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  • Hey, that's BoogieJuice's mate.
    Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
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    • A brief follow up with a bad headline.

      Unicyclist is wheely mad
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      14 May 2006
      People
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      (c) 2006 Mirror Group Ltd.
      A CHARITY unicyclist has hit out at police who warned him not to ride through a town centre.

      Pete Stewart got a Stop Form after an officer claimed he cycled along a pedestrianised street in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

      But Pete, 21, who is set to make a fundraiser ride for a hospice, "thought unicyclists were classed as pedestrians".

      A police spokesman wished him luck raising cash but said it was an "appropriate" warning.
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      • Mentions one of our own.

        EXTREME BICYCLE STUNT RIDER TEAM TO PERFORM IN DOWNTOWN MODESTO!
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        12 May 2006
        US Fed News
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        © Copyright 2006. Hindustan Times. All rights reserved.
        MODESTO, Calif., May 12 -- The city of Modesto issued the following news release:

        The FAMILY CYCLING FESTIVAL AND CRITERIUM returns for the 11th year to downtown Modesto on Saturday, May 20, for a full day of cycling fun in front of the Stanislaus County Courthouse on I Street between 11th & 12th Streets. The Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the Criterium runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

        The Festival includes all day FREE cycling entertainment for the whole family. This year the GIANT BICYCLES STUNT TEAM from Southern California will top the entertainment list. This team performs throughout the United States and is world renowned for their extreme spectacular, no stop, action packed bicycle stunt shows! Other entertainment includes: John Foss the Unicyclone, professional unicycle performer; "Cop" etition, competitions by police and other bicycle pros on skill and agility; and an Interactive Traffic Safety City. Ride your bicycle on streets closed to automobiles in downtown Modesto.

        Bicycle safety checks, bicycle licenses and bicycle safety information will be available. Take the challenge, and climb the rock wall, which is fun for all ages! Children's activities will include games, prizes, face painting, and much, much more. The NCNCA Modesto Criterium, promoted by Stanislaus/Merlock Velo, follows national cycling rules and permits. The children's beginner races run from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a $2 entry fee, and registration closes 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of each race. Parent or guardian must be present for child to participate in race; helmets are required.

        A police mountain bike race is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. The Criterium races begin and end at the corner of 13th and H Streets. Pro races run at various times throughout the day. For more Criterium details, contact Rick or P.J. Ciccarelli (209) 606 6414.

        For more information on the festival, contact Megan (209) 571 5193, email: mdistaso@modestogov.com or Nancy (209) 529 9303. Web information: www.modestogov.com/pwd/ride .
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        • Originally posted by GILD
          Hey, that's BoogieJuice's mate.
          Yeah it is, my sister was given a ticking off by the copper too.

          A letter's being written to our local MP about it and an independant witness who saw the copper being an arse has got in touch with us since.

          The copper, was so disrespectful and rude it ain't true...Hence Pete going to the local paper and the cop shop to make a fuss. Pete's been in ithe local rag 3 times in 3 weeks and will more than likely be in again next week.

          Macc's own rising star.
          ---unicycle for The Very Hungry Caterpillar---
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          • On His Way: Rumford native unicycling his way back to college.

            from Bangor Daily News, May 18, 2006.
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            • One-derful Weekend!

              from Scarborough Today, May 15, 2006
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              • Originally posted by JJuggle
                Said article:

                LIFESTYLE & ARTS

                On His Way: Rumford native unicycling his way back to college
                Thursday, May 18, 2006 - Bangor Daily News << Back

                If you're driving somewhere in New England this month and you see a guy on a gigantic unicycle, make sure you say hello. His name is Max Demilner, and he's riding to get an education.

                The 19-year-old Rumford native got the zany idea to pedal 750 miles from Maine to Connecticut and back a few months ago, when he had been out of college for nearly a year and saw no possibility of being able to go back anytime soon.

                "I had a really good GPA at the end of the school year in 2005, but I had $20,000 in debt," he said. "Even with scholarships and financial aid, I couldn't afford to go back."

                Demilner has been working six days a week at Hannaford, but he's still struggling to get the money together to return to University of Maine at Farmington.

                "I started doing some long-distance rides on my unicycle, so I said, 'You know what? I'm going to ride from here to Tijuana,'" said Demilner, who has been riding unicycles with his brother since the age of 14. "Then I realized I didn't have enough money to feed myself to get there, so I figured, 'Let's just do New England.'"

                Demilner is trying to raise $2,000 on this trip, and he is nearing his goal thanks to donations from local businesses, friends and people who have heard about him on the news or through his Web site, www.unicyclemax.com, where you can donate to his cause and track his progress. So far he has raised $1,600. He hopes to return to school for the spring 2007 semester.

                He took off at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, but heavy rains forced him to take a few days off in Westfield, Mass. He resumed his quest on Tuesday and is expected to return to Rumford the first week of June.

                In preparation for the ride, Demilner got in shape by unicycling anywhere from 10 to 60 miles daily, as well as riding a bicycle and running. He has also been eating right - no more double doses of Bavarian creme doughnuts; instead, protein and salads and granola.

                His unicycle, named Captain Pasquale, sports a 36-inch wheel - the largest pneumatic bike tire in the world. The larger size means he can go faster.

                Demilner names all of his unicycles.

                "I have Captain Pasquale, and then I have Mr. T, Titus and Sophie, which have 20-inch wheels," he said. "I also have a little 16-inch one named Priscilla."

                Overall, he has enjoyed riding through the countryside and meeting people.

                "It's been nice to go through towns and meet people who lead interesting lives," said Demilner.

                The unicycle master is also sporting blue fingernails as a tribute to his friend Mark Seiler, who died last fall, and to whom he is indebted for helping him with his SAT scores.

                "Every mile I've gone on this trip I've done it with blue fingernails, so I can remember him," he said.



                - Emily Burnham
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                • Originally posted by JJuggle
                  One-derful Weekend!

                  from Scarborough Today, May 15, 2006
                  Said article:
                  One-derful weekend!
                  UNICYCLE enthusiasts from across the length and breath of Britain and as far away as the United States converged on George Pindar Community Sports College in Scarborough at the weekend.
                  Scores of one-wheel bikers were in town to take part in the 13th British Unicycle Conven- tion.

                  One of the people who helped organise the event, Steve Roper, said: "It was a fantastic weekend and everybody really enjoyed themselves.

                  "We kicked off the weekend with a unicycle ceilidh on Friday evening. It was a great laugh and you can always guarantee loads of fun.

                  "We ran lots of different workshops and people of all ages and abilities joined in. It was an opportunity to learn new skills from old hands and experts."

                  Mr Roper, who runs Scarborough Juggling Club, said: "One of the main events was a unicycle hockey tournament in which teams from all over Europe took part."

                  On Saturday evening the cycling tricksters were entertained by Luke Wilson, one of the world's best club jugglers, and Tommy Baker, who juggles and performs tricks with basketballs and Tempei – Japanese juggling while spinning a diabolo.

                  Jessica Dobbie, eight, and her dad Chris travelled up from the south of England for the weekend.

                  Mr Dobbie said: "Most of my family ride a unicycle and I thought it was about time Jessica learnt as well.

                  "It's a really enjoyable pastime and a very good way of socialising."
                  Another father and daughter duo from the London area was Toni and Keith Griffiths. He said: "It's nice to meet up with friends."
                  Toni, eight, said: "I've been riding since I was five I'm ok at it, I guess."

                  It was the first time Jason Auld, 18, from Edinburgh, had visited a unicycle convention. He said: "It's absolutely fantastic. I'm going to get involved in as many of the events as I can."

                  Connie Cotter, from Minneapolis in the United States, who travels the world judging unicycle competitions, said: "I'm going to Switzerland next month but I get across here at least once a a year."

                  One of the other organisers of the event was Steve Grianger, who teaches circus skills for a living.

                  He said: "I was invited to come to Pindar School by the headteacher to teach some of the students.

                  "Children can get a lot out of it. Co-ordination and balance are developed, self-confidence is improved – it's amazing to see the difference it can make to the lives of some students.

                  "The school is a fantastic venue and we need to give a big thanks to all those people who have helped put on such a great event."
                  15 May 2006
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                  • National title for town's one-wheeled wonder
                    Jane Steeples
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                    18 May 2006
                    North Devon Journal
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                    (c) 2006 North Devon Journal
                    A one-wheeled wonder is cycling his way onto the world stage after grabbing the British Freestyle Unicycling title.

                    Born performer Lucas Wintercrane, from Holsworthy, was crowned the British champion on Saturday and now has his sights set on a top three finish at the world championships in Switzerland in the summer.

                    The youngster, a pupil at Holsworthy Community College, travelled to Scarborough for the event with mum Anne and took top honours with his three minute performance of tricks set to Queen's Having a Good Time.

                    Lucas, 16, said: "Having a British title is quality. It is an up-and-coming sport and something a bit different."

                    In 2003 Lucas took his first national unicycle crown but this year has taken things up a notch.

                    He has put in more training and is sponsored by Quax who provide his equipment, clothing and will pay towards travel costs for the Switzerland trip.

                    "I decided that if you want to do well you have to be very dedicated," he said.

                    Lucas has been practising his routine since February and training up to four times a week.

                    In the week before the competition his family hired a hall so he could hone his skills every day.

                    The effort paid off and as well as the national title Lucas has been tipped for top things from the judges.

                    He added: "The head judge said he could see me in the top three at the world championships. My ambition would be to win but a top three is more realistic."

                    Family support is key to Lucas's success and he has dad Pete to thank for his unicycling talents.

                    Pete, stage name Peteza, runs circus courses and taught Lucas to walk on stilts aged two and unicycle at the age of four.

                    Now Lucas's sister Leo, 12, is beginning to compete in unicycling and turning the sport into a family affair.

                    With Mum spurring on her children, the world stage is beckoning.

                    Anne added: "Lucas has a desire to win and did extremely well. He is learning to show commitment and we have said to him, if you are going to be the best you need a positive mental attitude."
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                    • Not exactly an article, but Trevor Blackwell's eunicycle was featured in a segment on the last episode of Systm, which can be found here: http://revision3.com/systm/makerfaire/media

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                      • they miss quoted me a fair bit, but i liked the article
                        Lucas1Wheel -I am really up for S.L.U.T.S
                        MrBoogieJuice -Keep it to yourself thankyou very much.
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                        • They always do.

                          It's still nice coverage, congrats on the win.
                          Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
                          If I'm Murdered, Don't Execute My Killer.
                          harper
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                          • Been there twice, and now one more reason to love Bath.

                            Family enjoys the high life
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                            19 May 2006
                            Bath Chronicle
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                            (c) 2006 Bath Newspapers Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
                            As A nine-year-old, Danielle Paradise-Catchpole watched in awe as a unicyclist entertained the crowds in Abbey Church Yard.

                            From that point, all the youngster, from Weston, wanted to do was ride a unicycle.

                            She joined a circus school in Bristol, which in turn inspired her grandmother Pauline Paradise to get involved too.

                            Now Pauline and her partner Clive Gray, of Kelston, are launching a group in Bath for people of all ages to learn skills including stilt walking and unicycling.

                            Pauline, 71, bought her granddaughter her first unicycle after spotting one in a shop window in Oldfield Park just a week after watching the performance in Bath.

                            But it was not only Danielle, now 14 and a pupil at King Edward's School, who was bitten by the circus skills bug.

                            Pauline had been a horseriding instructor, and decided she could transfer those skills to teaching people to ride unicycles.

                            And before long, Pauline's partner Clive Gray, 70, had rediscovered his childhood hobby of stilt walking.

                            Now Pauline and Clive are launching Bath Stilt and Unicycle Maniacs to teach people aged seven to 70 floor-based circus skills.

                            Clive's passion for stilt walking was fostered at the end of the Second World War when he was evacuated to a mining village near Wigan.

                            "The father of the family where I went made toys," said Clive. "For the older children, he made pogo sticks and stilts. I loved the stilts. I was about ten years old when I first had a go."

                            He rediscovered his boyhood pastime at the age of about 68. He said: "I was sure I could do it again."

                            Clive's other talents include teaching off-road motorcycling, but he said he was passionate about stilt walking.

                            "I suddenly found for the first time in my life I could be a performer instead of showing others how to do things," he said.

                            Pauline, who does not perform herself, makes all the costumes, as well as teaching unicycle riding.

                            Bath Stilt and Unicycle Maniacs meets at Centre 69 Youth Centre in Penn Hill Road, Weston.

                            There will be a demonstration day on Sunday from 11am to give people the chance to find out more about the group and to have a go themselves.

                            It takes place ahead of a series of seven training sessions, starting on Sunday, June 4. Call 335745 to find out more.
                            Raphael Lasar

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                            • On the front page of today's Local section in the Seattle Times.
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                              Hop Drop & Roll

                              “If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your
                              shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” – Homer

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                              • Unicycle assault on Chiltern a great lark - from The Border Mail (Australia) 5/22/06 (includes photo)
                                Last edited by JJuggle; 2006-05-25, 12:56 PM.
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