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Old 2017-12-30, 12:45 AM   #7891
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Could've just said "Right here" while throwing them at him...
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Old 2017-12-30, 03:19 PM   #7892
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~3yo girl "it's just a wheel" - quite a perceptive comment I thought

group of teenage lads "we can ride on one wheel too" - they could as well, far better at doing wheelies on a bike than I am
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Old 2017-12-31, 03:24 PM   #7893
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Sometimes people are impressed, but by the wrong thing...

A group of teenage kids walking home from high school are coming up to me as I ride up to a curb, hop it, and zoom down the steep embankment to the "Sunken Park" below.

And one of the kids runs up to the edge to see what happened to me, sees me riding off across the grass, and yells back: "He's going NO HANDS!"
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Old 2018-01-02, 05:33 PM   #7894
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Several good comments on my rides this past weekend, but the best came from a bike rider going the other way on the path: "Unicycles forever!"
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Old 2018-01-06, 06:18 PM   #7895
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a kid on a bike (about 6y old): where is your bell?
me: ?
kid: the bell you ring to warn passersby!
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Old 2018-01-08, 11:57 AM   #7896
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where is your bell?
This reminds me of a situation I sometimes encounter.
Info: a bell is required on bikes in my country, but not on unicycles.

When passing slower bicyclists on my 36", I announce myself with a spoken "ring ring" (emulating a bell). Sometimes they may mumble something about a bell missing, in which case I say "Yes, the bell has dropped off as well". This doesn't make much sense to them until I actually pass them and they can see that my 'other wheel' had also dropped off. Usually, it's then like Oh haha.
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Old 2018-01-08, 02:43 PM   #7897
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This reminds me of a situation I sometimes encounter.
Info: a bell is required on bikes in my country, but not on unicycles.
Surely it must be possible to also screw a bell on somewhere. I do miss it sometimes when I want to pass peeps. Also pedestrians. Maybe a loud truck horn would be fun to make the hop aside into a ditch at the last moment.
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Old 2018-01-08, 03:59 PM   #7898
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Surely it must be possible to also screw a bell on somewhere. I do miss it sometimes when I want to pass peeps. Also pedestrians. Maybe a loud truck horn would be fun to make the hop aside into a ditch at the last moment.
I do most of my Road riding on a very popular bike path. For those rides, I consider a bell essential. With a handlebar on the uni, it's super-easy to attach, and then can warn people I'm coming, without them having to look. Mostly they just move over, and don't have to "deal with" the fact that it's a unicycle until I've gone past, which is safer!
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Old 2018-01-08, 06:32 PM   #7899
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for sure I have a oïnk-oïnk under the saddle of my 29er ... but didn't thought to equip every Muni in my stable
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Old 2018-01-11, 10:47 PM   #7900
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While I was crossing a fairly busy city intersection at midday, a man on the corner in a wheelchair, with a bullhorn in hand turned up to 11 and a beat behind him (hawking what I do not know), saw me and began to immediately chant:
"Look! It's one wheel man!...one wheel man!...one wheel man!...one wheel man!"
I smiled and gave him a thumbs up as I passed, after which he proclaimed to any and all:
"See? All you need is one wheel!"
My thought exactly!
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Old 2018-01-12, 04:25 AM   #7901
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I have lived in San Jose before and I know the kind of characters roam the streets there. Maybe that is why I laughed so much when I read it.
Good one!
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Old 2018-01-14, 11:25 AM   #7902
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Single Malt Whisky - Single Wheel Cycling

Sorry for hijacking this thread, but I don`t want to open a new one.
I considered painting my Nimbus Hatchet 26"x5" in the color of my favourite Scotch Whisky Distillery, so I wrote them a mail.
This is my mail and the answer:

"Hello, I want to paint my unicycle in Ardbeg green.
Do you know what RAL colour it is.
RAL is the colour scheme for example painting cars.
Best regards and a happy new year
Georg
PS.: Single Malt Whisky and Single Wheel Cycling fits fine."

"Hi George
Thanks for your message and happy New Year to you too. This is a first for me – I don’t think I’ve ever had a unicycle related enquiry before!
We don’t have a RAL reference, but the closest pantone is 5815 if that helps? Alternatively, if you take an Ardbeg carton to a good paint mixer, they should be able to match the colour for you! Good luck J
Warm wishes
Lorraine"
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Old 2018-01-18, 10:43 AM   #7903
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I do most of my Road riding on a very popular bike path. For those rides, I consider a bell essential. With a handlebar on the uni, it's super-easy to attach, and then can warn people I'm coming, without them having to look. Mostly they just move over, and don't have to "deal with" the fact that it's a unicycle until I've gone past, which is safer!
Because people are so suprised to see someone on 1 wheel, that they freeze in the middle of the path
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Old 2018-01-26, 05:10 PM   #7904
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Possibly the most English comment I've ever received: I was making hard work of riding my 24 inch ultimate wheel along a muddy and slimy bit of forest track when I passed a dog walker who merely commented, "Not the easiest thing to ride in this weather."
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Old 2018-01-26, 05:59 PM   #7905
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Possibly the most English comment I've ever received: I was making hard work of riding my 24 inch ultimate wheel along a muddy and slimy bit of forest track when I passed a dog walker who merely commented, "Not the easiest thing to ride in this weather."
I laughed out loud at that!
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