since then.

      I'm still pondering if 'walking' their dog is the right word here.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Gockie View Post
        I dislike how this site has maximum photo sizes.....
        Couple of reasons for that. The one that's most noticeable for us users, is that if someone posts a photo at the full size from his camera, for example, it blows out the page width of that whole page in the thread, and you have to scroll around the image to actually see it. The other reason is bandwidth; on threads like these with lots of pictures, giant images can really slow things down.

        For Klaas, the idea is to send your full-res images directly to him.
        Originally posted by Setonix View Post
        But uhm I kinda got stuck at the photo in the calendar from March 2019 with the 2 girls with red dresses on the freestyle unis. I really like it. Maybe I should hang it on its own...
        If you'd like a full-sized digital copy I can arrange that.
        Originally posted by Klaas Bil View Post
        I'm still pondering if 'walking' their dog is the right word here.
        The dog is walking, right?

        I've got a selection of pictures pulled for 2019; I just have to clean them up. Looks like I pulled 35 or so, but those will be culled before I send them out...
        John Foss
        www.unicycling.com

        "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
          For Klaas, the idea is to send your full-res images directly to him.
          This is at a later stage. For now, post images just in this thread so all of us can enjoy them. (See the first sentence of my original post.) For that purpose, and also for selecting calendar pictures the 800 px size limit is good enough. I will contact owners of the selected pictures for a full-res version.
          Tholub usually (also now, post #5 in this thread) conveniently posts a 800 px picture, and links it to the appropriate flickr album where a high resolution version can be downloaded. Best of all worlds.

          Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
          The dog is walking, right?
          Oh well, maybe the dog is walking Leo, but Leo would be 'riding' the dog. Somehow that doesn't sound right though.

          Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
          I've got a selection of pictures pulled for 2019; I just have to clean them up. Looks like I pulled 35 or so, but those will be culled before I send them out...
          Patiently awaiting your pulling and culling process...

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          • #20
            Okay, I've got 31 contenders. I will reproduce some in this thread, but you can see them all here:
            https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h6abt0g52...wIm2BHWAa?dl=0

            Each filename starts with a 2-digit number. Here are the captions by number:
            01: Ironic sign outside a bike shop in Folsom, CA
            02 - 05: California Winter Muni at Rockville Hills Park, January 27
            02: Jason Little, Ashley Foster, Tom Holub and Bevan Gerber-Siff
            03: Ashley Foster heading down a wonderful switchback with gnarly corners
            04: Jason Little, creator of the Sacramento Unicycle Club/Meetup group
            05: John Foss with some colorful manzanita
            06: That's a map of Folsom, California bike paths. Those are all bike paths or bike lanes!
            07: Another funny sign, this one along the American River Bike Path, in Folsom. That's not a road either.
            08 and 09: Culvert Trail, Auburn, CA. This was the first ride at the world's first Muni Weekend, in 1996. An older picture of this same spot is in the Kris Holm book, on page 167. If you compare to the book, you'll see the trail is completely different now.
            10: 45" Big Wheel and Jump bikes, downtown Sacramento
            11: This is not far from my house. I believe that sign is there because somebody recently drove through that fence, which is at a T intersection. You can see some of the old fence in the background. I tried to make my unicycle look drunk...
            12: I think they're trying to tell us something...
            13: John Foss riding on a disused railroad track near the El Dorado Bike Trail, in El Dorado County, CA (photo taken by Ashley Foster with John's camera)
            14 and 15: A quilt made from Beau Hoover's unicycling T-shirts. Lots of great memories there!
            16: Time to re-up this sticker on my car! The California sun will destroy everything, in time.
            17: 36er On The Rocks. This is next to a bike path in El Dorado Hills, CA
            18: Salmon Falls Trail, El Dorado Hills, CA. This was the second day's ride at the first-ever Muni Weekend.
            19 - 21: Cyclocross racing at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado (makers of Fat Tire Pale Ale). This was the first competition event of NAUCC (the North American Unicycling Convention and Championships).
            19: Starters in the Unlimited class, which is wheels over 29" or geared unicycles
            20: Richard Tharett of the Redford Township Unicycle Club, bouncing over the couch obstacle, on his way to winning that category
            21: Cyclocross riders come in many sizes! (names can be figured out if needed)
            23 - 30: X-Style competition at NAUCC. I think my favorite ones are 26 and 28
            31: Irene Genelin passing through the finish line in the Downhill race
            32: Sorting through unicycles and parts from the John Hooten collection; more than 25 years of accumulation while he taught the Boy Scouts of Troop 121 (now known in the unicycling world as Troopizi). He passed away suddenly in 2018 and I try to help carry on his legacy.
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            John Foss
            www.unicycling.com

            "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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            • #21
              Amazing collection of photos, thank you for sharing. You inspired me to browse through some photos on my phone.

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              • #22
                as usual...

                ...to many pics, to lazy to choose:

                https://photos.app.goo.gl/fPRFqddN2fjtG7ZK9
                If everything's under control, you're going too slow

                I trust in those:

                Triton

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by OneTrackMind View Post
                  There were some photos posted recently of one of our contributors walking their dog while riding a giraffe.
                  Here it is from the Your Latest Ride thread.

                  http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...ostcount=10777
                  Triton 36" + 29" | KH 29" | KH 26" | KH 27.5" Muni | Nimbus eSport Race 24" | Torker LX 24" | Qu-Ax Luxus 20" | Qu-Ax Profi 20" | KH / Impact 19" hybrid

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
                    Each filename starts with a 2-digit number. Here are the captions by number
                    The numbers and pictures don't match. For most, I can figure out what you mean. But for your favourites in the X-style, are they the two that you copied in your post?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by turtle View Post
                      ...to many pics, to lazy to choose:
                      As usual, spectacular! Mine pale by comparison. I hope to make it this year's running by having something different from anybody else, perhaps.
                      Originally posted by OneTrackMind View Post
                      Here it is from the Your Latest Ride thread.
                      Wow, not just any giraffe, looks like it's over 6'! I would caption that photo: "I think I need a longer leash, or a taller dog"
                      Originally posted by Klaas Bil View Post
                      The numbers and pictures don't match.
                      The numbers correspond to the set of pictures at the Dropbox link; you should be able to see the filenames. And yes on the X-style pictures.
                      John Foss
                      www.unicycling.com

                      "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
                        The numbers correspond to the set of pictures at the Dropbox link; you should be able to see the filenames.
                        Example: your caption list says:
                        "10: 45" Big Wheel and Jump bikes, downtown Sacramento", but I think this is meant to refer to the picture of which the Dropbox name starts with "11".
                        Also, there are 31 pictures in the Dropbox folder, but 32 captions - and so a 1 to 1 correspondence is not possible.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Klaas Bil View Post
                          Also, there are 31 pictures in the Dropbox folder, but 32 captions - and so a 1 to 1 correspondence is not possible.
                          BLAHT! I have to post a fixed list, but can't do right now. For the moment, note that #6 got missed in my captions, and is possibly the thing making everything else off by one? I'll have to check...
                          John Foss
                          www.unicycling.com

                          "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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                          • #28
                            CORRECTED LIST, to go with John Foss photos above. Also note that the remainder of the filename gives the date and time the photo was taken.

                            Full set here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h6abt0g52...wIm2BHWAa?dl=0

                            Each filename starts with a 2-digit number. Here are the captions by number:
                            01: Ironic sign outside a bike shop in Folsom, CA
                            02 - 05: California Winter Muni at Rockville Hills Park, January 27
                            02: Jason Little, Ashley Foster, Tom Holub and Bevan Gerber-Siff
                            03: Ashley Foster heading down a wonderful switchback with gnarly corners
                            04: Jason Little, creator of the Sacramento Unicycle Club/Meetup group
                            05: John Foss with some colorful manzanita
                            06: This is what the California sun does to bumperstickers in a year or two. Time to clean them off and put on some new ones!
                            07: That's a map of Folsom, California bike paths. Those are all bike paths or bike lanes! Also it's hard not to get mixed up on the Humbug/Willow Creek trails...
                            08: Another funny sign, this one along the American River Bike Path, in Folsom. That's the bike path, BTW, not a road.
                            09 and 10: Culvert Trail, Auburn, CA. This trail was part of the first ride at the world's first Muni Weekend, in 1996. An older picture of this same spot is in the Kris Holm book, on page 167. If you compare to the book, you'll see the trail is completely different now.
                            11: 45" Big Wheel and Jump bikes, downtown Sacramento
                            12: This is not far from my house. I believe that sign is there because somebody recently drove through that fence, which is at a T intersection. You can see some of the old fence in the background. I tried to make my unicycle look drunk...
                            13: Up the road from the previous picture -- I think they're trying to tell us something...
                            14: John Foss riding on a disused railroad track near the El Dorado Bike Trail, in El Dorado County, CA (photo taken by Ashley Foster with John's camera)
                            15 and 16: A quilt made from Beau Hoover's unicycling T-shirts. Lots of great memories there, and these two don't show them all!
                            17: 36er On The Rocks. This is next to a bike path in El Dorado Hills, CA
                            18: Salmon Falls Trail, El Dorado Hills, CA. This was the second day's ride at the first-ever Muni Weekend.
                            19 - 21: Cyclocross racing at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado (makers of Fat Tire Pale Ale). This was the first competition event of NAUCC (the North American Unicycling Convention and Championships).
                            19: Start of the Unlimited class race; wheels over 29" or geared unicycles
                            20: Richard Tharett of the Redford Township Unicycle Club, leaping over the couch obstacle, on his way to winning that category
                            21: Cyclocross riders come in many sizes! (names can be figured out if needed)
                            22 - 29: X-Style competition at NAUCC. I think my favorite ones are 26 and 27
                            30: Irene Genelin passing through the finish line in the Downhill race
                            31: Sorting through unicycles and parts from the John Hooten collection; more than 25 years of accumulation while he taught the Boy Scouts of Troop 121 (now known in the unicycling world as Troopizi). He passed away suddenly in 2018 and I try to help carry on his legacy.

                            Sorry about the mess.
                            John Foss
                            www.unicycling.com

                            "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by OneTrackMind View Post
                              There were some photos posted recently of one of our contributors walking their dog while riding a giraffe.
                              Sounds like you meant me, but otherwise from the replies I'll take it as a nice compliment to be mentioned in this thread.


                              This was taken during practice:



                              This was taken while having time left during recordings, and just shooting unplanned extra footage:




                              I'd assume the 2nd one will be in favor. It was shot in the provence Zeeland,
                              so has the elements sea, land and air/wind in a super-coincidence non-arranged composition of strong lines.

                              The video can be found on Vimeo here.
                              The YouTube post triggered a keyword alert at a local journalist, resulting in an interview (in Dutch).
                              The dog's website is at alila.dog, and her instagram is @alila.dog (both have nice non-unicycle dog-pics - IMHO).
                              The picture (and video) can be downloaded at https://unicycle.show/stuff/zeelandbrug/

                              Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
                              Wow, not just any giraffe, looks like it's over 6'! I would caption that photo: "I think I need a longer leash, or a taller dog"
                              Close to 220 cm, so about 7⅓' - on top of the bridge that was scary, yes. But I expected it worse with trucks passing with 80 km/h on just centimeters divided.
                              And nowhere support for mounting, so I was depending on the drone-pilot and my driver.


                              Anyway, my picks from previous posted pictures - trying to balance the different unicycle diciplines for as far as possible.

                              Yes, only for the jerseys it's a valid nomination:








                              Don't take the arm-pit version / use the one with more face:


                              From Turtle:
                              unicycle.show
                              unicycle.blog
                              unicycle.builders
                              +1 866 UNI-CYCL

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                              • #30
                                This year I went on a sailing trip from Scotland to Northern Ireland with Jogi and Elke (from Ride Triton). Of course we didnīt just stayed on the boot we also discovered the mountains on the island with our munis. This picture was taken above the Gulf of Corryvreckan on Scarba, where you can view the strong tidal race for that this Gulf is famous for.
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