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    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.

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    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.
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    And after you record the act on your dash cam, then what?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
    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!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    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.
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    They're certainly not bicyclists. Speed is more in line with peds and runners, which suggests salmoning is appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by italktocats View Post
    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.

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    pic's or it didn't happen

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    Do unicycles have a front and a back, or does it not matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matariki View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    ... 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    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

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    Mods should move this to the Unicycle Forum.

    Wait a minute...

    Just kidding.

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

    close also counts in hand grenades

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    Quote Originally Posted by italktocats View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
    close also counts in hand grenades
    Yes, and in artillary and mortar shells, but the expression only refers to horseshoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    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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