HJF Workshops (This workshop will be followed by an optional unicycling tour of Arcata.) Introductionto MUNI (mountain unicycling) Taught by Thomas Dunklin (and any other http://www.humboldt.edu/~jshsu/hjf3/workshops2003.html
Extractions: For times of workshops please check the Schedule . If you are interested in teaching a workshop please send us an e-mail Vern Coffey A New England native, Vernon Coffey discovered humboldt in 2000, when he came to Humboldt State University on exchange from the University of Massachusetts. It was here in arcata that juggling took on a central role in his life (thanks to the awesome community of jugglers in Humboldt). It was also here that he learned contact juggling and poi. After returning to Massachusetts to complete his degree, He's back in Arcata where he firedances, juggles, makes tofu, parties, and finds other ways to make good use of that Bachelor of Science degree. Clark has been juggling since Fall 1985. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University. Clark's interest in the intimate bond between juggling and music has drawn him into a world of beating out rhythms in his juggling patterns. When he is not being dragged into a performance by his juggling partner he can often be found spending hours working on his devilstick and diabolo patterns.
MrOutdoors.com - Columns ALIGN= center . New form of outdoor recreation mountain unicycling. SeaburyBlair Jr. Mr. Outdoors, I've actually considered trying mountain unicycling. http://www.mroutdoors.com/hpcolumn/1115out.html
Extractions: If you are as accomplished at mountain biking as me - which is to say that my bike, the Great Emasculator, rides me as often as I ride it - you might find this new trend somewhat alarming. I mean, I can't manage two wheels without spending a good deal of time gouging ruts in the trail with my ANSI-approved helmet.
CA MUni '98 California mountain unicycling Weekend 1998. John Foss has photos up on the officialCA MUni '98 site. I went. I rode. It was great. And now, the pictures! http://www.aigeek.com/uni/muni98/
Extractions: John Foss has photos up on the official CA MUni '98 site I went. I rode. It was great. And now, the pictures! There were plenty of riders there crazier than I am. That's David Poznanter, showing his contempt for Darwinian theory. I wasn't entirely sane though, usually opting for the more difficult routes on the trail. On the first day, anyway. These humps (that I did ride over after a few tries) reminded me of the carnival game where you try to roll a ball over a hill and have it not roll over the next hill. As usual, the two-dimensional picture is less obvious than the reality, but you can figure out what the trail is doing by looking at it's left edge. Just another rocky section of trail I rode over and decided to capture for posterity. My posterior has since recovered. We often had a great view from the trail of the valley below. We eventually rode all the way down to the river. The more energetic expert riders also rode all the way up, but several of us opted to get a lift to the interesting part of the trail, near the top. This is much later, after the morning ride, after lunch, and after the true experts finished their cliff-hugging detour and rejoined the somewhat bored remainder on the practically paved Stagecoach Trail. Here we are, streaming out from our meeting point down the mountain. The end of this trail, almost at the river, was entirely loose rocks and was some of my favorite riding.
Seth And His Unicycle interesting terrain. I got my first taste of rough terrain ridingat the first California mountain unicycling weekend. I prefer http://www.aigeek.com/uni/
Extractions: For a while I lived in Edinburgh, an urban unicycling nightmare of cobblestones, wind, rain, and pedestrians. While there, I mostly avoided the streets and just rode on dirt trails up and around the crags . The trail wasn't very rough, except where it's too steep and slippery, but it was close. Before and since then, in Sunnyvale, I mostly ride to and in nearby Serra Park. There's dirt, there are steps, there are big paved areas, and best of all there's an artificial river they leave dry in the winter. Mostly I rode around in that, when it's dry. During the summer I ride around on the dirt under the trees, up and down the curbs, hop up the steps, and sometimes ride down them. I've also ridden trails in various Open Space Preserves . The views are nice, but they're all a bit of a drive away. I prefer the park, since it has no annoying hills and, in the winter, has more interesting terrain. I got my first taste of rough terrain riding at the first California Mountain Unicycling weekend . I prefer a bumpy dirt trail with lots of rocks that doesn't go up and down huge hills, which is why I spend all my time in the riverbed. I had a blast at the 1998 CA MUni Weekend , and took some pictures which I have online.
Extractions: : : : : Gilby's Website : : : : Free Unicyclist.com eMail: yourname @unicyclist.com _Unicycle T-Shirts_ Unicycling Planet Unicycle Across Minnesota 1999 Expert Competitor The Language of Unicycling E.T - ein Einrad-Traum 1998 Expert Competitor Hardcore Unicycling Primitive Unicycling Twin City Unicycle Club 1998 USA Unicycle Team Unicycling Productions -Order T-shirts- -T-shirts Availability- Links to websites Clipart Double Wheeler Photos Ride Log Minneapolis on Fire Parky Rolling Tatooed Parrot Who is Gilby? Guestbook Add to Guestbook Feedback E-mail Me What's New Webrings Home These shirts are printed on forest green high quality Hanes Beefy-T Cotton Adult Tee Shirts and Sweatshirts. The idea for this shirt came to me while sitting in a sub shop on the first day of the 1999 National Unicycle Convention in Washington. I was looking at a little banner that had the various beverage logos on it that the place sold and the idea popped into my head.
Gilby's Website Favorite Unicycling Links John Foss, the UniCyclone, has many photo galleries such as the infamous 'thingsnot to do on a unicycle', winter unicycling, mountain unicycling, and the http://www.gilby.com/unicycling/links.html
Extractions: : : : : Gilby's Website : : : : Free Unicyclist.com eMail: yourname @unicyclist.com _Unicycle T-Shirts_ Unicycling Planet Unicycle Across Minnesota 1999 Expert Competitor The Language of Unicycling E.T - ein Einrad-Traum 1998 Expert Competitor Hardcore Unicycling Primitive Unicycling Twin City Unicycle Club 1998 USA Unicycle Team Unicycling Productions -Order T-shirts- -T-shirts Availability- Links to websites Clipart Double Wheeler Photos Ride Log Minneapolis on Fire Parky Rolling Tatooed Parrot Who is Gilby? Guestbook Add to Guestbook Feedback E-mail Me What's New Webrings Home Below is a collection of unicycling links that Gilby finds most useful. There is also a comprehensive unicycling links database that Gilby also maintains, please add your website to it. The Unicyclist Community - free email, webspace, chat, forums, multimedia and more for unicyclists. The Unicycle Page - The original and most comprehensive page on unicycling. Homepage der deutschen Einradfahrer - the most complete unicycling resource in German.
Krisholm.com Biography It wasnt until the summer of 1998 that Kris discovered through the internet thatmountain unicycling was a real sport and had an annual competitive event http://dangeruni.unicyclist.com/bio.html
Extractions: BIOGRAPHY Kris was inspired to begin unicycling at age 12 after he saw a street performer playing a violin on his unicycle in Kris' hometown of Victoria, Canada. Kris thought this was very cool, since he also played the violin. After mastering this trick he started looking for other unicycling challenges, and riding trails seemed like an exciting idea. Kris then spent the next 13 years riding difficult terrain both locally and also around Western North America during rock climbing trips. It wasnt until the summer of 1998 that Kris discovered through the internet that mountain unicycling was a real sport and had an annual competitive event called the California Mountain Unicycling weekend. After traveling to this event and winning all categories, he realized that the terrain he rode was the most difficult ever ridden on a unicycle. Kris then went on to win 7 titles at the 1999 and 2001 North American Unicycling Championships, and is the current World Unicycle Trials Champion and official world record-holder in unicycle high jump at 90 cm. Kriss first real break into professional sport came in October 1998, when the bike-action video North Shore Extreme II featured him riding on the Vancouver North Shore, notorious for some of the most difficult mountain biking terrain in the world. The outrageous concept of
Krisholm.com Movies INTO THE THUNDER DRAGON A featurelength mountain unicycling odyssey in theHimalayan kingdom of Bhutan, available in both DVD and VHS. ONE TIRED GUY. http://dangeruni.unicyclist.com/clips.html
Saratoga News | Unicycling rides to school with the kids and then continues on his sevenmile commute to workas a software engineer, his true passion is mountain unicyclingor MUni, as http://www.svcn.com/archives/saratoganews/12.15.99/cover-9950.html
Extractions: Single Minded Unicycle riders are passionate about going places one wheel at a time By Leigh Ann Maze The unicycle is no longer just for circus performers and jugglers. A small but growing number of unicyclists, including a handful of local residents, are pedaling unicycling away from its birthplace in circus tents and out into the wild. Trey Miller, 7, who lives part-time with his father in Saratoga, often can be seen practicing on his unicycle at the Saratoga High School track during his sister's cheerleading practice. When he first began, Trey would measure the progress he could make without falling first in inches, then feet, and finally laps. "I can go around three times without stopping," Trey says. Now, Trey often rides his unicycle to Daves Avenue School in the mornings alongside his best friend, Beau Hoover, and Beau's father, Nathan Hoover of Los Gatos. Although Nathan Hoover occasionally rides to school with the kids and then continues on his seven-mile commute to work as a software engineer, his true passion is mountain unicyclingor MUni, as it is called by aficionados of the emerging sport. MUni riders travel the same steep, treacherous trails as mountain bikers, except on one knobby tire instead of two, usually without brakes and never with gears.
Extractions: One-wheeled wonders are growing in numbers -!-!- By Cristina Cardoze -!-!- 2002-04-10 -!-!- Unicycling the sport of riding a single wheel with pedals and a seat is gaining popularity all over the world. There are about a million unicyclists in the United States alone. Contrary to popular perceptions, they are not all juggling circus clowns. Most unicyclists are ordinary people who love the challenge of balancing on one wheel. -!-!- No brakes. No gears. No handlebars. "No problem," says John Foss, President of the International Unicycling Federation and three-time world champion unicyclist. "Unicycling is not as dangerous as it looks," he said. "Anyone can learn." Unicycling the sport of riding a single wheel with pedals and a seat is gaining popularity all over the world. According to Foss, the Internet's ability to disseminate information about the sport and the rise of innovative disciplines like mountain unicycling, have increased curiosity and awareness. John Drummond, who started the first and only online unicycle department store three years ago, says that most of his sales are to first-time buyers. "New unicyclists are our bread and butter," said Drummond, whose company's revenues topped $700,000 last year. Drummond estimates that there are about a million unicyclists in the United States, and they are not all juggling circus clowns. Most unicyclists are ordinary people who love the challenge of balancing on one wheel. They unicycle to stay in shape, socialize, play games, run errands, walk their dogs and commute to work. And their numbers are growing. Joe Merrill, 38, and David Stone, 35, founded Unatics of New York, the first unicycling club in New York City, about a year ago. The club started with 15 members and has since ballooned to 110 men and women, ranging 5 five to 50 years of age. "There are times when we get 10 new members a week," Merrill said. Unatics of New York meets twice a month by a band shell in Central Park. Members practice skills and ride around the bike paths. Sometimes they try different types of unicycles, including one that spins in the middle, one that has a 46-inch wheel (nicknamed Godzilla) and a few 6-foot-high "giraffes." "It's quite a scene to see 30 unicyclists riding around Central Park," Merrill said. The scene is good for recruiting. "There's always someone that says 'I want to learn to do that,'" Merrill added. But learning to ride a unicycle is much harder than mastering a traditional two-wheeler. It takes about two weeks of practice to learn to ride and a few more weeks to do turns and basic tricks. Both Foss and Merrill say the degree of difficulty works against the sport ever gaining mass appeal. "Most people will look at a unicyclist and say, 'I could never do that,' Merrill said, "but there's a small group of people that say, 'that's possible, and if he can do it, so can I." Merrill learned to ride a unicycle when he was growing up in Maine. His grandfather saw him trying to balance on a single tricycle wheel and got him a unicycle. Merrill fell in love with it. He rode his unicycle through high school and college but stopped when he moved to New York to become a computer networking professional. Then he met David Stone at their daughters' gymnastics class. Stone was not easy to miss. He rode his unicycle to the gym with his son in a stroller on one side and his daughter on a skateboard-like contraption in the back. "I immediately fell in love with it again," Merrill said. "I said to myself, 'this is what I've been missing all this years.'" According to Merrill, unicycling is great exercise because you can never stop pedaling. It's fun, extremely challenging and it's something most people can't do. Merrill and Stone started unicycling together on a regular basis and later formed Unatics of NY. Since then, Merrill's love of the sport has escalated. He practices at least 90 minutes a day, rides his unicycle to work on sunny mornings and has picked up mountain unicycling, the newest fad in the unicycling world. Mountain unicycling combines elements of mountain biking and downhill skiing. "You get the same level of excitement as in downhill skiing, but it's not as dangerous," Merrill said. On a unicycle, you can go only as fast as you can pedal (about 8 miles an hour), you can't coast, and if you lose your balance, all you have to do is jump off. Mountain unicycling is the trend now, but the sport's evolution is continuing. There are unicycle aficionados all over the world who think there's no limit to the things that can be done on one wheel. Clubs in Minnesota, Michigan and Quebec play unicycle basketball. A club in New Orleans focuses on unicycle polo. Unicycle hockey is popular in California and abroad. Australia, China, Denmark, Great Britain, Switzerland and New Zealand have active unicycle hockey teams. Germany has a full-blown unicycle hockey league. And a group of people in England use unicycles instead of flying broomsticks to play Quidditch, the famous Harry Potter sport. The World Unicycling Championships will be held in Seattle this summer. According to Foss, about 600 unicyclists are expected to attend. The next step is to make unicycling into an Olympic sport. "After all," said Merrill, "it's definitely more fun than curling." -!-!- Joe Merrill, left, and David Stone founded Unatics of New York, New York City's first unicycle club, a year ago. -!-!- Alison Devine
Mountain Unicycle ONE LESS WHEEL mountain unicycling When Sunday August 22, 3pm. Meetat McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park near Stanyan St. Contact Joe http://www.bikesummer.org/1999/events/mtn_unicycle.htm
Extractions: Mountain Unicycling When: Sunday August 22, 3pm Meet at: McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park near Stanyan St Contact: Joe , call (510) FEM-BOTS for more information. Do you need more balance in your life? s NOTE: WE MIGHT JUST OFFER ANOTHER CLASS IN AUGUST IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE A UNICYCLE , Please e-mail joe at firstname.lastname@example.org . If there is enough interest, will put on another class. We had fun teaching folks at the last class. Biking on two wheels just a little 2 easy? There are a number of locations to obtain unicycles. On the web you can go to Miyatausa.com, Unicycle.com. In the San Fracisco area, the bike shops that carry Uni's-American Cylery, Valencia Cylery, or Missing Link. We recommend buying a 24" wheeled unicycle over a 20" one. BikeSummer Home Events Calendar To report errors or web page design suggestions, e-mail
Rich Skrenta Photograph, quick resumé, and information on projects he has worked on, including Tass, an Apple Category Society People Personal Homepages S Interactive. Thanks to Lloyd Tabb and Bruce Bundy, the NewHoo teamlearned how to ride unicycles and go mountain unicycling. (photo http://www.skrenta.com/
Extractions: Various projects, past and present: Open Directory Project . The Open Directory Project's goal (which it has achieved) is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web, by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors. Press about the ODP. Shadow Island Games. In 1989 I began work on a large multiplayer simulation game. After several playtests and rewrites, Olympia launched as a pay-for-play game on the Internet, and has been running commercially since 1994. Tass threaded Usenet newsreader , ancestor of Tin. Tin is the most popular Unix newsreader. MD5-based random number generator , used by the dice server VMS Monster , an old MUD for VMS systems which helped inspire TinyMUD. Apple II emulator in C and some of my early programming works. I wrote the Elk Cloner virus for the Apple II in 1982 (when I was in the 9th grade). Cloner was apparently the first microcomputer virus. Audio interview with me about Elk Cloner. I once tried to design a programming language with a friend. Developed the RingSurf webring system with Greg Lindahl. RingSurf has been acquired by Quiklink Interactive.
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Joel Penson- UNICYCLING Snow Unicycle This unicycle was designed in mid 2001 primarily to go insnow, but the frame performs equally well for mountain unicycling. http://www.joelpenson.com/personal/unicycling/
Suspension MUni Unicycle Source. Roger Davies Carbon Fibre MUni. The mountain unicycling IndexPage. Vincent's Uni and MUni Page. 1998 National Unicycling Convention. http://home.earthlink.net/~dmhopkins/pages/linkspage.html
Suspension MUni Emphasis on installing suspension seatpost. Includes pictures and advice.Category Sports Cycling Unicycling mountain unicyclingThis is the Home Page of the Suspension MUni MUni mountain unicycling If you area Unicyclist and you haven't taken your uni off-road, grab a knobby tire and http://home.earthlink.net/~dmhopkins/pages/main.html
Extractions: I started out with a design for a suspension seatpost that would fit the unicycle, but soon scrapped that idea and went all the way with a suspension fork. I took a standard Rock Shox suspension fork and had it fit to a Cycle Pro 24" Uni. On this Uni I chose to use a bike seat instead of the standard unicycle seat, I found it to be more comfortable, but I wasn't able to hold on to it very well. I later had a 26" wheel built from a Miyata hub and upgraded to 170mm alluminum cranks with BMX platform pedals and also added a Miyata unicycle seat that I filled with gel. This Unicycle weighs in at 12lbs.
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Extractions: document.write(lmonth + " "); document.write(date + ", " + year); Columbia Tragedy America at War Traffic Travel ... Travel Links Hike to the top of Goat Peak On this week's Evening Magazine, hike to a high mountain lookout in the North Cascades and meet a local legend, experience thrilling new way to ride off road on a unicycle, play cowboy for the day on a real working ranch, and treasure hunt for rare gems in Ellensburg, Washington. Hike to meet Lightening Bill and Lookout Turk From the tops of the North Cascade Mountains comes the tale of Lightening Bill. There's a lookout that has a view looking all over the valley - there you can meet Lightening Bill and his dog Turk. Lookout Turk is the official greeter, followed by Lightening Bill soon after. But Lightening Bill and Lookout Turk are more than just friendly faces. They are guardians of Goat Peak. Goat Peak is one of the last manned fire lookouts, and Lightening Bill is one of the few remaining firewatchers. That means he scans the horizon for smoke and lightening strikes, and there's no better vantage point for that than Bill's. "You're on top of the world, and the lightening is right on top of you," said Bill.
Extractions: In 1999, he founded the Moab Mountain Unicycling Festival MUni and put out the word over several unicycling Internet sites to draw other unicyclists to Moab. The free festival has never drawn large crowds 12 riders attended last year and that suits Thompson just fine. "The whole point of mountain unicycling is intrigue. It's a puzzle to figure out how or if you can ride a particular place. And the Slickrock Trail is the best puzzle of all."