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Old 2017-12-29, 09:29 PM   #1
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Unicyclist on toilet paper

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I've seen this funny thing on reddit:

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Old 2017-12-30, 12:20 AM   #2
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I have one, but he currently resides in a box. We remodeled our guest bathroom from "Che Flamingo" to "New everything and classy looking". All the flamingos came out.

But then we moved to a new house! New guest bathroom is decorated in half flamingos (just pictures) and half unicycling pictures. The uni toilet paper guy would go good in there, so I may consider doing the "upgrade". If I can find that guy. Lots of boxes!

Why flamingos, you say? It's a long story, but short version is that all Miyata unicycles were called Flamingos (their giraffe was Long Flamingo). Flamingos stand on one leg so I guess that's why they chose that bird...

I also have the paper towel version of that guy. No place to put it up in our new kitchen so it's currently also in a box. Unless it's still at the old house....
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Old 2017-12-30, 02:40 PM   #3
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I'm always astounded at how tolerant Jacquie is.
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Old 2017-12-30, 05:12 PM   #4
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I have one to, unused: as the houselord -a unicyclist to- does not allow drilling in the wall.
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Old 2017-12-30, 08:41 PM   #5
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I'm always astounded at how tolerant Jacquie is.
She has her limits. Let's just say she's okay with our new house not having any "rolled paper guys" on display.

Currently.
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Old 2017-12-30, 10:13 PM   #6
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Roll needs turning the other way, so the poor chap can ride forwards
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Old 2018-01-01, 07:12 PM   #7
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Roll needs turning the other way, so the poor chap can ride forwards
But then the toilet roll would be backwards...
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Old 2018-01-03, 03:57 PM   #8
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But then the toilet roll would be backwards...
Exactly. But also one other reason. He doesn't like to ride forward. This causes his wheel to push to one side or the other, and then usually tearing most forms of toilet paper. Alas, he was meant to ride backward. He understands, like too few humans, that there is only one right way for the paper to come off the roll!
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Old 2018-01-04, 04:37 AM   #9
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It took me a long time to find it, but here's my paper towel unicycle guy. The sexy models are David Poznanter on the left (his is that odd name that was attached to "Profile" on the Profile Poznanter splined hubs). On the right is Bruce Bundy, a super-stud Muni rider back in 1998, when this picture was taken. Yes, it's on film! More than a year before I got my first Digital camera.
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Old 2018-01-04, 08:37 PM   #10
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Someone please clarify the distinction between "riding it clean" and "rolling it". My understanding is that riding something clean means there are no UPDs, while rolling something means also riding clean but without any hopping. Is that correct? The toilet paper guy seems to be both "rolling it" and "riding it clean". And, he's wiping from back to front!
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Old 2018-01-05, 01:16 AM   #11
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I'd say he is riding it clean, but he is not rolling it. He doesn't go anywhere until you roll it -- he's a guy strapped to a treadmill.

In actual unicycle riding, there are probably more nuances to rolling something. Does "unweighting" count? That is, where you do a hop but the tire never leaves the ground? I think repositioning hops would not count for "clean" rolling, no matter how you did them but unweighting should. Measured by whether the tire loses contact with the ground.

I have this great little video clip of an example of unweighting, taken by Ann O'Brien at NAUCC. It's slow motion of me riding up a curb in the Cyclocross race. But for some reason Smugmug wouldn't accept it for upload...
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