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Old April 2nd 04, 01:24 AM
Allen Wittman
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Hello all! I've lurked these forums for a few months, and I think that
now is a good time to jump into the fray.

Without going through my whole life story, I found unicycling on
Christmas while at my relatives' house. They had a cheap, little
unicycle with a way-too-low seat. To top things off, I was feeling a
bit nauseous from some bug I had picked up during my time home. I tried
and I failed. Dizzy and disoriented, I gave up after 15 minutes or so.
However, for some odd reason, I thought, "hey, this would be great," so
I started looking up unicycle information online. Since this community
is so (unfortunately) tiny, finding good resources isn't hard to do.
And, thusly, I ended up here.

Over the next few days I read everything I could about this sport. I
picked up so much insight before ever getting on another unicycle.
After a -lot- of researching, I ended up ordering a 20" Torker LX and,
upon receiving the delivery, got to work on January 6. I was up and
riding free about a week later and now, after a little less than three
months, I'm an unofficial Level 2 rider.

I'd just like to take time now in this horribly long post to thank all
of you guys for being here as part of the best group of people around.
The unicycling community possesses a level of camaraderie and goodwill
that one cannot find just anywhere. Even the most skilled riders are
down to earth and humble, willing to lend helpful advice to the newest
of newbies. Thanks.

Anyway, now that I've made my "ceremonial" first post, I reckon I'll be
posting here more often than never, initially with some questions
concerning my first big purchase and whatever other areas I can offer a
bit of assistance or interesting conversation. This post is way too
long, so I think it's time to stop typing.

Thanks a lot,

Allen


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Old April 2nd 04, 01:30 AM
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Welcome, Allen, I certainly wish I had the knowledge of a forum of
people before I ordered mine!

I'm sure many feel the same way.

Post often! Any question you have, there are 20 answers for

PS, start saving for your 36" Coker!


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Old April 2nd 04, 01:40 AM
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Sofa wrote:
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PS, start saving for your 36" Coker! *



Yes, because you'll want one AFTER buying your first MUni ;-)

Welcome!


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Old April 2nd 04, 01:42 AM
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mscalisi wrote:
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Yes, because you'll want one AFTER buying your first MUni ;-)

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No, he'll want one after he sees how small a 29r really is, it's
basically a trials uni...he needs a trials uni too.

Oh no, Allen, get ready!


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'It really doesn't matter, because in a few years, you will have every
size made' - chirokid's response to 20" or 24"?

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Old April 2nd 04, 01:47 AM
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Sofa wrote:
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Oh no, Allen, get ready! *



Oh, I'm ready. I'm already pretty much decided on a new KH 24" once
unicycle.com receives its delayed shipment.

I'm used to this "about to spend -waaay- too much money" feeling--I
already play guitar.


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Old April 2nd 04, 01:50 AM
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Allen Wittman wrote:
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I'm used to this "about to spend -waaay- too much money" feeling--I
already play guitar. *



Isn't it funny how everything has a group of 'I'll spend anything'
followers?

'You spent $4000 on a bicycle?????(cdn)' I got once, as the sayer, then
peered into his $2000 bird spotting scope (binoculars on a tripod)


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Old April 2nd 04, 02:07 AM
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Is this where we say we are alcoholics too?

Welcome to the Forums
Chex


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Old April 2nd 04, 02:18 AM
mscalisi
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Sofa wrote:
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No, he'll want one after he sees how small a 29r really is, it's
basically a trials uni...he needs a trials uni too.

Oh no, Allen, get ready! *




I want a 29er!! Actually, I want a blueshift!!! and I want a 3-wheeler
and a...blah blah blah blah


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Old April 2nd 04, 02:20 AM
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Checkernuts wrote:
*Is this where we say we are alcoholics too?
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No, wait till the May long weekend at the 24hr race for that!


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'It really doesn't matter, because in a few years, you will have every
size made' - chirokid's response to 20" or 24"?

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*63* products

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Old April 2nd 04, 02:21 AM
mscalisi
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Allen Wittman wrote:
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Oh, I'm ready. I'm already pretty much decided on a new KH 24" once
unicycle.com receives its delayed shipment.

I'm used to this "about to spend -waaay- too much money" feeling--I
already play guitar. *



After Moab this year, I've decided that my KH24 needs about $400 of
upgrades (carbon air-seat, reeder handle, magura brakes....etc)

It's a great cycle!!!


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