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Old 2013-06-03, 01:13 AM   #1
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Talking "Man on the Street": Extreme Unicycling

While at the beach today I interviewed average people about unicycling, and how much they know about it as an extreme sport. I also brought some clips on my Mp3 player to show them what an old fart can do on one wheel. Got some great responses!



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Old 2013-06-03, 01:44 AM   #2
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Terry, is that guy on the 36 on a uni for the first time? If so he's a natural.
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Old 2013-06-03, 01:58 AM   #3
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Terry, is that guy on the 36 on a uni for the first time? If so he's a natural.
Nope, its not read the youtube comments. For a sec I was really impressed though.
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He said that he knew how to ride and owns a 28", which is mostly like a "Sun" like I first bought when I re-started in 12/05. But even with his experience riding a uni, he quickly found out that there is definitely a learning curve for the big wheel, especially with the aerobars and 110mm cranks. But he still gave it a valiant effort, and with sandals no less!
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Old 2013-06-03, 04:14 AM   #5
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Unicycling: it's great for your thighs.

That'll be my new motto...
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Haha, I loved how she was so matter-of-fact and serious about it. When I initially rode by them (she was with friend) I heard her say something like, "that's impressive", and after I'd gone a good 100 yards past them I happened to look back, and they were still standing there watching. So I decided to go back and do a little interview.
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Old 2013-06-03, 09:40 PM   #7
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Unicycling: it's great for your thighs.

That'll be my new motto...
For me it only seems to build the muscles on the outside of my thighs, makking my knees look bent.
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Beat you to it
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That's the spirit!

Now we just need the T-shirts and bumper stickers...
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For me it only seems to build the muscles on the outside of my thighs, makking my knees look bent.
What kind of riding do you do? I try to vary my riding with MUni, road climbing, distance and some trials. Also, when I'm descending down steep hill I try to use mostly back pressure to exercise other leg muscles as well, including the calves.
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