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thinuniking
August 24th 03, 09:51 PM
the damage does not incule damage to your unicycle!!!


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chirokid
August 25th 03, 12:12 AM
thinuniking wrote:
> i just had to ask who else has any one broken benches ect on there
> unicycle? [/B]


TUK, the day I got my first unicycle, I attempted to break my father's
shin. Ended up just making his shin a bloody bruised mess, she swore he
thought I broke it! As most of you can visualize, in our stupidity of
unicycling mechanics, my Dad stood behind me and held my waist as I
tried to mount the uni. We all know where that other pedal planted,
yep, right on his shin...

Does that kind of damage count in your thread?

I should also mention, my Dad NEVER helped me mount my uni again, and
that was 32 years ago. --chirokid--


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thinuniking
August 25th 03, 12:30 PM
yes that's the sort of stuff i want


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JJuggle
August 25th 03, 07:55 PM
I confess. I knocked over a street sign in Long Beach Island, NJ once. I
was trying to mount my Coker towards the end of a long ride; I was too
tired to freemount and the street sign had come very loose and fell over
when I grabbed it.

Just to show what scum I was, some kind soul anonymously mailed back my
drivers license which had apparently fallen out of my, um, "small pack
that is strapped around the waist and has no proper name that does not
offend some nationality".

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ


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tomcopeland
August 26th 03, 05:06 AM
I broke my wrist when I fell off my 6í giraffe when I was a teenager.
The sprocket slipped and the wheel went right out from underneath me. I
couldnít write with the cast on my wrist and had to start college a
semester late.

My son kept jumping up on the brick planter by my front steps and
knocked some bricks loose. I had to tear several bricks out to repair
it properly.

We are very careful not to jump on public property that might be damaged
by our actions. I donít want unicycling to get the same reputation as
skateboarding.


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chirokid
August 26th 03, 05:25 AM
tomcopeland wrote:
> *We are very careful not to jump on public property that might be
> damaged by our actions. I donít want unicycling to get the same
> reputation as skateboarding. *


Tom, I am very glad to hear that attitude expressed. I can not jump on
anything, yet, but I hope I always keep your attitude when I can jump.


Multiple thumbs up to you. --chirokid--


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James
August 26th 03, 06:53 AM
Thats my rule of thumb when out riding in public places, if its going to
cause any damage to the thing in riding on i won't go on it!


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dustin
August 26th 03, 06:29 PM
Two years ago I was part of a show at the Peruvian Naval Academy for
their officers and cadets. This is Peru's equivalent of Annapolis.
They had a very nice auditorium and stage set-up. Before the
performance I was warming up and experimenting with the stairs and
platform level to see what I could incorporate into my set. The stage
has about a 3-4 foot drop to the hardwood floor that covers the
orchestra pit.

I've dropped to many a wooden floor before and never thought twice about
it. This time I should have. Thankfully I did a rolling drop and
rolled out of my landing. When I landed there was a loud crack rather
than the usually dull thud as the floor splintered and cracked. This
left a nice hole where you could see into the darkness and void of the
orchestra pit. Had I not rolled the landing I may have gone through the
floor completely. I was quite embarrassed and was afraid I was going to
find out how the Peruvian Military punished its ranks.

In the lower left of the pic you can see the spot where I jumped off the
stage. Unfortunately this doesn't show the floor. This is the only
pic I have from that performance.


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johnfoss
August 26th 03, 06:57 PM
Kudos to Tomcopeland and James. My rule of thumb is that I will not
break or damage things that are not mine, and also that I will not leave
a mark. Same as going into a national park or other public space, since
it's for everyone and not just me, this should be the approach. Lately
I've taken to photographing obvious areas of skateboard/inline skate
damage, to show to people when they don't understand what I'm talking
about.

My most embarrassing damage was a hole in a wall. And this was recently!
For a while we were doing unicycle club meetings in a storefront
activities center formerly used by Joe's Joint, a part of my wife's
company, STEP (http://www.stepsite.com/joes.htm). I was warning Jacquie,
who was riding along the wall, to be careful when approaching the far
wall. "If the unicycle slips out, like this..." and it made a big hole
in the thin sheetrock. Big laughs, and so much for my warning about how
it hurts if you're still on the seat when the wheel hits the wall!

My friends and I made gouges in the wooden bleachers at SUNY Purchase
(New York) University at the 1983 IJA Festival. We were jumping up and
down, with spikey metal pedals. A prime example of what one should not
do. I have since learned my lesson.

I'm sure there have been many others, but those are the ones that come
to mind.


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thinuniking
August 27th 03, 09:18 AM
i also try not to break public property but some things like tyre marks
can not be helped.The bench i did break was my own but it came with the
house and was not up to being sat on any way as it was rotten and had a
hole at the back were one of the beams were missing. but if i am going
to use a public bench i never use one that is in memory of someone do
not ask why.


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GILD
August 27th 03, 10:56 AM
dustin wrote:
> *Had I not rolled the landing I may have gone through the floor
> completely*


i realise it could've been rather serious but i can't help feeling u
missed out on the BIG TRICK to end all BIG TRICKS
;)


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thinuniking
September 23rd 03, 09:27 PM
i took a chunk out of a bench the other day i was going to hop off it
then my wheel sliped off my peddle stuck in the bench and it some how
stood there balanced?? i pulled it from the bench after i picked my self
up
happy days
ben


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m_extreme_uni
September 23rd 03, 10:09 PM
I have broken many things, but notably would be 5 picnic benches, and
some huge pedal marks, pretty much everywhere.

i actually broke the same picnic table twice! (i broke, they replaced, i
broke) ooops!

-Ryan


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Animation
September 23rd 03, 10:16 PM
All,

I damaged something while walking my unicycle. I ride from the car to
the front of work each day (its maybe a football field or a little less)
just because I can. I was in a hurry coming out of the elevator door on
my floor and my pedal slammed into a perfect, giant, shiny pot holder
complete with a gorgeous growing plant. After impact there were horrible
dings in the shiny surface and I had just been walking.

Hmmph. Ok not so exciting, but there you go.

Lewis


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gerblefranklin
September 24th 03, 02:43 AM
THe most embarrasing yet least shameful is when you scratch the bumper
of some idiotic car parked across the sidewalk. Those add 5 minutes to a
tight commute time every day for me. I have also chipped the paint on an
old concrete ledge at the local playground, and also put a few pedal
marks in the picnic bench. That's about it. Also a few tire tracks. I'm
more concerned about the safety of bystanders when I'm doing trials. I
do trials in the same playground where 3 and 4 year olds play, and I'm
careful enough that even some parents notice. My rule of thumb is don't
jump with anyone within 10 feet of you. This seems to slow my crank
grabs and such, but rather a slow crank grab, then an injured child:).
My experience.


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Checkernuts
September 24th 03, 04:30 PM
A picnic table and a box type thing that I cracked the plywood on the
top pritty bad.


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