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Old 2005-08-13, 12:43 PM   #151
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The lady who about 6 months ago said "You still riding that fool thing?" has become more congenial. Last night she walked by while I was practicing hopping and idling. She remarked, "Nice day for walk, er a bike ride, uh..... , or what ever you call that."

Another soul turned to the wheel!

Then she remarked on how hard that looks, and that she gets tired just seeing me do that.
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Old 2005-08-15, 10:22 AM   #152
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Well, obviously, it's her planet and we're all just here to keep her busy.

Tell her highness 'Hey' for us, willya?
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Old 2005-08-15, 04:24 PM   #153
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a little kid said i broke my bike yesterday
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Old 2005-08-15, 04:24 PM   #154
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Old 2005-08-15, 05:12 PM   #155
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non-rider comment

I was speaking to a coworker in the hall just now about my rekindled interest in unicycliing, and he observed, "When on a bike, you have to make corrections in only one dimension to maintain balance, left and right. On a unicycle, you have to account for 360 degrees. It's like YOU are the gyroscope."

Most people point out only four directions of control, left, right, forward and back, and I guess after you actually learn to ride, your brain automatically merges forward-back and left-right corrections into 360 degrees of control.

I thought he was quite clever with his comments...
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Old 2005-08-16, 07:18 AM   #156
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Re: non-rider comment

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"It's like YOU are the gyroscope."
that's T-shirt material
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Old 2005-08-17, 10:01 AM   #157
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I actualy rode my uni to uni today (5km is a loooong way on a 20"), and on the way home i got a guy lean out his window and shout "I BET YOU COULDN'T ROOT YOU'RE GIRLFRIEND ON THAT!"

I'm no level 11... But it still made me laugh
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Old 2005-08-17, 04:19 PM   #158
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Man, last night was wierd.

A 14-15 year old girl was walking with some friends and said, I kid you not ...

"Wow. Look. A unicorn."

I was speechless, didn't have a reponse, I just kept riding. I might have expected something like that from a 4-6 year old, but a her age??
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Old 2005-08-18, 06:14 PM   #159
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I was driving my car in town yesterday. I was getting out to go to the store. what I needed to bring in was (in the back of the station wagon) under a coker, a muni, and 2 freestyles.

As I was pulling the unicycles out and putting them onto the grass, a girl from the club and her dad came by riding on their bikes.

That's a weird coincidence! I said.

Not really, said the father, you're always pulling unicycles out of that thing.
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Old 2005-08-18, 08:45 PM   #160
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my mom sponsors a girl affected by the cherynobyl meltdown (she has a special attachment as we lived in Romania at the time, which is pretty close)

one person in their neighbourhood has a DVD player. By chance, the copy of TWNR we sent over was able to play on it.


HE IS VERY BRAVE TO ACT SUCH SPORT
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Old 2005-08-19, 08:12 AM   #161
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By chance, the copy of TWNR we sent over was able to play on it.
jayne's copy of TWNR may just have motivated her 4y/o to get serious with her 16" again
apparantly seeing another little girl riding was all she needed
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Old 2005-08-20, 07:09 PM   #162
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HE IS VERY BRAVE TO ACT SUCH SPORT

You need to do Tshirts with that on it.
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Old 2005-08-20, 07:31 PM   #163
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i get loads of different comments but i cant remember what they all are probably because they are all the same crap. but there is one old granny that always says "thats very clever". and a builder yesterday said "could you push a wheel barrow riding that, cuz' then you could push me and i wouldn't have to walk?" i thought that at least it was original but still crap
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Old 2005-08-20, 09:02 PM   #164
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On holiday recently I was riding round the caravan site and some little kids who were out on their little b*kes and tr*kes commented in a, "Wow! Look!" fashion. Then, when I passed them again, one shouted, "Look, there's the wheel man!"

"The wheel man" - I like it!
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Old 2005-08-23, 03:14 PM   #165
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There must be band members that post here.
'I'm a Wheel Man' will surely be a breakout hit soon.
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