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KD5NRH 03-11-14 01:40 PM

Unisalmon sighting
 
Blonde college-age woman on a unicycle, salmoning on a 45mph 4-lane in town, while talking on the phone.

Definitely going to turn the dash cam on when I go back through there in a bit.

FBinNY 03-11-14 05:25 PM

So bicyclists are supposed to ride with traffic, but pedestrians are advised to walk against traffic.

So the question is, are people on unicycles considered bicyclist or pedestrians.

howsteepisit 03-11-14 05:41 PM

And after you record the act on your dash cam, then what?

gcottay 03-11-14 06:51 PM

If I were a young blond who could handle a unicycle I'd be invincible. Please post your video all over so I can also be a rock star.

vol 03-11-14 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16569114)
So the question is, are people on unicycles considered bicyclist or pedestrians.

And what about scooter and skateboard riders? I've encountered both salmoning in the dark toward me, with me between them and the vehicles passing by. Once it was at a turning corner. Neither of them had any light.

Chicago Al 03-11-14 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by howsteepisit (Post 16569147)
And after you record the act on your dash cam, then what?

1. Edit the video, with the 'Benny Hill' theme (actually 'Yackety Sax' by Boots Randolph) as an audio track.

2. Post to Youtube.

3.???

4. Profit!!!


Obviously.

CommuteCommando 03-11-14 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16569114)
So the question is, are people on unicycles considered bicyclist or pedestrians.

I've seen some cool and amazing things done with a unicycle. Cruising at "roadie speed" isn't one of them. I used to get really annoyed with salmon, but decided to stop fighting it, and treat it as another thing to add to the defensive riding palette.

Looigi 03-12-14 07:03 AM

They're certainly not bicyclists. Speed is more in line with peds and runners, which suggests salmoning is appropriate.

italktocats 03-12-14 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vol (Post 16569645)
And what about scooter and skateboard riders? I've encountered both salmoning in the dark toward me, with me between them and the vehicles passing by. Once it was at a turning corner. Neither of them had any light.

at least they wont get hit from behind....

vol 03-12-14 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by italktocats (Post 16570463)
at least they wont get hit from behind....

What about taillight? If they are going salmon, at least have a front light, so others (such as me in the above cases) and themselves won't be endangered. I was nearly hit by a passing car when trying to avoid the suddenly appearing salmon on scooter.

squirtdad 03-12-14 10:55 AM

pic's or it didn't happen

you can get some pretty big/fast unicycles including disc brakes

these are sometimes custom specialty at bronson silva bicycles Silva Cycles

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...psvyv7cfpe.jpg

Matariki 03-12-14 10:57 AM

Do unicycles have a front and a back, or does it not matter?

FBinNY 03-12-14 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Matariki (Post 16571093)
Do unicycles have a front and a back, or does it not matter?

Some do and some don't, depending mainly on the saddle and sometimes the pedals. However, in traffic, front and back would be defined by the direction of travel.

FBinNY 03-12-14 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by vol (Post 16571033)
... I was nearly hit by a passing car when trying to avoid the suddenly appearing salmon on scooter.

You've been riding in NYC traffic long enough to know that "close" only counts in horseshoes.

italktocats 03-12-14 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vol (Post 16571033)
What about taillight? If they are going salmon, at least have a front light, so others (such as me in the above cases) and themselves won't be endangered. I was nearly hit by a passing car when trying to avoid the suddenly appearing salmon on scooter.

if youre swimming against the stream (most likey out of 'safety reasons (= aka no experience or dangerous situation)) there would be noone behind you, unless its salmon season, and then you wouldnt need that rear light anyway

since youre heading towards eachother, having lights is, imo, not needed; youre both looking the same direction, at eachother

and even ninja salmons dont have invisibility cloaks, they always have to come from somewhere

JoeyBike 03-12-14 11:56 AM

Mods should move this to the Unicycle Forum.

Wait a minute...

Just kidding. :)

cderalow 03-12-14 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16571104)
You've been riding in NYC traffic long enough to know that "close" only counts in horseshoes.


close also counts in hand grenades

vol 03-12-14 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by italktocats (Post 16571217)
if youre swimming against the stream (most likey out of 'safety reasons (= aka no experience or dangerous situation)) there would be noone behind you, unless its salmon season, and then you wouldnt need that rear light anyway

since youre heading towards eachother, having lights is, imo, not needed; youre both looking the same direction, at eachother

and even ninja salmons dont have invisibility cloaks, they always have to come from somewhere

Hey, when I said he needed taillight, I meant when he was not going salmon, in reply to the post that said at least he wouldn't be hit from "behind" [edit: oh, that was in reply to you]. When going salmon, I said he needed front light. It was in the dark hours. Fortunately I had a front light. If neither of us had a light, we would have had a face-on collision.

I so miss the cold, stormy days that was not long ago, when I was the only one riding on the streets.

FBinNY 03-12-14 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cderalow (Post 16571359)
close also counts in hand grenades

Yes, and in artillary and mortar shells, but the expression only refers to horseshoes.

squirtdad 03-12-14 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16571830)
Yes, and in artillary and mortar shells, but the expression only refers to horseshoes.

I grew up saying "close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades" it could be regional difference like ordering coffee in NYC and getting the blue and white cup with coffee, cream and sugar if you don't say black. (at least that was how it was when I lived in NYC back in the days when Blondie was playing at clubs with a $2 cover charge.


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