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Old 2018-03-04, 05:02 AM   #16
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And now we're all wondering about that scar. Any connection to the unicycling??
Yeah, that was the first thing I asked the skateboarder. He was pretty sure the answer was yes.
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Old 2018-03-04, 02:48 PM   #17
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Oh My,

The giraffe mountain unicycle has already been made and used off road. That was probably an interesting experience. Perhaps some day I will contact Tommi at the Unicycle factory to get one custom built...
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Old 2018-03-08, 12:05 AM   #18
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Unicycling requires 100% focus
Yes, but not really. unicycling becomes second nature, allowing us to juggle and listen to music and lectures for miles, while reading text messages and conversing on our phone or with a runner/rider at our side, or while enjoying the view.

You have to somehow stay alert to changes in the terrain and severe bumps in the pavement, but on really smooth road, no problem, right?
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Old 2018-03-08, 12:07 AM   #19
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I stayed in the saddle for a few scary seconds without feet on the pedals
That's the scariest! It seems like this could end with landing on my head and cracking skull.
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Old 2018-03-08, 12:09 AM   #20
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[QUOTE=Mikefule;1693729}

My own daftest UPD was on my first 36 (Coker Big One) when I decided that the seat was a tad too high and puled the quick release, intending to lower it "on the fly". The seat post poked out of the frame and dug into the top of the tyre stopping me dead.[/QUOTE]

First I've heard of THAT one! Wow!!
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Old 2018-03-08, 12:17 AM   #21
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Here's a 12-second video of one.

Giraffes with wheels larger than 20" do appear in photos and videos on this forum now and then.

A skateboarder once stopped me in the park and said he knew some guy in the Bronx with a scar in the middle of his forehead who rides a giraffe down the stairs all the time. Does that count as muni?
Hey SONG!! How are you??!! We should ride together again soon!! Before the next NYC Uni weekend!

Thats a great video. Is there something wrong with the volume? I couldn't hear it very well.
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Old 2018-03-11, 07:54 AM   #22
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My own daftest UPD was on my first 36 (Coker Big One) when I decided that the seat was a tad too high and puled the quick release, intending to lower it "on the fly". The seat post poked out of the frame and dug into the top of the tyre stopping me dead.
I got a fantastic laugh out of this. Man, you probably added years back onto my life. I can only imagine the resulting PLANT, and I hope you didn稚 suffer too badly.
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Old 2018-08-22, 01:52 PM   #23
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Had a stUPD yesterday when I mounted on a narrow path into near stationary. The wheel caught on a pebble, stopped, turned and had me jogging 4-5 steps down a small steep slope to the small creek beneath without being able to stop.
Uni: dry
Me: soaked
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Old 2018-08-23, 09:47 AM   #24
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Had a stUPD yesterday when I mounted on a narrow path into near stationary. The wheel caught on a pebble, stopped, turned and had me jogging 4-5 steps down a small steep slope to the small creek beneath without being able to stop.
Uni: dry
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Hopefully someone recorded it and put it on youtube
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Old 2018-08-23, 01:46 PM   #25
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No direct witnesses. My wife was ahead of me and turned around when I splashed.
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Old 2018-08-23, 02:24 PM   #26
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No direct witnesses. My wife was ahead of me and turned around when I splashed.
So you have to repeat it, with the camera recording.
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Old 2018-08-23, 09:29 PM   #27
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Nice thread... here's my take on it!
This is what happens when your non dominant foot gets stuck in the 6 o'clock position and you start gliding on top of the uni as you tried to dismount it to avoid the unavoidable upd:



Of course it's also the time you don't wear shin/calf guards and you play with the gears...
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Old 2018-08-24, 10:21 AM   #28
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Of course it's also the time you don't wear shin/calf guards and you play with the gears...
Soo old, yet soo unwise
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Old 2018-08-25, 04:39 PM   #29
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It was a steep sharp turn. A steeper sharper turn and greater momentum I gained than I thought. I reached out and hugged the tree and the tire banged hard against it, smacking my nuts....it was kinda though, to lay on the ground on the forest floor catching my breath😄 a much needed rest
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Old 2018-08-26, 03:16 PM   #30
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Stupid accidents with unicycles

This is only day 18 for me learning to ride. On day two I fell off and landed on my side and pinned my hand there. I was wearing wrist guards and landed my ribs on the big plastic palm protector of the guard. Still kinda tender after more than two weeks. I have more control in my falls now, I hope.
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