Unicyling

DIscuss anything relating to non-standard cycles and their equipment.
User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 46836
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Unicyling

Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2008, 9:26am

We were at Ginsters Summer Party yesterday. They had a circus!

Also a 14 year old uncyclist doing tricks to entertain us while scoffing the BBQ and drinking beer. He was great, had the gift of the gab and kept us intralled.

Tricks included jumping over a bed of 6 inch nails, riding a giraffe uncycle with a helmet on with a bowl of fruit on top and making and drinking a fruit smoothie!

Then he rode another unicycle and demonstrated taking his shorts off while still riding!

Brilliant, and inspired!

Image
Image
Image
Mick F. Cornwall

User avatar
lauriematt
Posts: 963
Joined: 24 Apr 2008, 10:26pm
Location: shropshire

Postby lauriematt » 14 Jul 2008, 10:35pm

i sometimes struggle to ride two wheels let alone one :lol: :lol:

very talented
WHAT DOESNT KILL YOU .... CAN ONLY MAKE YOU STRONGER

User avatar
Wildduck
Posts: 1161
Joined: 24 Oct 2007, 7:28pm
Location: Southampton

Postby Wildduck » 15 Jul 2008, 9:32am

Dare I say three in my case?
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

MrsMothy
Posts: 59
Joined: 15 Apr 2008, 9:12am
Location: Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire

Postby MrsMothy » 16 Jul 2008, 5:52pm

We went to Shrewsbury folk festival last year (going again at Aug BH) and all the kids were learning to unicycle on diff height cycles as well as walk on stilts, juggle and hoola hoop but not necessarily at the same time. These kids were amazing.

Denise

User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 46836
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Postby Mick F » 16 Jul 2008, 7:40pm

I learned to walk on stilts at about the age of 9 or 10. Once learned, never forgotten.

At the Party last Sunday, the Circus people left loads of practical stuff for people to have a go. The stilts attracted me! Some young boys were trying, and hardly taking more than a couple of steps. I instructed them, and within a few minutes they were managing it - with big grins!

As for a unicycle, I tried many years ago, I just don't have the knack. What it needs, is for someone like me to show how it's done!
Mick F. Cornwall

User avatar
Ben Lovejoy
Posts: 1170
Joined: 26 Oct 2007, 9:47pm
Location: London/Essex
Contact:

Postby Ben Lovejoy » 10 Aug 2008, 3:43pm

That's nothing, we trike riders can ride a two-wheeled bicycle and a unicycle at the same time!
TRICE Q with Streamer fairing for the fun stuff
Brompton M3L for the commutery stuff
LEJOG blog: http://www.benlovejoy.com/cycle/tripreports/lejog/

User avatar
Wildduck
Posts: 1161
Joined: 24 Oct 2007, 7:28pm
Location: Southampton

Postby Wildduck » 10 Aug 2008, 3:51pm

Ben, the official founder of the Trike Acrobatic Club. Victory rolls optional :wink:
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

User avatar
zenzinnia
Posts: 293
Joined: 30 Jun 2008, 1:54pm

Postby zenzinnia » 11 Aug 2008, 8:45am

Mick F wrote:I just don't have the knack.


I found the problem was my knackers!