Things you've never done

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 16 Sep 2013, 9:29pm

Had many a brilliant holiday on the canals and been through loadsa locks. :D
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby cycleruk » 16 Sep 2013, 9:43pm

Never done The London to Brighton vintage car run. :(
Never been to Trooping the Colour.
Not been up Blackpool Tower (don't want to either. :? ) and the Eiffel Tower is twice as high :shock:
Not driven a Rolls Royce (or any other fancy car.)
Not seen any Whales or wild Dolphins
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Geoff.D » 16 Sep 2013, 9:57pm

I've never spent money on myself, for a luxury item, without having a pang of guilt. (good Yorkshire, Methodist upbringing)

But I'm working hard on it. Having just retired and having a blast with a fabulous (nearly new) ICE trike off Ebay, I can confirm that the retail therapy is beginning to kick in!!!

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby ferrit worrier » 20 Sep 2013, 8:17pm

Never ridden a unicycle :roll: yet :lol:
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby tonythompson » 20 Sep 2013, 9:46pm

I've never told my wife how much my bikes cost. (she doesn't tell me about her shoes)
I've never spent more than I can afford. Unlike my wife on shoes
I've never really counted how many bikes I've got. Might find out I haven't enough :D Ditto my wife
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I've never been fishing or hunting
I've never finished a
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Vorpal » 20 Sep 2013, 9:48pm

tonythompson wrote:I've never finished a


:lol: :lol:
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 20 Sep 2013, 9:49pm

I have
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby JohnW » 20 Sep 2013, 10:52pm

Mick F wrote:I have


Have what.........?

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 21 Sep 2013, 12:03pm

Dunno, I've never tried it.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby byegad » 21 Sep 2013, 12:19pm

Well done Mick, sadly I...
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Elizabeth_S » 23 Sep 2013, 4:11pm

cycleruk wrote:Never done The London to Brighton vintage car run. :(
Never been to Trooping the Colour.
Not been up Blackpool Tower (don't want to either. :? ) and the Eiffel Tower is twice as high :shock:
Not driven a Rolls Royce (or any other fancy car.)
Not seen any Whales or wild Dolphins


Not done any of those or want to but the last, I've seen them both, Skye for Minke whales (from land at Rubha Hunish, http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/rubhahunish.shtml) and Gairloch for dolphins (from a boat), seen otters in the wild also.

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Ash28 » 23 Sep 2013, 9:36pm

Never rode a Kawasaki Z1000 naked but I know someone who has.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby ferrit worrier » 29 Sep 2013, 9:11am

Up thread I did say "Never ridden a unicycle, yet"

Well I still haven't, but!!!!!

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This should be a laugh or a trip to A&E all suggestions as to where to start will be appreciated, I can just about get on it as for forwards and backwards, :shock: :lol:
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 29 Sep 2013, 11:44am

I had go on one some years ago and really couldn't understand how to do it.

Similar thing ............... stilts.

Big Sis and me had a pair each made by the local carpenter one summer - 1960?
We both tried, she managed a few steps within an hour or two, but I couldn't do it at all. I was 8 and in tears. :oops:

However, by persevering and starting off from a wall, I got the hang of it. Within a week, I could be on them all day! :D
By the time I was 10 or 11, I'd made straps to hold my feet to hold the poles to my thighs, and I could walk on them "no hands"! Years later, I would still walk on them.

When our girls were young, I made them a pair. Both of them learned by using my technique and under my instruction. We didn't have tears as it was easy coz I knew how to do it and they learned directly from me. I have no doubt whatsoever that I could stilt-walk even now, and no doubt whatsoever that the girls could do it too. Dunno about Big Sis, but I reckon she could still do it if she tried.

My attempts at unicycling were terrible. I had no instruction and no natural technique available or shown to me, consequently, I gave the thing back. :oops:
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby 661-Pete » 29 Sep 2013, 2:29pm

ferrit worrier wrote:Up thread I did say "Never ridden a unicycle, yet"

Well I still haven't, but!!!!!

IMG_0365w.JPG


This should be a laugh or a trip to A&E all suggestions as to where to start will be appreciated, I can just about get on it as for forwards and backwards, :shock: :lol:

You need an absolutely smooth, level piece of ground (tarmac, cement, or paved: not grass). Find somewhere like a gateway or narrow passageway, where you can grab two pillars or similar with both hands on either side of you. Position yourself on unicycle with both feet on pedals, your leading foot (the one you normally start off with) forward, crank just above horizontal. Then try to do a half-revolution, letting go of pillars at same time.

You will fall off. Pick yourself up, re-position and try again.

Managed one half-rev? Try a full revolution. Then two. Then three. And away you go!

It took me about a week. But in the intervening years, I've 'lost' the knack... :cry:

Oh and btw - the longer part of the saddle goes forward. It should be tilted slightly up - a bit more than in your picture.
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