Anybody unicycle on the playa?

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Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby Toadfiend » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:08 pm

How practical would a unicycle be for transport around the playa?

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Postby The CO » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:28 pm

All I know is that I repaired one out there. Qwiksteel.
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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby unjonharley » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:14 pm

Toadfiend wrote:How practical would a unicycle be for transport around the playa?


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SAw a bunch out there this year.

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby MrMullen » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:37 pm

unjonharley wrote:
Toadfiend wrote:How practical would a unicycle be for transport around the playa?


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SAw a bunch out there this year.


Same here!
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Postby BAS » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:26 am

I was in Center Camp when some sort of unicycle rally went by (right while I was talking with the guy who had "The World's Most Fuel Efficient Car"-- namely, it was pedal powered!)

I can't say whether or not unicycles are practical, but people do use them.


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Postby dj_john69 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:53 pm

I had a guy that asked if he could bounce on my trampolines while on his unicycle...i said sure, dont break anything. He didnt. It was quite entertaining to watch. He was getting a few feet of air on each bounce.

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby justawheel » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:38 am

The first unicyclist I met was John at Future camp, which was next to me. He had 3 unicycles with him. The unicycle rally was held Thur 5:30 at the 9:00 circle.... I think there were 29 unicycles... they were all amazing... many of them took their unicycles through the art circle at center camp... hoping up the ramp and riding down...
I rode my electric unicycle across the playa to join them, and rode around about a quarter of the playa with them. I'm new at it so I stay away from soft sand and holes.. sure is fun though.. I believe next year there will be many more regular and electric unicycles..

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby Bob » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:58 pm

Saw the unicycle parade, and pestered Justawheel at our camp near 5:15/G. Glad to hear the Solowheel thing worked well.
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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby justawheel » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:44 am

Thanks for pestering :) I enjoyed answering questions about the wheel... I was on my way to center camp for Java. I rode it up through Saturday, and then decided there were too many big pot holes for an nubie rider like me to negotiate, so I used my "landola" for the remaining day. A number of people said they would email pics of me on the wheel. I will post a few pics when they do... [url]justawheel.com[/url] is basic, but up now.. with plans for enhancement soon

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby AntiM » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:23 am

The Utah fire conclave has a guy with a flaming unicycle.
http://burningman.org/timeline/

Poke me to experience my gooey insides!

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby Elderberry » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:50 am

There was a circus camp that was giving lessons in how to ride a unicycle, among other things.
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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby Nipple » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:59 am

There were a few of us.

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We took over the roller rink.

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby CaverX » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:33 am

Awesome, and with a pedal powered wooly mammoth in the background.

interestingly, the google finds nothing about the "pedal powered wooly mammoth"

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Re: Anybody unicycle on the playa?

Postby Nipple » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:48 am

Uh... I seem to recall the mammoth folks posting on eplaya. They're in that "Home" video with the song by Edwin Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.


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