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    Just added a new set of wheel to my stable, and it's a fixie! Yes, wheel.

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    Has anyone else here ever tried to learn to ride a unicycle? Or is there a separate forum for that? (I'll bet it's only half the forum this one is!)
    L'asino di Buridano...

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    Nice half a ride there. I've always wanted to give one a go myself.
    Now the big question...

    You going clipless?

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    I did a Critical Mass ride where a unicyclist joined the group once. You should have seen the guy's legs go descending 10 % and steeper hills!
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    I had a unicycle but never could ride it. I eventually sold it.

    A guy I ride with goes "mountain unicycling" It's pretty cool. He also plays bike polo on his uni.
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    I haven't even really tried mountain biking! Mountain unicycling will have to wait until my next life.

    I actually bought the uni for my son - he juggles, and wants to learn to juggle while riding it. I used to be able to do that a little thirty five years ago. I'll certainly give it a go again. After I buy us both wrist and elbow protection. Hmmm... I wonder if unicycleforums.net has a Advocacy and Safety subforum, and if they have an endless "elbow and knee pad" thread.
    L'asino di Buridano...

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    Never learned. A few years ago, however, I encountered a unicyclist riding coast-to-coast in England. The English coast-to-coast ride isn't quite like North America's, it's only 144 miles. Plenty of hills, though, and far enough for a unicyclist. He was as fast as me up some of the hills, but it was the downhills that impressed me. Quads of steel.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    I see one or two around Irvine. They look like the off road type though, don't see them out much recently.
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    If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
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    farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.

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