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Old 2017-08-12, 01:20 PM   #1381
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So, this means road unicycling is cool? The latest GCN show gave props to Ed Pratt for riding around the world. He's in Australia. His YouTube site has some fun videos. I'd like to ride with him when he makes it to the US.
They also featured my local unicycle road race on Wattage Bazooka thanks to the winner averaging something like 18mph! Wish I could find that clip
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Old 2017-08-12, 02:43 PM   #1382
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Unicyclist dies. :(

Anyone know who this was? RIP
https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/95717727
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Old 2017-08-12, 05:02 PM   #1383
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Anyone know who this was? RIP
https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/95717727
That's awful. My condolences to his family.

Looking at the road via Google Maps, one very small portion of it has a bike lane.

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Old 2017-08-12, 05:41 PM   #1384
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Looking at the road via Google Maps, one very small portion of it has a bike lane.
Looking more closely at that road, some parts have a bike lane but that section doesn't. We have bike lanes like that here and the bicycling community is trying to get them connected. Chopped up sections of bike lane just don't work well. How do you get from one section to another safely? We're not only asking for connected bike lanes we also want ones on busy streets to be protected by barriers.

As an avid road cyclist, it's so sad to hear this news.
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Old 2017-08-17, 06:26 AM   #1385
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Ed Pratt made it into the latest issue of Bicycling Australia: http://www.bicyclingaustralia.com.au...-the-nullarbor
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Old 2017-08-17, 08:21 AM   #1386
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Anyone know who this was? RIP
https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/95717727
Follow this link http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120618 or see post titled Tribute to Bruce Hall- Adventure Unicyclist under discussions, His funeral is next Tuesday.
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Old 2017-10-01, 12:00 AM   #1387
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Old 2017-10-01, 05:02 PM   #1388
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found this one while reading the "jackson hole daily" (paper edition) so looked for a web version:
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackso...c0dc7d749.html
(but maybe this has been posted with a reference to a different newspaper)
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Old 2017-10-04, 02:45 AM   #1389
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And here's a unicycle article -well, a video, really- the unicycle part is only about the first 30 seconds, but definitely worth seeing.

DISCLAIMER: this video was posted by a news service that the US government is now registering as a foreign agent, alleging that it undermines US imperialism or American democratic values or whatever, so watch with extreme caution.
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Old 2017-10-04, 06:05 AM   #1390
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http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/art...#disqus_thread
DearSteve Williams @ bikeradar,

Hey, how about before you offend the thousands of unicyclists around the world that don't take part in "circus" activity, you do some research about the amazing, fun, and highly skilled SPORT that is unicycling. Modern unicycles allow riders to reach high speed on the road...
Not compared to bicycles. It's an article in a bicycle publication, a pretty funny one IMHO, and has a built-in disclaimer at the beginning. Anyone that claims to own the definition of what's cool is more likely to raise the coolness level of the things on his list than to "coolify" things that aren't on it. And he put us at Number 1!

Uh huh. Until it got to this part:
"It’s just all a bit… clownish."
Woah, them's fightin' words!

But then I like how he mentions, down in #7, Weird Handlebars:
"Desperate for people to look at you, but can’t ride a unicycle?"
Ha! Check out the handlebars I had before I could ride a unicycle!

Yeah, that's Sears' finest: 1970. Super-cool.

For the most part, if you want to be cool, you might want to avoid unicycles. But if you want to ride unicycles, you're into a different kind of cool. We are not sheep!

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And here's a unicycle article -well, a video, really- the unicycle part is only about the first 30 seconds, but definitely worth seeing.
At first glance, I hoped it would be a piece on that restaurant in Thailand where they catapult roasted chickens into the air, and unicycling waiters catch them on platters (usually) and deliver them to your table. Yes, that place really existed! Not sure if it still does...

Instead it was apparently a piece on the chef version of the Amazing Larry Vee!
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Old 2017-10-04, 05:15 PM   #1391
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