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Old 2017-10-25, 07:57 PM   #1
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Are unicycles like boats?

I just bought a brand "new car smell" unicycle and need to know are we supposed to name our unicycles? The same way boats have names for good luck?
Please share any names you have given yours
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Old 2017-10-25, 08:25 PM   #2
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So what did you get?

Unlike children you can first get a feel for its character and only then give it a fitting name

My 27.5" might become "the snake" because it always leaves a twisty trail.
I don't want to blame the rider.
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Old 2017-10-25, 09:30 PM   #3
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Mine is an Oracle 27.5 the green wheel. My first thought was "Kermit" after the frog but maybe that's a bit corny...
I do like the idea of give it a few rides first.
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Old 2017-10-25, 10:16 PM   #4
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I have named 3 of the dozen or so that I have owned. The Road Razor, the Bacon Slicer, and the Holy Roller.
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Old 2017-10-25, 10:35 PM   #5
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Sometimes I give a colorful name to one my pedals, after it swing around and hits me in the shin.
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Old 2017-10-25, 10:35 PM   #6
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Mine is an Oracle 27.5 the green wheel.
The Holly Folly?
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Old 2017-10-25, 10:41 PM   #7
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"Widowmaker" also comes to mind
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Old 2017-10-25, 10:45 PM   #8
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Ever since I added a bell to my 36er it's been known as "the machine that goes ping".
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Old 2017-10-25, 11:34 PM   #9
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Unicycles are boats. They're just not very seaworthy. All of my unicycles are named Clownbike.
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Old 2017-10-26, 05:11 AM   #10
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Unicycles are boats. They're just not very seaworthy.
I have seen 24s and 29s with fat tyres go into the river or canal following a UPD. They float.

My skinny 700c did not float but I managed to retrieve it.
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A boat is still a boat if it doesn't float. It's just not a very good boat .
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Old 2017-10-26, 05:49 AM   #12
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They're unlike boats in that a unicycle is not "a hole in the water you throw money into" and the two best days of a unicyclist's life are not "the day they buy it and the day they sell it." These are the two things boat owners have taught me about boat owning a boat.
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Old 2017-10-26, 05:54 AM   #13
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To me, unicycles are like canoes.

-Not for naming but for the high degree of skill it takes to make the use of one seem effortless.
-There are new skills to learn all of the time.
-You can't have just one

Once you do "get it" it's as close as you can come to that feeling of flying in a dream.
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Once you do "get it" it's as close as you can come to that feeling of flying in a dream.
I like that.
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Old 2017-10-26, 09:44 AM   #15
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To me, unicycles are like canoes.

-Not for naming but for the high degree of skill it takes to make the use of one seem effortless.
-There are new skills to learn all of the time.
-You can't have just one

Once you do "get it" it's as close as you can come to that feeling of flying in a dream.
Now I perfectly understand where your nicknames comes from !
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