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Old 2017-11-20, 11:00 PM   #1
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Reccommended Books and other Media

I searched and only found this thread on Kris Holm's book: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=114466

What other books and media are good for unicyclists to have, from beginner to advanced?
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Old 2017-11-20, 11:08 PM   #2
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I'd always recommend some good Russian literature. Tolstoy is quite easy reading in a decent translation and is a good place to start.
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Old 2017-11-21, 12:25 AM   #3
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Yes, Tolstoy is good, but if you want to read something from Russia that's more relevant to unicycling, try Lenin's State and Revolution. That'll get your wheel rolling!
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Luno! is a must have if you have kids.
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Old 2017-11-21, 03:43 PM   #6
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Luno sounds like Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, but on one wheel! Awesome!
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Old 2017-11-21, 04:30 PM   #7
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Books everyone should read once in their life: "Nineteen eighty-four" by George Orwell, "All quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.

Seriously though, there are few really helpfull books on unicycling out there. The Kris Holm is the best one I have seen so far.
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Old 2017-11-21, 08:51 PM   #8
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All Quiet on the Western Front? Yeah, the Nazis used to burn that one!

By George Orwell, I like Homage to Catalonia.

Just after the restoration of capitalism in East Germany, Sebastian Höher wrote a good book on unicycling. It describes how to ride backwards and so on, but in most ways, this forum is far more useful than that book could ever be- not just because it is more recent and the sport has evolved a lot, but also in terms of sheer volume of information provided. The unicyclists who've posted stuff here, and their combined years of experience and different areas of expertise- I can't think of a way that any book on unicycling could even come close.
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I have Kris Holm's book, and am waiting for a couple of other ones to arrive in the mail.
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Old 2017-12-12, 06:04 PM   #10
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Kris Holm‘s book is also the only relevant book on unicycling I know. What I‘m wondering is, if there are any magazines about unicycling or magazines that regularily have articles about our sport.
At the moment I find this forum to be by far „the best read“ on unicyclism.

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Old 2017-12-12, 06:22 PM   #11
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Every beginner ought to have "How to Ride Your Unicycle" by Charlie Dancey:
https://www.unicycle.uk.com/accessor...-unicycle.html

And "Bears on Wheels", which I discovered 15 years or so ago via a thread in this very forum, is well worth a read:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bears-Wheel.../dp/039480967X
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Old 2017-12-13, 03:18 AM   #12
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Vivolo's ride the unicycle course crashed into my mailbox today.

How to ride your Unicycle should be Dancey-ing in soon.

Bears and Wheels? A kids counting book? Something worthwhile in it, seriously?
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The KH bible is all you need.

Although, another vote for "Bears on wheels".
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Old 2017-12-13, 02:36 PM   #14
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"Bears on Wheels" teaches counting. Highly recommended to anyone referring to a unicycle as a "bike".
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"Bears on Wheels" teaches counting. Highly recommended to anyone referring to a unicycle as a "bike".
A classic, but you may not have "read" it recently. The book never uses the words unicycle or bike! In fact it's not real big on words.
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