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Old 2017-10-26, 05:12 PM   #7861
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Maybe she should have said "Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa..." That might have reassured her dog. Or maybe not, depending on the dog, I guess.
„Ein Gespenst fährt rum in Europa“ would be more appropriate. Her dog would definitely know what she means.
What she said was interesting in a sense: to use the term „ghost cyclist“ for unicyclists.
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Old 2017-10-26, 05:34 PM   #7862
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Oliver Sacks the neurologist wrote a book about phantom limbs. People who've had amputations sometimes feel an itch on a part of their body that no longer exists physically. Maybe some people perceive a unicycle as having a phantom second wheel, and that's the wheel they always shout about when we ride past them.
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Old 2017-10-26, 07:09 PM   #7863
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I hope people don't ask amputees "Where's your other arm?"
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Old 2017-10-26, 07:37 PM   #7864
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I hope people don't ask amputees "Where's your other arm?"
I would!
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Old 2017-10-26, 11:29 PM   #7865
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Riding along a somewhat narrow track today, I saw two women in front of me, walking the same way as I rode. To get noticed I announced myself with "ring ring" (like a bike bell). They stepped aside to let me pass. When they had noticed that I was on a unicycle, I explained "oh well, the bell fell off", and after a slight pause, "as well". They laughed.

So far, nothing unusual.
But then one of them replied "take care don't fall off yourself... as well".
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Old 2017-11-05, 04:41 PM   #7866
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Riding down an unofficial footpath (disused railway line) I saw a chap ahead of me: elderly, dressed in a wax jacket and flat cap and leading a black Labrador dog. He looked every inch the countryman. He heard me approaching and stepped off the track, calling his dog to heel. He had a good 20 seconds as I approached, and I half expected him to use that time to come up with a "Where's your...?" comment. As I approached, I thanked him for stepping aside and he nodded and said, "The only way to travel."

One fo the few genuinely new comments I've ever had.
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Old 2017-11-06, 04:55 PM   #7867
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"You need a snowplow on that thing," said the somewhat intoxicated fellow as I rode my Nimbus 27.5 down the street.
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Old 2017-11-16, 04:26 AM   #7868
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Young boy (maybe 7 or 8) said to me a couple days ago 'don't you feel shame when people laugh at you when riding?'... Now why would he assume a thing like that!!

He then proceeded to try to get on my 26" muni insisting he can ride it (seat's practically past his chest).

Very bold, this one lol

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Old 2017-11-16, 05:09 AM   #7869
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"That looks uncomfortable."
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Old 2017-11-16, 02:40 PM   #7870
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I rode off the edge of a storm sewer in my neighborhood. It was about a one foot drop. My neighbor was walking up the street at the time. He said "Dangerous game." I felt like I was being called an idiot and a dork...in the same sentence. I smiled and rode away.
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Old 2017-11-16, 07:07 PM   #7871
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Yesterday, some old lady belonging to a bunch taking up the whole width of the available footpath for no apparent reason said: that would be a lot easier with an extra wheel and some handlebars.. i said (like the lame dork that i truly am) yea? That s what you re sayin! While thinking yeah but it wouldn t even be half the fun.. Today some person asked for my phone number and insisted that we should get together and have some nice time if only this wisdom had been available and seen much sooner! Riding a unicycle makes you a, errrrm, Love Magnet or something eh huhuh.
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Old 2017-11-17, 08:07 PM   #7872
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