Cokering in the 4th of July prade in D.C.

Cokering in the 4th of July prade in D.C.

Post by KcTheAc » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:15:04


Yes, I am riding my Coker in the National Independence Day parade. I am
not alone however, the unicycle/circus arts 'group'
(http://gymdandies.org)   I am in has been chosen to represent our state
(Maine) Again (did it in 2000 also). Last time i rode my giraffe, but
when Mr. Cahill saw my new Coker ha said i could ride it in the parade.
I am not sure of the numbers, but I think there are 50-60 kids riding
giraffes and 50 kids riding 20 inchers, 10-20 on globes, and maybe a few
doing some juggling stuff (Devil sticks, Balls, Ext). So if your going
to be there maybe you can give me some sort of secret unicycling signal.
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Post by tennisgh2 » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:32:03

sweet, i live near DC. ill try to go. i would have tried to unicycle in
the parade if i had learned about it earlier, o well. are all those
unicyclists just from maine?? i can't imagine that... anyways maybe next
year ill try to get into it.

as for the signal, any suggestions?? :)

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Post by KcTheAc » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:41:27

Quote:

> *sweet, i live near DC. ill try to go. i would have tried to unicycle
> in the parade if i had learned about it earlier, o well. are all those
> unicyclists just from maine?? i can't imagine that... anyways maybe
> next year ill try to get into it.

> as for the signal, any suggestions?? :)

> -grant *

Awsome. Yes we are all from Maine but not all of Maine you have to live
in Scarborough (pop. 16,970) to be in it. Theres about 200-260 People in
it (not sure the exact numbers). Theres probaly 150 kids and parents
going.

The signal could be like flaing your hands and saying "Hey, Look over
here It's me!" And ill be like "Hey man, whats up!"

Other wise I would probably never spot you.

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Post by Worminto » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:41:47

Hey Kaycee what's up. i thought your username was BillNye ohh well but I
won't be able to go. Talk later.

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Post by tadaniel » Thu, 10 Jun 2004 08:58:07

The Twin Cities Unicycle Club in Minneapolis MN has about 400 members of
all ages. All of their members are also members of the Unicycling
Society of America, Inc. To our knowledge, they are the largest club in
the US, if not the world. TCUC will be the defending Club Show and
Parade champions at the 2004 North American Unicycling Championships and
Convention July 13 - 18 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They also have many
members who are the reigning North American and / or world champions in
their respective artistic and racing events.

Tom Daniels
President, Unicycling Society of America, Inc.

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Post by KcTheAc » Thu, 10 Jun 2004 09:15:35

So can I say that we have the largest school based group? 400 is a lot
of members (we have a new goal). In our group, we have practice for 2-3
hours once a week. If you dont come for a few weeks your in trouble :p
 If you count all of the people that were in the Gym Dandies at one
point in time it is well over 1000.

Can anyone else make it to the parade?

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Post by tadaniel » Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:03:17

Judging from what it says on your group's Web page, the Panther Pride
Demo Team (sometimes called the Panther Pride Unicycle Team) is very
similar to your group, but smaller. They usually have around 100 members
at any given time. They are an after school group at North Bend
Elementary School in North Bend, Washington. They meet between 3:30 PM
and 5:00 PM five days a week during most of the school year. They have
been in operation for about 19 years.

I believe the PPDT are planing to have about 18 riders at the North
American championships in July. One of their riders will also be
competing in the world championships in Tokyo immediately after the
North American championships.

The Panther Pride have been very supportive of the Unicycling Society of
America in recent years. They served as hosts of the North American
championships in 1999 and 2002, and as hosts of the world championships
in 2002. I am an honorary member of the PPDT, having helped them with
some of their planning, organization and fund raising efforts since
1998.

There are several other school-based unicycling groups that the USA,
Inc. have some contact with (i.e., one or more of their coaches and / or
members are USA, Inc. members), but I believe they are probably smaller
than either PPDT or your group.

We have heard rumors of many other school-based unicycling groups in the
US. Most of these groups (such as yours) do not participate in the USA,
Inc., so I do not know how large they are.

Tom Daniels

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Post by carju » Fri, 11 Jun 2004 00:16:21

If you think control might be a problem, try throwing some long cranks
on Cokey for the parade.
carjug

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