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Old 2006-07-01, 05:17 PM   #796
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Well I seem to have entertained all the tourists at the beach today, even nearly ran over a couple of them, one guy who stepped sideways towards me as I was passing and one little girl, who meandered into my path as I was passing, so I rode round her and then she changed direction and stepped towards me again. Despite her sisters shouting frantically at her to mind out of the way she was just in a world of her own.

Later on a lady said to me, as I emerged from behind a wall "That's exiting. I thought you were just a normal cyclist". "No, I'm no normal cyclist".

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Old 2006-07-01, 10:07 PM   #797
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haha ... the other day I was messin around @ the school and I jumped UP a 3 stair, but there was a lady that was almost in my way

anyways she watched me and when i looked back her jaw was dropped and she was just staring @ me so i rode off, and did a crankstall on a 3' concrete post for a light pole
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Old 2006-07-02, 01:33 AM   #798
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I was riding towards the Monon Trail in Indianapolis (a former rail line that is a greenway now), and a little girl, no more than 3 or 4, sees me ride by and asks indignantly, "How can you do that on one wheel?" I said, "Well, it's easy, but it's hard, too." She thought about it as I rode past and screamed, "OK, that's just weird!"

Later, I got a chance to use one of the 4,312 retorts for the usual "Looks like you lost a wheel" line - I said my ex-wife got it in the divorce. A good laugh was had by all.

Finally, as I was riding home, someone in a passing car yells out "You fag!" Hmmm. Interesting how people who say that are always whizzing by at 40 miles an hour. Incidentally, I'm married with a son. How could they get it so wrong?

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Old 2006-07-02, 04:12 PM   #799
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I've got a couple of weird ones.

One guy behind me in a line told me he couldn't unicycle because he's got a urethra tear.

This loser in office attire with a female colleague (presumably) beside him tried to impress her by asking me if he could try my uni. I said yea sure and he went 'Just kidding! Haha' and you could tell the lady looked half embarrassed.

The best though, has got to be when this lady stopped me in the middle of an empty pathway and told me to use the bicycle path.
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Old 2006-07-02, 06:20 PM   #800
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Today i met a guy (about my age - 40ish) who was cycling whilst I was on the coker. He told me that he had learned to ride (relatively recently was my impression) a 20" & had heard of the bigger wheels but never seen one. He asked me if I was going to ride the Manchester to Blackpool ride on it (not this year anyway) and said that some people in his club were going to ride it on their unicycles. Cool eh!

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Old 2006-07-02, 06:40 PM   #801
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Took some friends to Port Talbot this evening to meet up with some poi spinners who were doing their stuff on the beach. I thought I'd take the uni out for a spin down the beach front.
After dropping off the mates, I walked the uni across the road to the prom.
Even just walking the thing turned the heads of everybody there. And let me tell you there were a LOT of people there!
Mounting against a post, I get comfortable, and I'm off.
"Look!"
"Look at that man!"
"Look what he's doing!"
"That man's only got one wheel!"
I get the occasional educated person saying "That man's on a unicycle!"
I smile a lot and get a lot of smiles back.

Now multiply all the above comments by around five hundred, and you get the jist of my evening.

I stop for a rest and a chubby kid approaches and ask me "Can you drive that thing?"
"Can I ride that thing, you mean." I say.
"Yeah, can you ride it?" he asks.
"No, I just like pushing it around for a laugh." I say, and ride away.

When I got to the end of the prom I bought an ice cream, and ate it on the way back while riding.
THAT was fun!
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I wuld get a 20' trialls uni prolly with a blu tiar.
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Old 2006-07-02, 07:15 PM   #802
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Took some friends to Port Talbot this evening to meet up with some poi spinners who were doing their stuff on the beach. I thought I'd take the uni out for a spin down the beach front.
After dropping off the mates, I walked the uni across the road to the prom.
Even just walking the thing turned the heads of everybody there. And let me tell you there were a LOT of people there!
Mounting against a post, I get comfortable, and I'm off.
"Look!"
"Look at that man!"
"Look what he's doing!"
"That man's only got one wheel!"
I get the occasional educated person saying "That man's on a unicycle!"
I smile a lot and get a lot of smiles back.

Now multiply all the above comments by around five hundred, and you get the jist of my evening.

I stop for a rest and a chubby kid approaches and ask me "Can you drive that thing?"
"Can I ride that thing, you mean." I say.
"Yeah, can you ride it?" he asks.
"No, I just like pushing it around for a laugh." I say, and ride away.

When I got to the end of the prom I bought an ice cream, and ate it on the way back while riding.
THAT was fun!

I live in the US... what the heck is a prom?? a sidewalk??
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Old 2006-07-02, 07:49 PM   #803
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I live in the US... what the heck is a prom?? a sidewalk??
is this a joke??
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Old 2006-07-02, 08:00 PM   #804
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is this a joke??
no, actually its not ... i have been confused about it since I got on this site... a prom is just a high school dance to me
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Old 2006-07-02, 08:05 PM   #805
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A prom is a promenade.
A walkway next to the sea or river.

http://www.costadelsol-holidays.com/...0promenade.jpg
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I wuld get a 20' trialls uni prolly with a blu tiar.
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Old 2006-07-02, 08:17 PM   #806
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A prom is a promenade.
A walkway next to the sea or river.

http://www.costadelsol-holidays.com/...0promenade.jpg
OHHH!!! ok, now I understand ... it all makes sense thanks
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Old 2006-07-02, 10:19 PM   #807
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"You're going to bust that wheel jumping up all those steps." Eventually, I suppose.

And one that might only be appreciated by the Scots among you: "On yer bike!"
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Old 2006-07-03, 04:07 AM   #808
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I live in the US... what the heck is a prom?? a sidewalk??

I as wondering about that too.
It's a dance where I live also
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Old 2006-07-03, 04:20 AM   #809
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Some woman of questionable sanity in the passenger side a pickup truck yelled either "Get off the road!" or "Good goin'!" at me the other day. The speed at which the truck was travelling was not conducive to conversation.
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Old 2006-07-03, 06:53 AM   #810
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On my way to UniHoki yesterday I stopped off at the garage to put some more air in my 24's Hookworm.
Since I have preciously little clearance on the frame, the tyre catches when I over-inflate so I have to be really carefull.
I popped some air in and then got on and rode around the car just to make sure the pressure was fine.
It was.
I stuck it back in the car and headed into the convenience shop to get a drink.
When I got to the cashier she wanted to know what 'that' is called.
I told her it's a unicycle and she then proceeded to ask a couple of very well thought out questions about learning to ride.
Quite a nice change.
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