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Old 2003-11-15, 04:53 AM   #1
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surfing on a unicycle, tips and tricks...

surfing on a unicycle, tips and tricks...


***


g'day








first off


you want to affect the right attitude





i'll be right back


***


surfing on a unicycle, tips and tricks...


***





look


people are going to talk to you


if you get past the basics


lot's of people are going to talk to you





get used to it


it won't go away


..


lot's of those people


are going to blather on


with the same crap


you've heard thousands of times before





and it can be hard


to be polite





but then


surfing on a unicycle


is that much fun





the good outweighs the bad


***


sore calves today





i had a good surf last night





not much in the way of fatigue durin


the


three hour or so





unicycle surfing adventure in the heart of the city





***





crowds








sooner or later


you're going to enter a crowd





the crowd is your wave





it ebbs and flows


and it's intelligent





well mostly





that first time





you set a goal





to get from here


to there





through the crowd


by unicycle





and achieve it


is mega





how did i do that ?





hundreds of people





all moving in different directions


and my self


surfing a unicycle through them





and i found all the gaps


in the human wave





and got through unscathed





magic...


***


beware of riding


with music to supply your beat





your body becomes attuned





if the music should stop





radio station blows up


cord pulls out


or something similar





you fall off the unicycle





too fast a transition





can be embarrassing


well





if you're bothered about crashing


***


to be a true master


of unicycle surfing





is to not be bothered about crashing





it's all about


conquering your fear


***


be careful with buses


they take a long time


to traverse a corner





you can be caught


by the tail end of the bus


rushing into the corner


to trap you





you'll never ride so fast in your life





believe me...


***


certain substances





i don;t recommend


it





even if i do it all the time





you understand





don;t do what i do


do as i say





yeah right...


***


if you're proving new territory





i.e.





no-one's gone nuts on a unicycle


in your chosen city





you are going to talk to a lot of officials





most of whom are going to be unhappy with you





chin up


and perservere





eventually


they'll get used to you





"either that"


"or you get psychic enough to avoid them"


***


beer should be avoided


if you drink beer and surf


you'll hit walls


and posts





and wear numerous bruises


but if you've the right stuff of course


you won't break anything





you do have the right stuff don't you?


***


the right stuff...








you've gotta have it


it's that simple


what you're doing is


impossible





racing the cars


across the lights





on a unicycle


is not possible


you will die





unless you are a wizard





are you a wizard ?


***


malicious people





they're out there


you'll meet them





they'll try to trip you


they'll try scaring you off


they'll try to confuse you with noise and movement





you can beat them


can't you ?





it's your wave...


***


your wave lasts


from


when you start


to when you finish





the first goal





is can i ride


thirty pedals


on the unicycle


without falling off





then pick another goal


don't look at the big picture





and don't think about jumping gutters


even if you see me doing it





one thing at a time





***


launching





forget anything you read anywhere


including here





what's comfortable for you





i was surfing in the street


and in the crowd


way before





i could launch on the unicycle without a post





i didn;t let it stop me





don;t let it stop you...


..


everything comes in time


don;t make you goals time based


make them


skills based


***


when it's ready it'll come


***


try not to listen to the crowd too m uch


you'll hear things


you wish you didn;t





loud music in your ears can be a


small help


but if they're yelling loud enough


you'll hear it





the first time


someone tells you


that YOU


are amazing





is pretty blooody nice





the ten thousandth time


is like





oh yeah okay


***


<<< smile >>>





you are going to see


an awful lot of smiles





read paulie's book


if you want to see the power of the smile





ride anywhere


and if you see people


then they can see you





and


you will see smiles





i can't ride to the local shop


or down the road





or anywhere





without seeing someone smile





beware the addiction of the smile


but don;t be too serious about it


***


where's your other wheel ?





is a conditioned human response


it is not appropriate to respond with





up the arse of the last guy who asked





though occasionally


i'll predict


you will use it





trust me


i'm not a doctor...


***


camera's





get used to it





you'll be filmed more times





than a devoted mother takes piccies of her darling child





you'll appear


on television


in the paper


and in magazines





i have...


***


cool...





everywhere you go


young people


say





cool...





as you ride by





surfing on your unicycle


***


customise your unicycle


don;t run with the pack


***


my unicycle


is the rear end of a bicycle





with an extra seat


making it a tandem unicycle





give them something else to smile at





it's all about the smile


***


close your eyes





when you can do it





you'll know why








zen and stuff


you know...


***


it's not a crime to be eccentric


even if you are riding a


wheel...


***


what you are riding is a flywheel


which is an intelligent way to get around





more distacne travelled


for less effort





i see an awful lot of town


riding around on a unicycle





more than you do...


***


names





people will call you names


everything from





the unicycle [ insert gender here ]


freak


crazy person





you name it





you know who you are right ?


***


don't play with the taxi's





really


don;t play with the taxi's





ah well


if ya have to


***


have a good sense of humour


***


when doing bunny hops for the crowd





don;t do it for too long


it draws a larger crowd





the problem with this of course


you fuck your wave





and can't ride off the trick





and continue the wave





so keep it brief


and amazing





and then disappear...


***


drunk crazy women


are much like drunk crazy men





you'll meet em





man


you will meet them


***


ride


the nightclubber wave





it's more intense





they're


high


[stoned]


and pissed


[drunk]





and they're out for a good time


they'll join in your game


***


it's a fuckin lovely game





the unicycle game





can i get from here





to there





when i don;t know


where there is











surfing on a unicycle...


you've never tried anything this good


better than sex


better than drugs





"better surfing with both of them"





best extreme sport on the planet...


***





go fuckin HARD


..


..


..


the land surfer...
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Old 2003-11-15, 05:01 AM   #2
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I hear the pavement waves are sometimes really good near the San Andreas fault. It's a long wait between sets, though...
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Old 2003-11-15, 08:17 AM   #3
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Thats way too long for me to ever read, take like a third of the enters out of the sentance and I'll give it a try. Way too long htough.
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Old 2003-11-15, 09:44 AM   #4
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Heh... I thought they'd given it up after the last two random wailings ages ago went down like a lead balloon. Evidently not!

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Old 2003-11-15, 03:56 PM   #5
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This one worked for me. Some thought was put into this one and the gaps give it the pace it needs to be read in the mood intended.

Last night I skimmed the beginning, and read the middle to end and then went on to other threads. I re-read the entire thing this morning and actually enjoyed it.

I wouldn't want to read a new one every day though. And because its on a public forum I would have appreciated the an alternative to the F-word or at least reduce it to F* and F*'n. I hate it when I *hear* that word in public.
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Old 2003-11-15, 10:38 PM   #6
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I enjoyed it, but it was hard to read quite so spread out... Thanks,

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