Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 640 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 2009-08-04, 08:50 AM   #1516
monocyclism
Unicyclist
 
monocyclism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: France
Posts: 858
Over 60 and going strong....I hope :O

Last ride in Manchester, UK - riding rather than standing next to the uni!
Attached Images
  
monocyclism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-04, 05:55 PM   #1517
jaco_flans
Trials & Muni!
 
jaco_flans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Québec,Canada
Age: 24
Posts: 3,553
Send a message via MSN to jaco_flans
Quote:
Originally Posted by monocyclism View Post
Last ride in Manchester, UK - riding rather than standing next to the uni!
Cool! I would love to have a Floro yellow thing like that when I ride my coker
__________________
Jakob F.
jaco_flans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 05:01 AM   #1518
skrobo
jumps stuff
 
skrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Corpus Christi TX
Age: 29
Posts: 4,430
Send a message via AIM to skrobo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducttape View Post
I'm fairly sure they were about 10' I can't remember how many cm were marked out on them but I think it was close to 350-ish.
ah, now that i look closer, they are significantly wider than the parking spot, which is 9.5 feet give or take

350 cm= about 12 feet, sounds more reasonable, 10 feet is just under 320 cm

do you know what the winning jump was?
__________________
><> Unicycle For Christ <><
MY VIDEOS
World Record
94cm Highest Hop (rolling)
308cm Longest Hop (10 feet)
210cm Static Flat Gap
skrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 06:32 AM   #1519
Ducttape
I unicycle for Donuts
 
Ducttape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In a Box behind Taco Bell in Portland Oregon
Age: 28
Posts: 5,015
Send a message via AIM to Ducttape Send a message via MSN to Ducttape Send a message via Yahoo to Ducttape Send a message via Skype™ to Ducttape
Quote:
Originally Posted by skrobo View Post
ah, now that i look closer, they are significantly wider than the parking spot, which is 9.5 feet give or take

350 cm= about 12 feet, sounds more reasonable, 10 feet is just under 320 cm

do you know what the winning jump was?
I don't remember...
Ducttape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 01:27 PM   #1520
joemarshall
dumb blonde
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Belper, Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 2,983
Hmph. I was supposed to go to play hockey last night, but the driver wouldn't let me on the bus with my unicycle (he was a right poo head*). So I went for a bit of an explore of an area I haven't ridden much before, on my muni.

It was mostly pretty easy, and muddy in parts. I got stung by a million nettles too, legs are still buzzing a little bit now - on the narrow path pictured, all the things at the side are either nettles or brambles. Ouch. I didn't really find that much in the way of interesting trails unfortunately. On the plus side, I got back after dark, and managed to ride down a nice steep (and rather muddy) local hill called 'The Ski Slope' on the way. Riding a steep and somewhat loose looking downhill in the dark using a handheld torch that I'd brought in case of emergency was a bit of fun.

Joe

*that might not be quite the word I mean
Attached Images
 
joemarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 01:52 PM   #1521
Jap
MUni Goat
 
Jap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Surrey, UK.
Age: 40
Posts: 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by joemarshall View Post
I got stung by a million nettles too, legs are still buzzing a little bit now
Some of my local trails are 'feeling' like that too at the moment. I like the buzzing sensation, it makes my legs feel alive, energized!!
Jap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 02:20 PM   #1522
joemarshall
dumb blonde
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Belper, Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 2,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jap View Post
Some of my local trails are 'feeling' like that too at the moment. I like the buzzing sensation, it makes my legs feel alive, energized!!
I don't mind a bit of a sting, but not when it is so bad that it is still noticeable 24 hours later!

Fortunately this isn't on my normal trails, they are not so bad, so hopefully people at the Peaks Muni Trip won't get too stung!

Joe
joemarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 03:01 PM   #1523
rob.northcott
Mainly XC Muni
 
rob.northcott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dartmoor, England
Age: 49
Posts: 2,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jap View Post
I like the buzzing sensation, it makes my legs feel alive, energized!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by joemarshall View Post
I don't mind a bit of a sting, but not when it is so bad that it is still noticeable 24 hours later!
Sorry to go a bit OT (actually quite a bit OT - it's not a picture or even unicycle related), but that reminds me of a bloke I used to ride with when I was a student. He was mostly a road racer (as was I) and a few of us had started to dabble in mountain biking. When we went for an MTB ride he'd always wear long tights even in the middle of summer - not because he was afraid of injuries or infection but because he didn't want little red scratches from bushes messing up the look of his legs in the next road race. How vain is that?!

Rob
rob.northcott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 03:45 PM   #1524
joemarshall
dumb blonde
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Belper, Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 2,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob.northcott View Post
When we went for an MTB ride he'd always wear long tights even in the middle of summer - not because he was afraid of injuries or infection but because he didn't want little red scratches from bushes messing up the look of his legs in the next road race. How vain is that?!
I think my legs are a lost cause! Currently they have scratches on them from unicycling, walking/scrambling over rocks and bashes from swimming over rocks.

Joe
joemarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 06:09 PM   #1525
jaco_flans
Trials & Muni!
 
jaco_flans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Québec,Canada
Age: 24
Posts: 3,553
Send a message via MSN to jaco_flans
Tomorow, I'm gonna go take some pictures and videos of the new trials spot I just found today. I'll post a couple here, and my uni also in custom KH thread.
__________________
Jakob F.
jaco_flans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 06:55 PM   #1526
monocyclism
Unicyclist
 
monocyclism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: France
Posts: 858
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaco_flans View Post
Cool! I would love to have a Floro yellow thing like that when I ride my coker
Yeah it's great eh? Actually they didn't want to give me one 'cos I didn't qualify as 'real' bi-cyclist - but I insisted 'cos I've always wanted one. In the end they were offering me a handful as they couldn't get onyone else to wear them - wonder why
monocyclism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-05, 07:27 PM   #1527
monocyclism
Unicyclist
 
monocyclism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: France
Posts: 858
One of my favourite circular road routes takes in the Llanwddyn Dam. Quotations invited for what the little boy on the left might be saying about me/unicycle.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by monocyclism; 2009-08-05 at 07:30 PM.
monocyclism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-06, 02:02 AM   #1528
Pat Lally
Street/Flat
 
Pat Lally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Age: 24
Posts: 768
Send a message via AIM to Pat Lally Send a message via MSN to Pat Lally
Quote:
Originally Posted by skrobo View Post
ah, now that i look closer, they are significantly wider than the parking spot, which is 9.5 feet give or take

350 cm= about 12 feet, sounds more reasonable, 10 feet is just under 320 cm

do you know what the winning jump was?
265cm by max
__________________
-Pat Lally
Pat Lally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-06, 04:39 AM   #1529
skrobo
jumps stuff
 
skrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Corpus Christi TX
Age: 29
Posts: 4,430
Send a message via AIM to skrobo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat Lally View Post
265cm by max
ah, 8'-7", or something like that, that's a good jump if you ask me.
__________________
><> Unicycle For Christ <><
MY VIDEOS
World Record
94cm Highest Hop (rolling)
308cm Longest Hop (10 feet)
210cm Static Flat Gap

Last edited by skrobo; 2009-08-06 at 04:47 AM.
skrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-08-06, 11:05 AM   #1530
semach.the.monkey
RTL #1 - Team Goonies
 
semach.the.monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 1,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by monocyclism View Post
Quotations invited for what the little boy on the left might be saying about me/unicycle.
"Does he look like the guy grandpa told us about when he went to Manchester last week?"

STM
semach.the.monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
сосиска, bright-nights, forest-park, latest, mumpitz, pictures, ride, unicycle


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 26 (0 members and 26 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
your city can affect your riding style ? picado General Unicycling Discussions 17 2014-07-24 07:58 AM
wheres your other wheel? up your nan.lol cheesedonkey888 General Unicycling Discussions 30 2013-03-09 04:23 PM
Ride the Lobster Teams- place your bets! Unimatrix 0-1 General Unicycling Discussions 129 2008-05-27 04:46 PM
Cat Pictures. Of your own creation. Get amongst it. tobbogonist Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 5 2008-02-05 07:10 PM
street ride PICTURES BABY irvinegr General Unicycling Discussions 14 2007-08-08 02:17 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.54083 seconds with 11 queries