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Old June 22nd 07, 02:14 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Listen to the man!!....... Mr. Moore he the man!!

Wrist guards if nothing else. I think I'd go with elbow guards next.
I stiff armed the pavement at college racing another guy. I left an
perfect imprint of my waffle stomper where I came off and a 7foot
streak of blue jeans jacket on the pavement where my shoulder hit and
skidded after stiff arming the pavement my elbow didn't stay locked and
it snapped down and hit the pavement too!! I didn't break anything
but my wrist and elbow hurt for about a month even with the electo
therapy.


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Old June 22nd 07, 08:56 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I have been learning since the age of 53 ... I am 58 now and still
learning.
very slow learner but no despair: the joys of unicycling pay for the
many, many falls and missed tries. keep going.
my practice of choice: Muni ! ah the joys of Muniing in the woods ....
time freezes and I am not ageing any more
I am not a man of "challenge" but nonetheless I think I should do
something for my 60th birthday next year .... something enjoyable (not
a 600km ride!) .... any suggestion?


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Old June 22nd 07, 02:04 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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wobbling bear wrote:
I have been learning since the age of 53 ... I am 58 now and still
learning.
very slow learner but no despair: the joys of unicycling pay for the
many, many falls and missed tries. keep going.
my practice of choice: Muni ! ah the joys of Muniing in the woods ....
time freezes and I am not ageing any more
I am not a man of "challenge" but nonetheless I think I should do
something for my 60th birthday next year .... something enjoyable (not
a 600km ride!) .... any suggestion?


I was planning on a 60km ride on my 60th but didn't train for it. I
felt guilty that day so I just did a short ride around the
neighborhood. 60km should be doable if you've trained for it and the
terrain isn't too hilly.

My wife and I signed up to do a century ride on bikes in September.
They do have a 37 mile option. Maybe next year I should do it on a uni.
I'd do it this year but I promised I'd ride with her.


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Old June 22nd 07, 02:56 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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patmoore wrote:
60km should be doable if you've trained for it and the terrain isn't too
hilly.



unless the scenery is breathtaking I will die from boredom! that's why
I prefer Muni: the terrain is always changing (and I seldom get what I
hate the most: "-faux-plats-" -that is something that looks flat but
isn't; my heart forgets to accelerate and I end up washed out-)


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Old July 1st 07, 02:36 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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when i was ten year old my dad made a uni out of the front wheel of a
tricycle. i learned to ride it on my own.the wheel did not last very
long.so that was the end of my uni riding for 45 years.then i seen
these road machines on the web.i had to get one.i went with the kh29
with the BA tire. if anything came back to me after all this time i
could not tell.


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