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Old 2012-04-26, 10:56 PM   #1
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Jail two times anyone?

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Just curious if anyone has been to jail more than twice for riding a unicycle.
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Old 2012-04-27, 01:22 AM   #2
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I wonder what Eddie is up to these days? He was an early adopter of the Coker when they first came out. Before that, he obviously had an earlier type of big wheel (1990 article), probably a Tom Miller one. He performed ballet, both on and off the unicycle at some USA conventions and was also at Unicon VII.
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Old 2012-04-27, 02:35 PM   #3
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Wow. So was the story in the first article embellished at all? I can see a scenario where someone is on an uneventful road ride on a unicycle and the only thing people unfamiliar with unicycles will see is an out of control looney almost causing accidents all over the place.

That's one of the reasons I started riding with my hands behind my back. I got tired of people that were already well out of my way clearing a wide berth to "let me pass" I found that riding with my hands behind my back helped let people know that I was in full control.

The other article makes me want to abandon something I was thinking of learning: nunchaku unicycling.
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Old 2012-04-27, 03:14 PM   #4
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I believe that you're still ahead in this category, Eddie. Nice to hear from you again.
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Old 2012-04-29, 01:39 AM   #5
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oh, duh! I didn't look at the name of the OP. Hi Eddie!
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Old 2012-05-10, 12:49 PM   #6
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Seems like somebody is trying...

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Old 2012-05-10, 04:07 PM   #7
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Another reason I'm glad I live in California. I'm sure "falling off" could be something as simple as dismounting.
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Old 2012-05-10, 08:12 PM   #8
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Both press articles are more than 20 years old. At that time Eddie was facing his 30th birthday. Is he still riding unicycles? Is he still parrying while riding? I'd love to see that man swinging a sword in heavy car traffic, pointing the sword's tip towards the car driver next to him, maybe driving a convertible ...
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Old 2012-05-11, 11:51 PM   #9
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Today!! Arrested!!

(CBS/AP) KEMAH, Texas - Riding a unicycle is one way to get noticed.
Riding a unicycle in Kemah, Texas probably increases your chances.

But riding a unicycle naked in Kemah, Texas - that will get you noticed, and arrested, as Joseph Farley discovered.

Police say the 45-year-old Farley was unicycling nude on a bridge about 20 miles southeast of Houston, distracting drivers and creating a hazard. Furthermore, the police chief says Farley was not intoxicated or impaired when police noticed him Wednesday, although he had been falling off the unicycle and into traffic.

What was the point?

Farley told officers that he liked the feeling of riding without his clothes, which were found at the base of the bridge.

He's charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure, with bond set at $1,500.

Let's see how slowly the wheels of justice turn....um, make that wheel.
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Old 2012-05-12, 04:02 AM   #10
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(...a story about a person arrested once for unicycle related antics...)
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Does that article address the original question? Did you read the original question? Did you just have trouble with the big words?
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Does that article address the original question? Did you read the original question? Did you just have trouble with the big words?
No, but Farley is now in the running for two unicycle arrests
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No, but Farley is now in the running for two unicycle arrests
So are you. So am I. But that still doesn't address the question of the OP.
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Old 2012-05-12, 10:50 PM   #13
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So are you. So am I. But that still doesn't address the question of the OP.
I don't even have ONE unicycle related arrest, and neither do YOU! How can the voters take you seriously?

If you are still in the running, you had better either get a uni arrest or drop out of the race.
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Old 2012-05-13, 09:52 PM   #14
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I think Billy's post was perfectly related with this thread. You just need to cool it.
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Old 2012-05-14, 11:41 PM   #15
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So far, the only thing I've had to endure is a police warning for not wearing a helmet when I was riding on the road on a very very quiet Sunday afternoon. Guessing it was a slow day for that officer.
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