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Old 2013-10-02, 02:15 AM   #46
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A mind is like a parachute. It only works if it is open

Ever ride a bc wheel? I haven't. I don't know if it is similar. I like to keep my opinion inside my experience. My legs are getting stronger. I may have to, have to try a standard pedal wheel. Once I get some information, I might be convinced that there is no similarity between the two. Until then, I will keep an open mind.
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Old 2013-10-02, 03:10 AM   #47
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You're right, I conceed. I have no idea what I'm talking about and will shut up now. I was silly to speculate despite general logic and my own experience. Perhaps it was the 'Self Balancing' in it's title that threw me off. But since I've never ridden a 'Self Balancing' type unicycle, all of that general logic and previous experience doesn't mean a thing.

I'm sorry to have been so foolish, and from now on, I'll be sure to keep my mind open.

Enjoy the forum, when you're ready to learn crank-flips, there are some excellent tutorials out there.

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Old 2013-10-02, 08:25 AM   #48
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Hey Goat Rider,
There's another thread running and just the other day the MTB riders were giving crap to the UNI for being different. (he even has a pink tire).
Now you're catching crap for riding an electric.
I say enjoy your toy. Live, laugh and learn.

Now I want to strip down a Rascal, or equivalent mobility scooter, and put 36" wheels on and cruise at 25MPH.
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Old 2013-10-02, 10:21 AM   #49
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Help wanted - Brave rider

I believe I need a unicycle rider to try this thing. I am having a good experience
And would like to share it. Again, I live in State College , pa., main campus of Penn. State. I own two. Where are you brave rider? If I lived in Utah, I would have no problem. Them fellas are pretty spirited. Don't let me down Pennsylvania, where are you brave rider?
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Old 2013-10-02, 01:37 PM   #50
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Hey Goat Rider,
There's another thread running and just the other day the MTB riders were giving crap to the UNI for being different. (he even has a pink tire).
Now you're catching crap for riding an electric.
I say enjoy your toy. Live, laugh and learn.

Now I want to strip down a Rascal, or equivalent mobility scooter, and put 36" wheels on and cruise at 25MPH.
Really? No one is giving Goat crap for anything. All I was stating is that there is little similarity between riding the two. If he wants to ride one, more power to him, that's great.
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Old 2013-10-02, 03:50 PM   #51
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Really? No one is giving Goat crap for anything. All I was stating is that there is little similarity between riding the two. If he wants to ride one, more power to him, that's great.
TeeHee......Don't get all fired up......No names were mentioned.....
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Old 2013-10-02, 04:30 PM   #52
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I once saw a unicycle driving towards me. I stopped and shouted "hello cousin!"
Great line! Made me chuckle.
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Old 2013-10-02, 04:42 PM   #53
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I believe I need a unicycle rider to try this thing. I am having a good experience
And would like to share it. Again, I live in State College , pa., main campus of Penn. State. I own two. Where are you brave rider? If I lived in Utah, I would have no problem. Them fellas are pretty spirited. Don't let me down Pennsylvania, where are you brave rider?
If you ever make it down to the DC area I would like to try it. I don't have any plans to be near State College any time soon.
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Old 2013-10-02, 05:27 PM   #54
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Smile room for all kinds?

Well, I don't have much of an opinion on whether the SBU is really a unicycle, but at least based on a basic definition it fits the bill. Don't forget that not all "traditional" human powered unicycles are pedaled either (sometimes they are wheel-walked or coasted).

It seems that the SBU suits Goat fine and I think he should be commended for trying something new. I'm 56 and thus a bit older than Goat, but I'm always looking for new challenges, which explains my move into large wheeled unis at my tender age.

If I have a problem with SBU or the other electric unis (and bicycles) it's that they defeat one of my primary purposes in riding unicycles: exercise. Believe me, anything I can do that will prevent sliding into a deep and irreversible physical (probably mental, too) decrepitude should be embraced with open and unfettered arms (a real plus with a unicycle since my arms are always unfettered unless I'm holding onto the handles of the 36" or 29").

Just wait you whippersnappers, your time is comin...
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Old 2013-10-02, 11:31 PM   #55
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Angry Face planted today

I turned it off to switch from pavement (too busy) to street (downhill). Got in the street, turned it on, turned it off ( I wear big rawhide gloves) , mounted, push, I am on my face. I pop up Monty python style ( full pads & helmet) , turn it on, stop and talk to skateboarders, ride home. The goat does not ride well at all when it is turned off.
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Old 2013-10-02, 11:56 PM   #56
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I turned it off to switch from pavement (too busy) to street (downhill). Got in the street, turned it on, turned it off ( I wear big rawhide gloves) , mounted, push, I am on my face. I pop up Monty python style ( full pads & helmet) , turn it on, stop and talk to skateboarders, ride home. The goat does not ride well at all when it is turned off.
Ouch! That's one way that non electric is better.
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Old 2013-10-03, 01:09 AM   #57
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Face plant = face plant. Pilot error, he does that
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Old 2013-10-03, 01:52 AM   #58
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Ouch! That's one way that non electric is better.
I have face planted plenty of times on my non electric uni.

Most recently being last week...
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Old 2013-10-03, 07:24 AM   #59
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Have you ran the battery dead or down enough that something changes.
Does it get progressively more unstable? Or just hits some preset limit and shuts off?
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Old 2013-10-03, 10:19 AM   #60
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I inadvertently turn it off, finger switch - error on my part, as I switched terrain. After I hit the ground, my first thought was full systems failure, a product of adrenalin, shock . After I calmed down, I realized I had turned it on and carelessly switched it off. I am a retired state trooper. I investigated accidents as part of my gig for 20 years. The machine didn't fail,idiot driver turned it off.
Life goes on, riding to work in an hour.
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