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Old 2018-04-16, 11:23 AM   #7936
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That is just brilliant! Especially when he gets hopping mad before firing!
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Old 2018-04-17, 03:00 PM   #7937
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Sunday, April 15 on Auburn's Clementine Loop (the original trail from the original Muni Weekend). 3 riders, Ashley Foster, Rich Sherwood and myself. Rich has never been there, but has been unicycling for many years. Currently all he does is cruise around downtown Sacramento (mostly) on his 36", and ride some of the bowls and ramps at his local skatepark. He really wanted to ride the 36", even though we cautioned him it was lots of climbing, followed by some choppy, narrow singletrack with lots of exposure in certain sections.

He ate it up. We all walked some of the climb, but he rode pretty much all of the technical! Props to Rich for exposing lots of downtown Sacramento pedestrians and motorists to unicycling. And on the trail, for just making all three of us look more badass. Lots of positive comments from downhillers that day. And as we exited the trail, another downhill biker who hadn't started his ride yet, marveled that we had just come out of there on unicycles. Then, on his own, he blurted: "Half the wheels, twice the fun!"

Yes, I've heard it before, seen it on T-shirts, etc. But this guy made it up in a few seconds, for one of the best non-unicyclist quotes in my experience.
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Old 2018-04-21, 03:24 AM   #7938
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I was trying and failing to ride some rough section when a hiker came through, gave my uni a strange look, and said...

"Is that a multi-speed hub?"

Not what I was expecting from a random passerby! Turned out he was a former muni rider who'd actually ridden a Schlumpf, and my older fat-through-the-middle three piece Nimbus disc hub looked kind of like one.

And this is the second time I've met a muni rider in the exact same section of trail, which I only ride a couple of times a year when I drive up from Atlanta to Cleveland to visit family. I never meet anybody on my home trails...
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Old 2018-05-01, 05:44 AM   #7939
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Salmon Falls Trail, April 29. Lots of bikes and hikers on the trail on this beautiful, not-hot day! From the first and third of a close-together group of riders:
- "Now I definitely know I'm not a badass."
- "At least you only need to carry one spare tube..."

And then, just a short distance up the trail, on a really narrow section a guy squeezed over to a stop and said: "Come on through, badass."

That's two badasses and an inner-tube within about 10 minutes of each other. The inner-tube one was a little off; do most bikers really carry two? And it's not like a unicyclist can't flat more than once in a ride...
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Old 2018-05-01, 01:35 PM   #7940
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For the second time in a week, this time from a different acquaintance: "Do you know how to ride a bicycle?"

Next time (if there is a next time) someone asks me that, maybe I'll reply: "One wheel is hard enough!"

Unicyclist to bicyclist: "Oh, my god, where did you get that other wheel?"
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Old 2018-05-02, 03:01 AM   #7941
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From a teenager passing in a car, “Chase your dreams!”
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Old 2018-05-02, 07:30 PM   #7942
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Holding your stuff…

On the morning commute I bid “Good morning” as I passed a young man lazily riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. As I went past he expressed, “It always looks like you got your hands holding your stuff!”

I choose to ignore him and ride on.

He choose to move out into the street in pursuit and brag, “I can go faster than you can!”

In reply I commented, “Yes, but you can’t while holding your stuff with both hands!”

He slowed up either contemplating my advantage or tried experimenting with displaying any newly found and needed skill as I wheeled away.
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Old 2018-05-03, 01:07 AM   #7943
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"You're a weapon."
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Old 2018-05-03, 03:44 PM   #7944
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"You're a weapon."
That one's the best! LOL!
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Old 2018-05-03, 04:04 PM   #7945
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On the morning commute I bid “Good morning” as I passed a young man lazily riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. As I went past he expressed, “It always looks like you got your hands holding your stuff!
Just tell him "I have to or it hangs down and gets caught in the spokes".
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Old 2018-05-04, 11:52 PM   #7946
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"You're a weapon."
No idea if Aus is the same, but here in good ol' Manchester UK it's basically just another 'generic offense word' to call someone stupid and ugly. 'You look like a complete F***in' weapon'.
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Old 2018-05-06, 03:52 PM   #7947
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U.P.D. in front of cows grazing ...
they gathered around me ... expecting something ... But I had nothing to offer.

Disappointed animal: "Mooooo!" (can't translate: I don't speak bullish )
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Old 2018-05-07, 08:11 AM   #7948
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“Yes, but you can’t while holding your stuff with both hands!”
In view of his earlier comment, that was really witty!
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Old 2018-05-07, 12:09 PM   #7949
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U.P.D. in front of cows grazing ...
they gathered around me ... expecting something ... But I had nothing to offer.

Disappointed animal: "Mooooo!" (can't translate: I don't speak bullish )
I think it translates as "guys, this thing is not edible, let's go back to grass".
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Old 2018-05-09, 01:17 PM   #7950
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I had trained my sprints on the local athletics track, and pedaled my 24" race uni back home along a cycle path at a relaxed pace. A group of three teenage girls on bikes passed me.
One of them said: "Oohhh, dat wil ik ook... kunnen".
This translates literally as "Oohhh, I want that too... be able to". Which is not grammatical in English but it is in Dutch.

Probably her first thought simply was: I want that, but then she realised that she couldn't just do it, so she added the last verb after a short but audible hesitation.
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