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Re: One for the road
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2016, 04:14:52 PM »
Much nicer riding yesterday and today without the wind.
Sounds like Brad and T are contending with some foul weather up Shasta way.
I wanted to go to Pinns today but couldn't get motivated to go solo.
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2016, 08:50:54 AM »
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I wanted to go to Pinns today but couldn't get motivated to go solo.

Solo is fine once and a while.
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2016, 09:30:22 AM »
Solo is fine once and a while.

Solo is good on the uni.
Most days I prefer to share my climb time - especially when there is work to be done  :ihih:
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2017, 02:08:21 PM »

I had a good initial ride today.
I haven't told very many people but I had a bad unplanned dismount about 5 weeks ago and haven't been back on the wheel since. It happened after I fixed a couple broken spokes and put on a brand new tire. Last time I put on a new tire I had a similar feeling of extreme uneasiness and sudden inability to turn well. The new tire has a much rounder profile and a really squirrely feel. Last time I put a new one on it took me about a week to adjust to it - luckily I didn't have any wrecks.

I wasn't riding partly because of wet weather and partly because of PTUPDT (Post Traumatic Unplanned Dismount Trauma).

Now muscle memory is a good thing when it comes to riding uni but in this case I would prefer that my cranial muscles forget what happened.

Today was the day.

It took me 8 tries to get on.

I felt wobbly and weak but fell into a good slow pace after a few minutes.

I haven't been that nervous on a ride in...well I can't remember when.

It will take me a while to get my confidence back but that's okay.

I had the good sense to dismount prior to the site of my sideways superman getoff.

Turn by turn, I will get there  :thumbup: :biggrin: :yesnod: :arf:
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2017, 02:18:05 PM »
...unplanned dismount...

So you fell?

Can we call it an unplanned dismount in climbing?

I've never seen you ride - do you wear pads and/or wrist guards or a helmet?

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Re: One for the road
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2017, 03:06:10 PM »
So you fell?

Can we call it an unplanned dismount in climbing?

I've never seen you ride - do you wear pads and/or wrist guards or a helmet?


I slowed for some traffic at my usual spot so I could turn across the road and finish my ride.
When I started across I got off balance (from the new tire) and pedaled hard trying to regain my balance.
I launched sideways (with considerable momentum) and went flying superman style, landing in the middle of the road.

A guy in a work truck was a bit behind me and was nice enough to stop and ask if I was okay.

I said - "No, but I'll live" as I hobbled off, adding a thanks.

I do wear wrist guards, a helmet and ankle bone guards - you can see them in my video at the start of this thread  :biggrin:


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Re: One for the road
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2017, 03:37:35 PM »
I've had those.
Causing trouble when not climbing.

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Re: One for the road
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2017, 05:48:18 PM »
I've had those.

I find that hard to believe based on your shoe size  :lol:
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2017, 05:56:27 PM »
Can we call it an unplanned dismount in climbing?

The UPD is pretty much uni specific lingo. I never heard that term until I became a one wheel convert.

Not sure it is appropriate for climbing since you aren't typically mounted on anything.(insert joke here)
The exception might be some of these knife-edge aretes where the ride-em cowboy technique applies.
In most cases I can think of at Pinnacles, if you fall off there, it will probably just be part of your eulogy or epitaph  :yesnod: :lol: :yikes:
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2017, 10:31:09 AM »
In my MTB circles we call it elbow surfing.
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2017, 09:07:24 PM »
I've been having some problems with spokes breaking over the last year or so. It's a pain to fix and sometimes keeps me from riding for a few days. I decided a couple months ago to get a second wheel so I'll have a spare when it happens again. I opted for the only other brand of 36 inch wheel out there - The Coker Big One - shown on the right. My original wheel is a Nimbus Titan. I haven't had the new one out yet but it is nice and has 48 spokes versus the Titan's 36.
Plus now if anyone comes to visit and they can ride a cruiser, we can have a spin together. :yesnod: :ihih:


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Re: One for the road
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2017, 08:19:40 AM »
JC, why not connect the two and see how that works?
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2017, 08:25:08 AM »
You will also need something to steer with.

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Re: One for the road
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2017, 09:59:32 AM »
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You will also need something to steer with.

He could make a wheelchair.

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Plus now if anyone comes to visit and they can ride a cruiser, we can have a spin together. Yes Nod Ihih
Brad on a unicycle. :crazy:

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Re: One for the road
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2017, 12:07:56 PM »
You will also need something to steer with.

You might need something.
I will put the horns on one for you.
You'll want to be solid on your back dismount :lol:
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2017, 12:10:08 PM »
He could make a wheelchair.

DIE!  :prrr: :ciappa:

Brad on a unicycle. :crazy:

He'd have to pay me in full for it first  :lol:
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2017, 05:53:23 PM »
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What's the difference between a well dressed man on a unicycle and a poorly dressed man on a bike?

Attire.

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Re: One for the road
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2017, 08:29:33 PM »
I think we need to start a thread for Brad jokes.

By the way clink - who are you quoting?
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Re: One for the road
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2017, 08:50:38 PM »

What kind of a diet do unicyclists eat?

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Re: One for the road
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2017, 09:24:43 PM »
BrAD jokes.