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  • am i thick?

    hi all you unicycle guys and garls!

    I'm pritty new to the forum; I just started browsing around during the summer hols! (I use the gallery and other stuff quite a bit).

    Please could some one explain some of the abbreviations used (e.g. UPD, etc) Its really bugging me!

    That’s all for now!
    VoodooUnicycles.Com - Extreme Unicycle Display Team

  • #2
    UPD is short for UnPlanned Dismount
    read fall

    this reminds me of something i've been meaning to ask
    can we start a collection of unicycling slang terms?
    i recently came across a page containing a myriad of really freaky mountain biking terms
    it made for some fun reading and i figured we have more than enought uniquely unicycling experiences to start our own list
    we need, for example, a word to describe the feeling that u've been sitting in that saddle for about 10 minutes too long
    or one for the kind of fall where your momentum carries you thru a pretty impressive looking front roll

    suggestions?
    Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
    If I'm Murdered, Don't Execute My Killer.
    harper
    MikeFule Seager BluntRM
    NAMASTE!
    Dave

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    • #3
      "e.g." is an abbreviation of the Latin exempli gratia, and it means "for example".

      "UPD" is an acronym for (the) "Unalakleet, Uniontown, or Utica Fire Department"... but on this forum, it usually means "UnPlanned Dismount".

      "etc." is another abbreviation from Latin et cetera, "and the others", or more popularly, "and so on".

      Personally, I make it a rule to plan every dismount, even if it's only a split-second before it happens to me, thereby eliminating all UPDs.

      I recommend this technique to all who want to improve their riding and bragging skills.


      DANG! I typed this post too slowly! (Or Gild has a faster connection!)
      http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/al...y_eye_ball.gif am the http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/al...lbun00/aac.gif in the Ointment.

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      • #4
        David Stone started a fairly extensive thread on this subject some time back... (or was that on making our terms more opaque and colourfull?).

        Ahh... here it is:

        X-Cycling, Dude.

        -Christopher
        "Jeeeezus! I can be misunderstood enough all by myself" -Uni57

        "Jesus would love you if he were real."
        -Catboy

        "Could someone please pass the brain soap?"
        -Jethro

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        • #5
          thanx
          i read the thread and have to agree that it must be a natural process
          my original request was for a list of existing terms, not the creation of them
          by the sound of it, it's gonna be one short list

          from that thread, this must be my fav

          "...When Harper inevitably becomes the cycling star he's bound to be, do we all want to be stuck saying "Non-Euclidean" for "Off-Road"? "



          Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
          If I'm Murdered, Don't Execute My Killer.
          harper
          MikeFule Seager BluntRM
          NAMASTE!
          Dave

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          • #6
            Skateboarding got a lot of its slang initially from surfing. Cycling lingo is pretty cross-over among the diverse "styles", I'd think, given the common factors (i.e.: rolling on the ground while more or less balanced on circular spok-ed thingies)... UNIcycling already has its own UNIque terminology, and I agree with the idea that it will (R)evolve more or less naturally. Certainly, this forum will be a driving force in this (R)evolution.

            A picture of pedals from another thread (I'd include the link, but http://www.brooklynmachineworks.com seems to be down at the moment) made me think that "shinburger" is an appropriate term for what pedals do to you. Could work as a noun, verb, adjective, or, well, no, I guess it's too long to be a good expletive.

            originally posted by Gild
            we need, for example, a word to describe the feeling that u've been sitting in that saddle for about 10 minutes too long
            How about "I've been Savaged!"... or, insert the torture instrument brand of your choice... (in the sentence, I mean!)
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            • #7
              "i've been savaged" is perfect, lol... (for various reasons)

              or in my case, i've been viscounted!

              i think the first, would make more sense for those not saddle-name-literate...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GILD
                "...When Harper inevitably becomes the cycling star he's bound to be, do we all want to be stuck saying "Non-Euclidean" for "Off-Road"? "
                I like that, Dave. I also like "transhighland multi-variable non-linear quasi-stable system translation." It rolls right off the tongue and off-road comes right to mind.
                -Greg Harper

                Nipples...do you ever have enough?

                Change is good. Bills are better.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sendhair
                  Skateboarding got a lot of its slang initially from surfing
                  That reminds me of a comment I got from a few skater friends I have "Killer Manual" as I rode by.

                  For thoes of you guys who dont skate a manual on a bike is basically a wheele, or balacing on the only 2 wheels on a skateboard.

                  I think we could probaly take a few skate terms and translate them to the Uni like:
                  Frontside: The frontside (we can go Cholate side) of the body is facing the obstacle

                  Backside: The backside (Vinilla Side) of the body is facing the obstacle (rail, legde, curb, wall, etc).

                  Drop-in: To enter a ramp

                  Fakie: A word used to signify the rider is going backwards while standing in his standard position (Although I have heard other defenitions of this aswell)

                  Tweak: To bend, contort, or otherwise move the body and Uni during a maneuver.
                  No one said it was gonna be easy and I'm not afraid to try, with the odds stacked up against me I will have to fight, One Life One Wheel got to do it right. H2O


                  -------MUNI MILITIA -------
                  One Wheeled Death Squad

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                  • #10
                    Re: am i thick?

                    Adams's Law: Everyone is an idiot at least some of the time.
                    --Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GILD
                      UPD is short for UnPlanned Dismount
                      read fall
                      Actually, a fall is quite different from a UPD. A UPD is a successful dismount (although perhaps awkward) necessitated by emergency or unexpected circumstances in which the rider lands on his/her feet with control of the unicycle and remains so by running if necessary. In a fall, the rider loses control of the unicycle and does not remain on his/her feet.
                      -Greg Harper

                      Nipples...do you ever have enough?

                      Change is good. Bills are better.

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                      • #12
                        Re: am i thick?

                        > Actually, a fall is quite different from a UPD. A UPD is a successful
                        > dismount (although perhaps awkward) necessitated by emergency or
                        > unexpected circumstances in which the rider lands on his/her feet with
                        > control of the unicycle and remains so by running if necessary. In a
                        > fall, the rider loses control of the unicycle and does not remain on
                        > his/her feet.


                        I wouldn't've considered keeping control of the unicycle a prerequisite.

                        I wonder what I'm doing then, if not UPDing. I generally land on my feet
                        and run a little, but keeping the unicycle is a coin-flip-like probability.


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                        • #13
                          Re: am i thick?

                          harper wrote:

                          > Actually, a fall is quite different from a UPD. A UPD is a successful
                          > dismount (although perhaps awkward) necessitated by emergency or
                          > unexpected circumstances in which the rider lands on his/her feet with
                          > control of the unicycle and remains so by running if necessary. In a
                          > fall, the rider loses control of the unicycle and does not remain on
                          > his/her feet.


                          Why? Surely if you fall then you have dismounted without planning to do
                          so. Therefore what argument can there be that this is not an unplanned
                          dismount?

                          (Unless you purposely fall, in which case it's obviously planned. But I
                          guess that doesn't happen too often.)
                          --
                          Nick Grey
                          Add 0112 before the "at" to e-mail me.

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                          • #14
                            Re: am i thick?

                            Nick Grey <nickgrey@farrand.net> wrote

                            > Why? Surely if you fall then you have dismounted without planning to do
                            > so. Therefore what argument can there be that this is not an unplanned
                            > dismount?


                            I'd tend to say a fall is where you suddenly find yourself on the ground
                            or flying through the air thinking "aargh, what happened?!". A UPD on the
                            other hand is when you're riding along and realise "uh-oh, I'm about to
                            fall off..." so jump off or control the fall instead.

                            And I consider myself an expert at falling off...

                            Phil, just me
                            --
                            "Cattle Prods solve most of life's little problems."




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                            • #15
                              RE: am i thick?

                              > Actually, a fall is quite different from a UPD. A UPD is a
                              > successful dismount (although perhaps awkward) necessitated
                              > by emergency or unexpected circumstances in which the rider
                              > lands on his/her feet with control of the unicycle and
                              > remains so by running if necessary.


                              That's not how I thought of UPD either. I thought of it as a politically
                              correct way to say "I fell off." UPD does not indicate the severity of the
                              dismount, other than that it was unplanned.

                              JF

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