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Old 2015-02-14, 11:12 PM   #7156
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"he got legs like the F***ing Incredible Hulk!"
Bit more clever than the usual, at least!

Today a passing motorist yelled, "Kris Holm!", and for the briefest millisecond I thought he was giving me an 'attaboy.

Then it occurred to me that he was probably speculating on my brand of unicycle...
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Old 2015-02-16, 10:08 PM   #7157
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Had a couple in the last few days:

Little girl "are you in the circus?"
Me "no, I wish I was"
Little girl "are you training to be in the circus?"
I'm sure some of you have had that lots, but it's a new one for me, and she was very cute and friendly. Her mum asked if I could demo - we were in a little mall where I'm not supposed to ride, so I said I wasn't supposed to ride, but hopped on anyway, rode a few metres, hopped a 180 and rode back - she was made up!

Later the same day had just finished my muni ride and came off the trail onto the road - splattered in mud.
Bloke in a car "do you ride that off-road?"
Me "yep"
Bloke in a car "you must be nuts"
Me "yep"
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Old 2015-02-17, 02:43 AM   #7158
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Got another funny original from a biker on the trail. As he was riding by he said:
"I could ride that...if you added another wheel!"
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Old 2015-02-24, 02:35 AM   #7159
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Had a new one from a kid today. "I have never seen one of those in real life!"
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Old 2015-02-24, 04:32 PM   #7160
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The Runner

I was riding a trail while a runner approached. And then, just some 15 yards ahead of me he started jumping on one foot and yelling "SOLIDARITY, SOLIDARITY!".
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Old 2015-02-24, 05:06 PM   #7161
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A car passed me and stopped to turn right. I dismounted and stayed behind it a bit, waiting maybe 20 seconds before it made its turn. Once it pulled away and was several car lengths down the road a teenage male stuck his head out and said "Is the circus in town!"

Those comments usual don't bother me, but this one did a little. I think it's because it seemed he waited until he was a safe distance to say something. Pussy.
The car also drove away slower than traffic and the car behind him had to brake. If it were me in that car, seeing it just pulled out, was going too slow, and some idiot passenger was half out yelling something, I would have laid on the horn. I wish that had happened cause the kid would have felt like an ass. I'll just remember it that way.
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Old 2015-02-25, 02:23 PM   #7162
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I was riding a trail while a runner approached. And then, just some 15 yards ahead of me he started jumping on one foot and yelling "SOLIDARITY, SOLIDARITY!".
That is awesome!
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Old 2015-02-25, 05:16 PM   #7163
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a teenage male stuck his head out and said "Is the circus in town!"
I get comments like that on a weekly basis. Probably the worst example of it was when my wife told her colleagues I was off unicycling for the weekend. One of the colleagues asked if I was training for a circus. Later on, when she recounted the story to my, I asked her if she explained to her colleague that I was mountain unicycling. No, she didn't.

My wife has been supportive of my uni buying habit, and she appreciates that I am now in shape, but that's about the end of her interest in unicycling.

When I told my dad, on the phone, for the first time, that I had taken up unicycling, he responded, without taking a breath, "That doesn't really surprise me."

Strangers' ignorant comments can be a bummer, but not as much as those coming from one's family.

Luckily, we unicyclists ride because WE like it!
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Old 2015-02-25, 06:26 PM   #7164
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When I told my dad, on the phone, for the first time, that I had taken up unicycling, he responded, without taking a breath, "That doesn't really surprise me."
HA! Most of my family didn't skip a beat when I told them either, as though they just knew it'd happen one day.

However, they all know full well the sort of riding I do, so I haven't felt the burn you have yet!
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Old 2015-02-25, 08:16 PM   #7165
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"Holy crap, look at his legs"

Yes I am very confused...
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Old 2015-02-25, 08:42 PM   #7166
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Originally Posted by elpuebloUNIdo:
When I told my dad, on the phone, for the first time, that I had taken up
unicycling, he responded, without taking a breath, "That doesn't really
surprise me."

HA! Most of my family didn't skip a beat when I told them either, as though they just knew it'd happen one day.
Reminds me of Walker Percy's take on William Faulkner's relationship with his Mississippi neighbors:

One can imagine Robinson Crusoe on his island doing amazing acrobatics for his herd of goats, who might look up, dreamily cud chewing for a moment, then go on with their grazing. "That one didn't grab you?" Crusoe might say, then come out with something even more stupendous. But even if he performed the ultimate stunt, the Indian rope trick, where he climbs up a stiff rope and disappears, the goats would see it as no more or less that what this character does under the circumstances. Come to think of it, who would want it otherwise?
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Old 2015-02-25, 08:53 PM   #7167
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I was riding a trail while a runner approached. And then, just some 15 yards ahead of me he started jumping on one foot and yelling "SOLIDARITY, SOLIDARITY!".
Excellent! That's a great response.
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Old 2015-02-25, 10:05 PM   #7168
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Two good ones from today's ride at lunch time.

-- Pedestrian: "I can't even ride two wheels!"

-- About a mile later, a guy standing next to his truck: "You're a stud!"

I hardly ever get negative comments (fortunately).
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Old 2015-02-26, 03:50 PM   #7169
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Bit more clever than the usual, at least!

Today a passing motorist yelled, "Kris Holm!", and for the briefest millisecond I thought he was giving me an 'attaboy.

Then it occurred to me that he was probably speculating on my brand of unicycle...
ok, now that was funny!
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Old 2015-02-26, 08:27 PM   #7170
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Today i played a game with some kids while riding a train over some distance. We were trying to solve each other riddles. My riddle was "a smooth ride on one wheel not involving a clown". They had a tough time with that one and were not amused by the answer.
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