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blueharmony
2009-03-06, 05:51 PM
Northwest Unicycle Clinic 2009
May 9th, 2009

Who: Panther Pride Unicycle Team invites you!
What: Riding, learning, eating, laughing, etc.
When: May 9th, 2009
Where: North Bend Elementary, North Bend, WA

More details to follow, keep the date open!
http://pput.org/

georgegoss
2009-03-16, 02:08 AM
I went to this and it was a great clinic. I teach Elem. PE and I ride as well and the two kids I took picked up a lot of new skills. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a well organized event that shows people what the next level looks like. There are a lot of extra volunteers to break skills down into small components, new activities, structured and semi structured races and events. It doesn't cost much considering the food and amount of activities there are to choose from like trials and freestyle skills as well as advice on how to prepare teams for demonstrations and parades. Outstanding.

blueharmony
2009-03-25, 12:57 AM
Hmm...for some reason that last post wanted to sell me Viagra. Me thinks he doth protest too much.

Ducttape
2009-03-29, 07:54 PM
Saving up my cash now to come visit everybody up there in the North Bend area. I miss hanging with you guys, See you May 9th!

blueharmony
2009-04-20, 04:00 PM
Saturday, May 9th
Registration - $15 per rider

Registration flyer and form are attached

Schedule


Opening Skill Jam - 9:45

AM Skills Clinics - 10:00-12:15
USA Skill Levels
Trials/Street

Concessions: 10:00-4:30
Hotdogs, Pizza, Snacks, Drinks
Lunch Options: $3:00-$4:00

PM Skills Clinics - 1:00-2:30
Off-Road Ride
Trials
Track
USA Skill Level Testing

Public Show Practice - 1:45
Public Show/Team & Coaches Clinic - 2:30


Hope to see you there!

http://pput.org/

hollywood
2009-04-20, 04:39 PM
can adults attend this event or is it kids only?

blueharmony
2009-04-21, 12:49 AM
Anyone and everyone! The majority will be school age kids but there will be riders of all ages and abilities. Last year we had several older non-riders show up just out of curiosity and we had them riding before the day was over. :D

Ducttape
2009-04-21, 05:03 AM
I've got my bus tickets and all that. I'll see you there! Any ideas what the trials course will be like yet?

zipper
2009-04-21, 06:29 PM
i may be there

peleschramm
2009-04-21, 07:07 PM
I've got my bus tickets and all that. I'll see you there! Any ideas what the trials course will be like yet?

It will probably very similar to how it is every year.

What do you mean how will it be like? What would you like to know about it?

blueharmony
2009-04-22, 12:50 AM
The trials course isn't like what you will find at NAUCC but still a lot of fun. A local rider has portable equipment that he sets up on the blacktop in front of the gym and also has boxes of safety gear for people to use. Nothing very high or dramatic, just stuff to practice on.

BTW: if you still get free shoes you can bring me a pair! :D

Ducttape
2009-04-22, 05:01 AM
It will probably very similar to how it is every year.

What do you mean how will it be like? What would you like to know about it?
I've never been. lol I dunno what I want to know about it. I need some new shoes before i come up haha

scorpio
2009-04-24, 02:29 AM
I've got my bus tickets and all that. I'll see you there! Any ideas what the trials course will be like yet?

Here is a link to a post that Unityler posted about the 2007 clinic ... the last photo shows some of the 'trials' setup that is usually there.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60838

Glad to see that your coming. Have you talked with Beck lately? PM me.

Ducttape
2009-04-24, 04:51 AM
Here is a link to a post that Unityler posted about the 2007 clinic ... the last photo shows some of the 'trials' setup that is usually there.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60838

Glad to see that your coming. Have you talked with Beck lately? PM me.
Ok cool, I remember that thread. PM'd

georgegoss
2009-04-30, 06:20 AM
It turns out I get to go to the clinic after all. I coach semi-pro football and I was going to miss the clinic due to a home game. But the other team canceled so the weekend is open. I am going to try to bring several of my students from McKenna Elementary. Good times.

Ducttape
2009-04-30, 02:07 PM
It turns out I get to go to the clinic after all. I coach semi-pro football and I was going to miss the clinic due to a home game. But the other team canceled so the weekend is open. I am going to try to bring several of my students from McKenna Elementary. Good times.
See you there George! just one more week!

plasticity
2009-04-30, 04:43 PM
I'm starting a Seattle uni meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/The-Seattle-Unicycle-Meetup-Group/)

I figured that some in this thread might be interested.

peleschramm
2009-04-30, 04:54 PM
Why do you have it on the same day as the clinic?

I would like to go to the Seattle Unicycle Meetup Group, but I do not want to miss the Northwest Unicycle Clinic. Maybe we should have it on Sunday? Maybe the 16th?

blueharmony
2009-05-01, 12:53 AM
That's awesome, George. We'll see you there!

plasticity
2009-05-05, 12:04 AM
Why do you have it on the same day as the clinic?

I would like to go to the Seattle Unicycle Meetup Group, but I do not want to miss the Northwest Unicycle Clinic. Maybe we should have it on Sunday? Maybe the 16th?

That was a mistake, the date is correct now, the following weekend. Thanks!

Ducttape
2009-05-05, 01:27 AM
If Ben and Yvette wont get mad at me for taking 3 weekends off in a row and I can convince my friends with drivers licenses cars and money to ride share our way up I'd be more than happy to go to the Seattle meetup. It'll be a good substitute for PUS which I will not be able to host this year sadly...

georgegoss
2009-05-05, 01:31 AM
Sorry Ben was saying you might not make it. I was hoping you would bring my new leg armor. I wanted to try some new tricks like uni spin but I don't want to try it without some protection.

Ducttape
2009-05-05, 02:21 AM
Sorry Ben was saying you might not make it. I was hoping you would bring my new leg armor. I wanted to try some new tricks like uni spin but I don't want to try it without some protection.
yeah, I'll make it in time it's an issue of the leg armor not making it to the store on time for me to get it to you at the uni day. I leave the morning it comes in that afternoon so I wont be able to pack it in with me. I'd offer to let you borrow my leg armor but it's probably too small for you haha plus it's almost 5 years old and falling apart. I will be bringing a bunch of spare plastic pedals with me(I always do) and one of the pairs will be some twisted PC's if you want to borrow them for the day they're less vicious for unispins and still grippy for trials and such.

georgegoss
2009-05-05, 06:04 AM
That would be cool too. Thanks.

georgegoss
2009-05-09, 12:07 AM
I have 8-10 of my students coming to the clinic tomorrow. I am glad the weather has been improving. It should be a blast.

Ducttape
2009-05-09, 12:16 AM
I have 8-10 of my students coming to the clinic tomorrow. I am glad the weather has been improving. It should be a blast.
I agree! I arrived in North Bend today and rode around. I'll see you all tomorrow!

georgegoss
2009-05-10, 04:59 AM
Great job once again Panthers. My little group learned a lot and had a blast. One of PTA moms is already talking about team shirts for next year. Thanks for working so hard to make it happen.

georgegoss
2009-05-10, 05:02 AM
Duct tape I must have seen you but was too busy keeping up with the 9 kids I was overseeing. My group was the one that did the couple giraffes during the public show. Hope you make it back to SJ safely.

Ducttape
2009-05-10, 02:33 PM
Duct tape I must have seen you but was too busy keeping up with the 9 kids I was overseeing. My group was the one that did the couple giraffes during the public show. Hope you make it back to SJ safely.
Yeah i must have seen you. I liked your guy's routine you did. The clinic yesterday was awesome hands down, I spent most of the day out on the trials course helping out and a little bit of time in the other workshops. The show was impressive I learned a lot of new things to take back with me to my club I'm starting down in Lake Oswego. I had a ton of fun being in my first official show during the Jam Session(I was the guy who rode backwards on the skinny) This was THE MOST riders I've ever seen in one place at any one time and I had a total blast met a lot of new people and saw a few old friends. I can't wait until thursday when I get back to my club and can tell them all about this. FREAKING AWESOME! Looking forward to next year but lets do the dinner next year too.

georgegoss
2009-05-11, 12:45 AM
Dinner sounds cool. I only brought 9 riders besides myself out of the 42 we have on our parade team. It would be nice to get a bus and more parent volunteers to help next year. The really good thing that happened was that our new PTA president's daughter was in our routine. She mentioned we need to get shirts for the next parade which is always nice to have some funding on our side.

Ducttape
2009-05-11, 04:57 PM
club shirts would be awesome. I think I'll wait until we have more riders above level one before I suggest club shirts here.

georgegoss
2009-05-15, 08:08 AM
Check out the picture of the unis in the back of my truck. This is before we left for the clinic. I picked up a couple more on the way up there. I didn't even plan the unicycle.com to be right side up or anything. I bet this would be a good picture to make into a puzzle. There is a couple different DX's, a KH20, 2 giraffes, a couple 20" and 16" CXs an LX and an old Zephyr. You should see it on parade day with a wagon that carries the tool boxes and the first aid kit. Just livin the life.

blueharmony
2009-05-17, 04:19 AM
That's awesome, George. I'm glad you and your group could make it, love seeing clubs around the Northwest that are so close and yet almost never get together.

If you ever get the chance have Alan Tepper show you his trailer for transporting unis to/from shows. He has racks on each side where giraffe seat posts slide into slots then get velcroed to the wall, then a rod slides through loops holding them all together. It doesn't hurt to have Boeing engineers as parents of a lot of riders over the years. :-)