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Old 2018-04-09, 12:19 PM   #7921
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From some women on a balcony: "Show us your abs!"
that happened also to me ... but in french slang they were requesting "chocolate bars" (we've got different slang names for parts of the torso from "chocolate bars" to "love handles" )
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Old 2018-04-09, 02:57 PM   #7922
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Strangely, it is considered socially acceptable and even mildly amusing for women to shout "show us your abs" at a strange man in the street, but if a group of men shouted at a woman they didn't know, "show us your [body part]" it would rightly be considered offensive.
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Old 2018-04-09, 04:27 PM   #7923
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Strangely, it is considered socially acceptable and even mildly amusing for women to shout "show us your abs" at a strange man in the street, but if a group of men shouted at a woman they didn't know, "show us your [body part]" it would rightly be considered offensive.
But they were clearly joking, parodying the stereotypical drunken males on a New Orleans balcony, nicely combined with the common (mis)conception that unicycling is a great core workout.

So a big step up from the typical half-a-bike joke.
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Old 2018-04-09, 04:45 PM   #7924
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This is not about a quote but a lack of one.

It's fun riding my 36er and come around the bend of a trail and see someone's jaw drop. What makes it so funny is they tend to open their mouth as wide as it will possibly open and stand there in silence.
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Old 2018-04-10, 05:19 AM   #7925
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But they were clearly joking, parodying the stereotypical drunken males on a New Orleans balcony, nicely combined with the common (mis)conception that unicycling is a great core workout.
Wait, it's not a great core workout?? It actually is a very good core workout (especially compared to nothing), depending on the type of riding. Learning to ride is like "core boot-camp" if you aren't already an athlete. Street, Trials and many forms of Muni are great for the core. So is Freestyle, especially when learning new skills. Road riding, on the other hand, is probably one of the least core-related forms of unicycling, especially if you ride with two hands on a handlebar.
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What makes it so funny is they tend to open their mouth as wide as it will possibly open and stand there in silence.
In a thread that's about all this stuff coming out of peoples' mouths, sometimes nothing at all is a refreshing change. Actually I rarely see wide-mouthed stares. Maybe it's because I'm usually not looking? Sometimes I'm in a mood to show off, but when just cruising the bike path, I'm usually about making good time and riding efficiently.
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Old 2018-04-10, 06:19 PM   #7926
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"Where did you forget the other wheel?" The most repeated comment.

Also a lot of "It's cheaper with only one wheel"!

Nothing special right now... but I'm a newbie travelling and not just learning
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Old 2018-04-11, 03:12 PM   #7927
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I got one from a kid who didnt notice i was on one wheel. He asked " where is your steer?"
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Old 2018-04-14, 04:53 AM   #7928
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"Where did you forget the other wheel?" The most repeated comment.
I never got that one before. It may have something to do with Italian phrasing.

So, got to think of some good comebacks! In English, at least. They might not sound right in Italian...
  • If I knew, I'd still be riding a bicycle!
  • I can't remember.
  • "What do you mean, forget?" Then look down and fall off
  • At home. But I remembered this one...
  • At the Alzheimers clinic. I think.
  • This IS my the other wheel!
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Old 2018-04-14, 06:40 AM   #7929
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Old 2018-04-14, 09:01 AM   #7930
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I got one from a kid who didnt notice i was on one wheel. He asked " where is your steer?"
I also hear a lot this one and it often puzzles me that the person doesn't seem to notice that it has only one wheel.

One time I even had a girl shouting at her friends: "Look! A bike with no wheel!" She then got her mistake and her friends laughing at her.

Sometimes I also have "There's no brake on this!" or "Where's the brake ?".
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Old 2018-04-14, 08:11 PM   #7931
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Thursday morning, on my KH36 slogging along the path at the side of the rowing lake into the teeth of a gale, my breath condensing into clouds, I passed two portly young women, no strangers to Greggs, waddling along contentedly, and one of them quietly said to the other in a self-deprecating manner, "I'd probably fall off that."
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Old 2018-04-14, 09:00 PM   #7932
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I never got that one before. It may have something to do with Italian phrasing.

So, got to think of some good comebacks! In English, at least. They might not sound right in Italian...
  • If I knew, I'd still be riding a bicycle!
  • I can't remember.
  • "What do you mean, forget?" Then look down and fall off
  • At home. But I remembered this one...
  • At the Alzheimers clinic. I think.
  • This IS my the other wheel!
Thank you!!! #2 and #5 will be used tomorrow! :-)
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Old 2018-04-15, 12:47 AM   #7933
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Passerby: "What are you training for?"
Me: "The circus!"

Unpleasant acquaintance: "Can you even ride a bicycle?"
Me: "I don't think I forgot how."
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Old 2018-04-15, 03:00 AM   #7934
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LOL! Thanks!
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Old 2018-04-16, 09:09 AM   #7935
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Sometimes when I hear the WYOW comment or something similar. My favorite come back is to say, “does it look like I need two wheels, or I got rid of the training wheel”. ;-)
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