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One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby il padrone » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:35 am

Unicycling across Canada, attracting some comments on Facebook

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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:41 pm

About a 30 inch wheel. Butthe backpack? Woosy. :lol: I have loaded my 70L on more than one occasion.

Seriously though, trekking on a unicycle is a tough way to do it. Extra weight makes simple turns really awkward even before variable ground underneath.

And larger wheels, while having the advantage of reduced cadence, are hard work and hard to ride in anything but straight lines and bland curves. Though he will have aero bars to hang a few things off and to make it somewhat steerable.

Good luck to the guy. My aged knees are beyond doing anything like that, though I'd like to have ago sometime.
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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby il padrone » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:16 pm

She.... ;)
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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby il padrone » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:45 pm

And another epic unicycle-tourist who has reached British Columbia after riding 22,000 kms around the Americas.


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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby rodneycc » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:16 am

Are you sure someone didnt photoshop half the bike out? Just looks a really weird position. But seriously hats off to Colin and these girls/guys they really must be fit as anything and love what they do.
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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby PA » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:40 pm

Spotted Colin out for Halloween.

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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:35 pm

PA wrote:Spotted Colin out for Halloween.

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Not really - this pic is very old. :D Besides I wouldn't want to be noticed any more than I already am.

However, if I ever do, I have a skeleton morph suit that my kids bought me for a birthday. Add a top hat and it's pretty impressive on a giraffe unicycle.

(What sort of kids buy their dad a morph suit? What sort of anyone buys one for a pensioner?)
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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby PA » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:43 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:What sort of anyone buys one for a pensioner?)

My Dad doesn't even buy Green Bananas at his age, just the ones that can be eaten today.
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Re: One for ColinOldnCranky

Postby Summernight » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:04 am

il padrone wrote:And another epic unicycle-tourist who has reached British Columbia after riding 22,000 kms around the Americas.


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He's a wizard off to the annual Quidditch tournament - can't you see his Firebolt broomstick tucked up underneath him? :P
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