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    • Unfortunately I missed the coloured edition, but here's 2 photos I appeared in for ride to work day!


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      • The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
        14th October 2011

        The Power of One Times Two
        by Rachel Wells

        WHEN a cousin introduced identical twins Sophie and Amanda Fontaine to a unicycle several years ago, the pair, now 13, fell in love with it immediately.

        ''It was a huge challenge at first, but it was also a lot of fun. We just wanted to persist with it and master it,'' says Amanda. ''Now it's something we just really enjoy and can do together.''

        On their 10th birthday, the girls from Hernes Oak, in Gippsland, received a unicycle each.

        Locals in the small Gippsland town are used to seeing the twins on their unicycles but it doesn't stop the smart remarks.

        ''They still get a few comments,'' says the girls' mother, Marianne Fontaine. ''Like, 'Can't your parents afford a whole bicycle for you?' The other day someone said to Amanda, 'I think you've lost your wheel, you'd better go and chase it', because they'd spotted Sophie up the road on her unicycle.''

        In recent weeks, the girls have been spotted around town more than usual as they train for this Sunday's Around the Bay cycling challenge. For the second year running, the pair will join 18,000 riders who can choose a 50, 100, 135, 210 or 250-kilometre route. The girls will again ride 50 kilometres.

        This year, however, they will ditch their Lycra for colourful clown outfits. ''When people see us they often ask us if we're from the circus, so we thought we'd dress up as clowns and have some fun while we do it,'' Amanda says.

        The pair will be joined by their mother on two-wheels. Their father and brother will also ride longer routes on their bicycles. The pair are aiming to raise money for the Smith Family, which is the charity partner of the event run by Bicycle Network Victoria.

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        Original article here, also includes a picture.
        Last edited by MT High; 2011-10-13, 11:36 PM. Reason: Still learning to type

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        • A little blurb of my recent marathon. Got a new magazine interview out soon. It's from another country, but also translated to English, by one of our own forum members.

          Pedaling non-stop for nearly 25,000 revolutions, 55-year-old Terry “UniGeezer” Peterson,
          of Redondo Beach, completed the 26.2-mile Long Beach Marathon while riding his 36” unicycle.
          “I finished in two hours and 12 minutes, which is not bad considering I had no gears and one
          less wheel than the other 3,000-plus riders,” said Peterson, who also filmed his journey.
          For more information, visit www.unigeezer.com.
          Last edited by MuniAddict; 2011-11-04, 08:08 PM.
          Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
          Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
          -Dani Buron


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          • I was honored to be interviewed recently for the French Uni Magazine, "Le Girafon". Francois Wurmser wrote the article, which was translated to English by uni forum Member known as, jaco_flans. Thanks Jakob and Francois!

            These are links to the magazine:

            http://monocycle.info/girafon/index.html

            http://girafon.xserver-x.org/


            “Le Girafon Federe”

            Unicycle Magazine
            October, 2011

            Terry Peterson interview
            By Francois Wurmser

            (English translation courtesy of Jakob Flansberry)


            Terry Peterson. Isn’t it a familiar name? A little bit earlier this year, Unicycle.com did a survey on its website…“Who is your favorite unicycle personality?” First place was Kris Holm, no surprise there. Second place, Terry Peterson. We wanted to know a little bit more about this atypical personality of the unicycle world, hyper active on the virtual community, pet of the American medias and however mostly a solo unicyclist.

            You are well known by the unicyclists on the other side of the Atlantic; however, the French unicyclists don’t know you. Can you introduce yourself?

            TP: My name is Terry Peterson, a.k.a. “Unigeezer”, my motto is “Not 2 tired”. On the international unicyclist forum my username is “MuniAddict”. I’ve been a member of the forum for about 5 years now, and I consider the unicycling community like an extension of my family! I’m 55 years old and do extreme unicycling (56 in January 2012). I love MUni, long distance on my 36”, Trials and now, I’m trying to learn flatland, ha-ha! Yes I started a little bit late, but my way to see it, I’m just getting started!

            What do you do for a living?

            TP: I am a piano tuner. I tune, repair and restore pianos, and love it. I started my business in 2000. Earlier, I used to be a DJ in nightclubs and on radio. For several years before that, I also performed as a humorist and a professional ventriloquist. I still like the scene, but now it’s just for fun.

            How did you get into unicycling?

            TP: I learned to ride at the age of 11, in 1967. Like most kids, I learned really fast, after 2 weeks I could ride one footed, backwards, idle and drop curbs. After a year, I stopped and went on to other things, like kids normally do. Forty years later I decided to take it up again, in December 2005. I had been getting a tad “pudgy” (34 inches waist size) and I wanted to get fit again. I thought about biking, swimming and running but it all looked boring. While surfing the internet, I landed on unicycle.com and ordered my first “MUni”, and It was the best decision of my life! In 6 months I lost 11kg of fat, and I went back to 29 inches waist size! I also meet and rode with Kris Holm and many other awesome riders from all over the world!

            ”Unigeezer”, “Not 2 tired”. Your nickname and your motto are related to your age. Extreme sports are mostly related to youth. Is it an objective for you to show that difference, or is it a lifestyle you want to promote?

            TP: For me, unicycling is a part of me that is ingrained in my soul! I love it and I live it everyday. Even though I didn’t start extreme unicycling until the age of 50, I am living proof that age is only a number, and if you want it, you can have it, if you’re willing to pay the price. And I’m proud to be an ambassador for our awesome sport, and remember that it’s a great way to get and stay fit, while having a blast!

            In a lot of your videos the scenery is amazing. Where do you ride?
            Do you travel a lot to unicycle?

            TP: Most of my rides, whether it’s MUni, 36er, Trials or now Flatland are all around my local area. I live in the city of Lomita, in Southern California, a little suburb in Los Angeles county. It’s really close to the seaside resorts, where I do most of my 36er rides. On the weekends, I go a little bit farther to ride my favorite trails. I went in Moab for the Munifest, also to Nevada for a Muni Weekend. My favorite trails are located in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Pine Valley in the south of California. One day, I would like to go in Whistler (north of Vancouver, west coast of Canada), to ride with Kris Holm on his favorite trails.

            Last July, you added your name to a small group of riders who have completed a Century, 100 miles in one day. Can you tell us about your experience?

            TP: My century is one of the rides I’m the most proud of. I really wanted to ride for a good cause; I decided to ride for the American Cancer Society. I was lucky to have some good publicity for the event, especially on TV and the local newspapers. One of my sponsors, Twins Bike Shop, helped me a lot to promote the event. I trained a lot before my 100 mile ride, and I felt that I was ready, and could do it! It took me about 11 hours total, and 10 hours on the unicycle. I had some aches and pains afterwards, but it was worth it. And it made a lot of money for the association.

            You seem to like making movies, and talk about the sport. How did you become such an ambassador of the sport?

            TP: I didn’t plan on becoming an ambassador of the sport, but I am really happy and proud to promote it. I’ve had the good luck to be in books, magazines, on the radio, TV, documentaries, newspapers, ect. All this to tell the rest of the world: unicycling (and its extreme variations) is a real sport, it deserves its place, and it will last! And I really love making videos as well, and appreciate all the positive feedback and support I’ve received in the last five years. If I can inspire people to unicycle, whatever their age, it’s so worth it.

            What do you think about the actual development of our sport?

            TP: I think that extreme unicycling is still in its infancy, much like skateboarding was in the early 70s. But unicycling is starting to get very visible, and more and more people are seeing it on Youtube and the internet in general; a HUGE advantage that skateboarding didn’t have when it started. I’m really enthusiastic by the progress of our sport, and the people, young and older, getting into unicycling.

            How do you see your future in the unicycling world?

            TP: I see it continuing to evolve and gaining world-wide acceptance as the legitimate sport that it is. Unicycling has made a big step forward since the old basic and cheap unicycles I used to ride back in the 1960s! And with Kris Holm on the leading edge of technology, the quality keeps getting better; it lets those of us who push the limits have the confidence that our unis will hold up under the most extreme conditions.

            Have you ever participated in a competition unicycle? Would you participate in a NAUCC (American Cup)
            a UNICON? Also, would you participate in a Unitour?


            TP: Unfortunately, my life-long aversion to flying has prevented me from traveling to many places and events. And with ADHD, (Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder) I really do not have the patience to drive more than a hundred miles (160km). But I'd love to participate in these events, not just to ride, but especially to meet so many exceptional unicyclists, who have a shared passion for unicycling. Recently, I attended the "Spring Challenge", an event in Southern California. There were eight of us on Munis, mostly 29ers, but not having that size at that time, I rode my 36er in “MUni mode”.

            You said you wanted to learn flat, trials and street. All your usual disciplines are not really related to those. Why did you want to try learning flat? Have you ever been tempted to try freestyle, or street? What is your favorite type of riding?

            TP: I never tried freestyle, other than spinning in a tight circle, but I did a lot of street-type riding on my 24", including stair sets, with a personal rolling hop record of eight stairs. I suppose one of my motivations to try flat is to become the oldest to do it, haha. The main reason though, is that it adds a nice challenge for me, and I really think I can do it!

            Stupid question ... more one becomes older, it becomes difficult to recover possible after injury. When you look at your videos, we have not feel that it hinders you. Is there apprehension for you? Do it sometimes keep you from attempting what it is you want to achieve?

            TP: Although the thought of getting injured is still present, I try not to let it interfere. I try to visualize what I want to do, and I seem to know my limits. I'm still learning and progressing since starting again back in December, 2005, both in my abilities to ride, and physically. I have never been more fit in my life, and I owe it all to unicycling!

            Do you ride mostly alone, have clubs in your local area, or simply
            get together for informal group rides?

            TP: I ride solo about 98% of the time. Not that I don’t like riding
            with others, but since my business allows me to set my own schedule, I have the chance to ride almost every day, at a moment’s notice. Most other unicyclists don’t have this luxury, having such obligations as family, work constraints, etc. In addition, most of them live more than 70km from my area, so it’s not so easy to arrange group rides on a regular basis. But I still enjoy riding solo as well. It gives me time to get in the “zone” and work on lines and sections of a trail, and work the technique. I enjoy taking my time, and with all that I film, I would end up slowing down other riders, which I wouldn’t want to do.

            For me, life is very similar to Muni, it’s not about avoiding the obstacles, but confronting them head on and overcoming them! As I missed almost 40 years unicycling, starting over again at age 50, I have a lot of catching up to do! My goal is to still be riding well into my 80’s!

            Find Terry on www.unigeezer.com and on youtube
            (Ttt8699) and facebook (Terry Roy Peterson).
            Last edited by MuniAddict; 2011-11-07, 06:26 PM.
            Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
            Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
            -Dani Buron


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            • Awesome Terry, here's the video link you wanted me to post of all my work

              [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hENI04J9dog"]Terry Peterson text interview. - YouTube[/ame]
              Jakob F.

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              • Hi,

                Here's one, a shoot for Mercedes Benz. The filming is from last month (October):
                http://mb.mercedes-benz.com/en/artic...heel+Adventure

                Click on "Movie" at the top or go here for the short film:
                http://www.mercedes-benz.tv/en/clip-...ontrolled+body

                Cheers,

                Kris

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                • Y'all are going to bring MUni mail stream
                  Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan

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                  • Originally posted by danger_uni View Post
                    Hi,

                    Here's one, a shoot for Mercedes Benz. The filming is from last month (October):
                    http://mb.mercedes-benz.com/en/artic...heel+Adventure

                    Nice ad!

                    So if I want to demonstrate my balance, skill and daring, I should buy a beamer? Will the new BMW models come with a Kris Holm's signature?

                    Scott

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                    • Originally posted by danger_uni View Post
                      Hi,

                      Here's one, a shoot for Mercedes Benz.
                      Here's the plain text. Pity I can't save the video in here.
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                      One Wheel Adventure


                      Unicycling has turned into a competitive sport, going from circus acts to urban riding to off-road mountain terrains and vertical drops
                      GABRIEL TAMEZ
                      is an architect and a self-proclaimed culinary genius. Considers the world as his playground.



                      The development of the bicycle since the 1800s has amounted to a science when it comes to picking out your mode of transportation: trekking bicycles, commuter bicycles, freight bicycles, time trial bicycles, BMX bikes, and countless of others. But if we follow this progression, a distinct tangent peeled off during the late 19th century. In the 1880s, the penny-farthing or the high wheel, simply known as "bicycles", gained popularity in the Western world and had cyclists riding high and nearly directly over the front axle of a relatively large front wheel. However, many owners discovered that they could simply ride the front wheel and handlebars, dispensing with the secondary wheel and the rest of the contraption. Experts count this modified version of penny-farthing riding as the origins of the contemporary unicycle.

                      The unicycle, however, remained within the boundaries of circus entertainment and private enthusiasts while the bicycle took the stage lights in popularity and turned into a widespread sport in itself. That is, until recently. One of the swiftest growing forms of unicycling is on rough terrain, known as "mountain unicycling", which comes with it's own specialty unicycle. Mountain unicycles differ from the standard in that the tire diameters are larger, either 24 or 26 inches, allowing the rider to traverse across any trail or surface that a mountain bicycle is capable of handling. In light of such rough terrains, the saddle of a mountain unicycle is also thicker and more comfortable. Mountain unicyclists train to maneuver, balance, and react to anything from rocky slopes and dirt to snow and ice as well as drops, bridges, and walls. Meet the one-wheeled dare devil, Kris Holm, who seems to have no fear in pushing this sport to the limit (see video above). A pioneer of the sport, Kris has ridden technically difficult terrain in 15 countries, including trade routes in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and on the Great Wall of China. In 2006, Kris climbed and attempted a unicycle descent of Licancabur, a 5950 m volcano in Bolivia. Kris was the first rider to bring mountain unicycling to a mainstream audience.

                      The construction of a unicycle isn't a complex one as it consists of a few key elements: a saddle, a seat post, a forked frame, pedals, cranks, and the wheel inclusive of tire, tube, rim, spokes, hub and axle. The actual mastering of riding a unicycle is a different story altogether as Mr. Holm explains in the video. In theory, a unicyclist is always subconsciously aware that they are at a state of imbalance. The unicycle by itself lacks stability when stationary on its own. The rider then adds the core strength, balance, and agility needed to bring the wheel under their center of gravity and thus correct the rider-unicycle system into a state of upright equilibrium. This process of centering weight is the basic stabilization move called "idling." The next feat is obviously motion. This necessitates that the rider incites the wheel's rotation through pedaling, thus displacing his centering from the contact point between wheel and ground. Simply put, it's a voluntary decision to "fall" in the direction the rider wishes to move. Balance is again lost, until the rider almost immediately regains centering while accelerating forward or backwards.

                      Unicyclists such as Kris Holm have long since mastered the basics and are now pinning their skill against nature as they roll, skid, and jump over roots, rocks, and vertical drops. Some of the other unique tricks possible are 360 degree air spins, over six foot drops, leaping over two foot barriers while descending, riding up and down stairs, and gliding without brakes on steep slopes. The major advantage of a unicycle over a bicycle is the ability to turn on a dime and fit through narrower spaces.

                      If this peaks your interest and you're determined to start your one-wheeled balancing adventure, mountain unicycles can either be spotted at specialty bicycle shops or ordered online through such companies as unicycle.com. Such stores offer entire unicycles for purchasing as well as specialty frames and parts, protective gear, and accessories. Experts agree that aside from design and quality, strength is one of the most important qualities for off road riding when picking out your unicycle. Once you've picked out the one you desire, work on your balance first before attempting to jump down a six-foot wall. Safety first, then with determination, pedal your way up to Mr. Holm's dare devil status.

                      More about Kris Holm’s adventures: www.krisholm.com

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                      • Originally posted by danger_uni View Post
                        Hi,

                        Here's one, a shoot for Mercedes Benz. The filming is from last month (October):
                        http://mb.mercedes-benz.com/en/artic...heel+Adventure

                        Click on "Movie" at the top or go here for the short film:
                        http://www.mercedes-benz.tv/en/clip-...ontrolled+body

                        Cheers,

                        Kris
                        Kris, I only just saw this post, and wow, that was so inspiring! How did you get the commercial? Did they contact you or was it through your agent? Congrats to you sir!
                        Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                        Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                        -Dani Buron


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                        • Originally posted by Klaas Bil View Post
                          This process of centering weight is the basic stabilization move called "idling." The next feat is obviously motion.
                          I love the implication that idling is easier than riding. Cool article and advert though.

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                          • Originally posted by jaco_flans View Post
                            Awesome Terry, here's the video link you wanted me to post of all my work

                            Terry Peterson text interview. - YouTube
                            That was so great of you to take the time to do that and I'm glad you posted the video so everyone can see and appreciate just how much work you put into translating the article! Thanks again Jaco!
                            Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                            Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                            -Dani Buron


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                            • Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
                              That was so great of you to take the time to do that and I'm glad you posted the video so everyone can see and appreciate just how much work you put into translating the article! Thanks again Jaco!
                              Terry,
                              I just read the interview/article above. Lately my age has been getting the better of me (mentally). Your words and your actions speak volumes to me. I've said it before and I'm going to say it again, thanks for doing what you do, you are a big inspiration.

                              Anton

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                              • This just came in the mail today after more than a month in transit from France! Thanks again to Francois Wurmser for writing the article and putting all together, and also Jakob Flansberry (jaco_flans) for the incredible job of translating to English! I'm told also that this edition going to print is not something they do often, so I am doubly grateful to have the actual magazine in physical form!

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                                Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                                Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                                -Dani Buron


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