|View Poll Results: Does being laughed at while you unicycle bother you?|
|Yes, it bothers me a lot. Sometimes I don't ride for fear of being laughed at.||5||4.42%|
|Yes, it bothers me a lot but I try not to let it bother me.||14||12.39%|
|Yes, it bothers me but only a little.||43||38.05%|
|No, it doesn't bother me at all.||51||45.13%|
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|2007-06-18, 02:11 PM||#107|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canberra, Australia
Hey I think it's hell funny how people think the comments they come up with are so funny and original. You know the type of comments I mean, like where's the other wheel etc.
My ride: Kris Holm XC 24"
|2007-06-19, 05:13 AM||#108|
North Shore ridin'
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Carmichael, CA
Wow, lots of violence out there. Why stop and have a confrontation with a drunk person or butthole? Really? I never had to take a swing at anyone while riding a unicycle. Noone's tried to mug me though, so stuff *could* happen...
Laughing used to bother me, but now it only occasionally does, and only a bit. The thing to remember is that you're being on a unicycle is not a "service" you're providing for the people along the street. You don't owe them anything and they shouldn't be expecting anything either. Some people laugh out of surprise, like "what a silly thing to suddenly see going down the street!" But others have that annoying, forced laughter of the person who automatically dismisses what they don't "get." This almost always requires the laugher to be with someone, you almost never hear it from lone people.
Usually if I'm out in public on a unicycle these days, it's on the Coker. I'm going fast enough to not need to worry about what people think, or say, unless I choose to slow down or stop. I usually don't. The nice thing with a Coker is nobody asks if they can try it! Back in my Freestyle days I got a lot of this, but during most of those years I had a unicycle that was a) too tall for most people to fit on, and b) very hard to damage from being dropped. No problem letting people have a try.
People trying to provoke you don't deserve a response. On the rare occasions when I get stuff like that, I just keep on riding like I never heard them.
"jfoss" at "unicycling.com"
"Unicycling is a way of looking at the world, making a choice to slow down, finish what you start, doing things not because they're easy, but because they're a challenge." -- Nurse Ben
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