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Old 2003-12-01, 01:17 PM   #1
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Calling ALL UK RIDERS

Please make your nominations (PERSONS OF UK ORIGIN) for the following awards:


UK Muni Rider of 2003

UK Uni-hockey Player of 2003

UK Trials Rider of 2003

After 8th December, (is that sufficient time?) a poll will be set up for you to vote for the winner from the top five people who were nominated in each catagory.
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Old 2003-12-01, 03:07 PM   #2
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UK Muni Rider of 2003 = Roger Davies
UK Trials Rider of 2003 = Joe Baxter


What about freestyle?
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Old 2003-12-01, 06:39 PM   #3
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Ok ur missing out Freestyle Grrr

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Old 2003-12-01, 06:47 PM   #4
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Ok Trials im going to vote for Joe because i think hes improved alot
Freestyle : Jack. Sorry Jack dont know ur last name. won Buc freestyle comp.

and i dont know about the others

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Old 2003-12-01, 07:14 PM   #5
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can you vote for yourself! (only joking)

and can you only vote for more than one person???

Trials: Trev and Simon Mc
Freestyle: Leigh and Trev
Muni: dont know
Hockey: Tall Paul and Simon

If you can only vote for one, take my first answer


Thanks guys!

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Old 2003-12-01, 07:30 PM   #6
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Simon,

Will there be a trials competition next year?
How about a marked Muni competition?

I think the UK unicycle trials and Muni championship sounds cool!

I'm sure there will be quite a few up for that!

Oh, btw.. I am keeping tracks of the scores in Excel. I am adding votes as people post them....
I shall create graphs and put them in a gallery (with updates) once there has been a decent number of voters.


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Old 2003-12-02, 07:39 AM   #7
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Nominations

Yes - your right there should be a catagory for Freestyle but we dont want too many otherwise it might get out of hand.

Joe, perhaps we should be able to nominate two but when we work out the top five and start the poll, you obviously could not vote for more than one in each catagory. Thanks for colating the nominations for me.

Off topic - (Cumbria Muni) I am just about to send out a newsletter (probably a link to the newsletter on the website)which will have details of the new club hoodies and t-shirts, night-rides on Skiddaw etc.

The trials comp. is a bit of a problem unless this year it is totally urban or a muni-trials comp. The muni-trials would be a combination of individual trials stages and a small number of longish muni stages including very steep and technical, all marked of course. Although based in principle on the IUF trials rules we could also include either a separate timed course or timing all of them either in all rounds or by way of a jump-off (as in Show Jumping) at the end.

We also need to get a local sponsor for somesort of prize/cup to go with the acolade.

We had better all discuss this in detail soon - the arrrangements need to be made.

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Old 2003-12-02, 11:23 AM   #8
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No problems Simon, i like collecting the data.

It would be cool to have one before Christmas. I have my mocks next week, for two weeks. We break up on the 19th, I don’t know if that is too late.

Instead of people saying who they think is the best rider(s) we should have a good competition some time.
All the ones you suggest sound good!

It would be good to have one, if not this year, early spring next year, when the weather is getting better.

I will email after you have sent out the newsletter.



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Old 2003-12-02, 06:21 PM   #9
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we need some more...cumon

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Old 2003-12-03, 08:33 AM   #10
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Muni - don't pick anyone, Muni is not for competing but for doing.
Hockey - Greatest newcomer definately Joe, best overall John Dash.
Trials - Simon, he out jumps everyone and then gets all shy and goes away.
Freestyle - Trevor, not dought in skill level but not in grace!
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Old 2003-12-03, 01:10 PM   #11
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Old 2003-12-03, 02:30 PM   #12
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Doing?

Roger said "Muni is not for competing but for doing."

They are all for doing Roger!! The idea for the accolade is for the most oustanding rider of the year in that catagory.

However, there is no reason why you cannot make a reasoned judgement as to whether one rider is more capable than another in muni just as you can in any other non-competitive sport such as rock-climbing.

Therefore the accoldade 'UK Muni rider of the year' has as much validity as Trials or Freestyle Rider of the Year.

On the same subject there is no reason why you cannot 'test' your muni skills against another person in a competition. The rules of which would be similar to that of trials ie you are rewarded for not falling off!

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Old 2003-12-03, 03:25 PM   #13
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Re: Doing?

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On the same subject there is no reason why you cannot 'test' your muni skills against another person in a competition. The rules of which would be similar to that of trials ie you are rewarded for not falling off!
That's silly though. You're just describing a natural trials competition. Muni is about more than just technical riding skills. You're not measuring endurance, speed, smoothness and flow, ability to drink pints, uphill strength, ability to ride in the rain without whinging all the time, or any of the other that are a part of being a good muni rider.

I think this whole thing is a bit meaningless though, because there are loads of really good riders who aren't known by many people on here. I think the best trials rider I've met doesn't post on here and the best hockey players I've met (from Lunis) don't post here and mostly don't go to unicycle events either. This forum/newsgroup only has a small proportion of the riders on it.

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Old 2003-12-03, 05:28 PM   #14
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ITS SILLY

Joe Marshall said
"That's silly though. You're just describing a natural trials competition. Muni is about more than just technical riding skills."

Chill Winston...
Do not jump to conclusions, if you ask all would be revealed.

What I was describing was not 'a natural trials comp', but something much more. As far as I am aware, trials comps are not over a continual distance of for example 5 miles but split into staged obstacles.

As Joe Baxter said when he went off topic:
"Instead of people saying who they think is the best rider(s) we should have a good competition some time. "

Joe Marshall said:
"You're not measuring endurance, speed, smoothness and flow, ability to drink pints, uphill strength, ability to ride in the rain without whinging all the time, or any of the other that are a part of being a good muni rider. "

Joe, do you believe you cannot design a competition that tests for almost all of those things, (perhaps even the ability to ride in the rain that you appear to value so much).

As regards, what percentage of riders read this forum, where do these brilliant riders hang out when on line then? The UUU forum does not exactly seem to be buzzing at present.

However, dont get too carried away... if you think either a forum based vote or taking part in a muni competition is silly - please feel free to not take part.

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Old 2003-12-03, 07:11 PM   #15
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Re: ITS SILLY

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As regards, what percentage of riders read this forum, where do these brilliant riders hang out when on line then? The UUU forum does not exactly seem to be buzzing at present.
I don't know about other things, but none of the really good hockey players I know post on here, except Rocket sometimes. I suspect they're just not computer nerdy types.

I'd be well up to have a go in an all round muni competition. I reckon the most important thing any true muni competition should have is a drinks for minutes rule, where you get extra points for each drink before the race.

Come to the singlespeed UK championships (or the world ones in Germany) next year, they run great 'competitions'.

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