Unicycle Hockey in DC

Unicycle Hockey in DC

Post by cyberbellu » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:08:19


Are there any riders in or around Washington, DC interested in a regular
unicycle hockey game?  If so, what frequency works for you?  Also, how
good are you on a unicycle and at the game of hockey?

I live very close to DC, can barely unicycle, and haven't played more
than 2 games of hockey in my life.  I'd be interested in playing once or
twice a month.

Thanks,

Tim

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Post by tennisgh2 » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:51:32

hey--

I live in rockville, maryland, about 30 minutes north of DC. I have
never played unicycle hockey before, but I'd love to try it. I'm 16, and
I've been riding for a long time, tho i've never owned a muni or trials.
Im very comfortable at backwards, idling, freemounting. I'm about a
level 4.5.  

Im not sure if there are enough people in teh area for us to get a
regular game of hockey going. There just dont seem to be many riders in
DC, and none so far in maryland that i know of. Trip Glazer is at
American University, so that makes 3... :)

good luck finding enough players, it would be neat to ride with someone
else. i have never in my life (since i was 5) ridden with another
person. unicyclists lead lonely lives.

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Post by Bondurant » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:01:05

Quote:

> *unicyclists lead lonely lives.

> -grant *

why do you think its a *UNI*cycle?

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Post by nbrazz » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 03:39:14

I live in Fairfax, VA and I work in Georgetown.  I'm up for any unicycle
activity.  Preferably Fridays or Saturdays, but I'd be open to
anything.

The HOW gang and I have made a few feeble, failed attempts at meeting
up, but its never happened yet.

Never played hockey on a uni, but I played on rollerblades many years
ago.

I don't frequent this site as much as I used to.  Feel free to email me
- this username at unicyclist.com

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Post by siafired » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 05:02:45

I'd be up for it.  Im also up for some long distance rides around the
area if anyone wants to join me.  I wouldnt mind driving down to
Richmond every once in a while either.  Does anyone around here have a
coker I could try out, I have really been wanting to try out a Coker to
feel its awesomeness.  I know ***bellum has a coker, but he said that
the seat post is very small, so I dont know if I could ride it, but it
might work.  Anyway, we should plan some kind of meet soon, it would be
fun.

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Post by munirace » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 05:51:28

hello

i will be back in DC at the end of august.  i dont have a car or a
hockey stick, but im sure i can find a way over to you guys.  and
please, come ride trials with me at my school or around there, i promise
its fun.

everyone needs to come visit the gang this summer.  post on here if you
can come and we can set up a ride.  in december we set up a ride with
nickb (but sadly he couldnt make it), chex, and brian, which was a
blast.  there are some pictures in our gallery (hellonwheel.cjb.net, or
address in signature if that doesnt work).  i am always, i mean ALWAYS,
up for riding.  plus, i hate to mention it without pics, but it has been
"rumored" that a sweet trials park "may have been" set up in my
backyard.  so join us for muni, trials, or whatever floats your boat.

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Post by nbrazz » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 07:41:10

If we do arrange some sort of hockey game or other group meet, I'll
definitely bring my coker so that you can try it.  

Quote:

> *I'd be up for it.  Im also up for some long distance rides around the
> area if anyone wants to join me.  I wouldnt mind driving down to
> Richmond every once in a while either.  Does anyone around here have a
> coker I could try out, I have really been wanting to try out a Coker
> to feel its awesomeness.  I know ***bellum has a coker, but he said
> that the seat post is very small, so I dont know if I could ride it,
> but it might work.  Anyway, we should plan some kind of meet soon, it
> would be fun. *

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Post by cyberbellu » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 10:47:06

Between the four or five DC area riders and the Richmond HOW club it
looks like there are enough people to play some kind of game (By the
way, does anyone know how to play unicycle hockey?), but logistics makes
a regular game in DC out of the question.    

It looks to me like an alternating meet-up of the beltway crowd and the
Richmond riders could work. You guys come up here, we make an afternoon
of it, and in a couple of months we come down to Richmond to visit you
for an afternoon.  If a game of hockey breaks out, well great.  If it's
just showing the "away" folks the local riding terrain and unicycle
collections, well that's great too.    

Thoughts?

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Post by siafired » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 11:21:51

Quote:

> *If we do arrange some sort of hockey game or other group meet, I'll
> definitely bring my coker so that you can try it.  

> *

awesome

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Post by munirace » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 12:17:59

hockey would be fun but to be honest i would rather ride trials or muni,
especially if its gonna take some travelling to meet up.

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Post by cyberbellu » Wed, 09 Jun 2004 10:48:40

Gateway park in ***ia is just across the Key bridge from Georgetown.
It's surrounded by big streets so there isn't much traffic, is full of
concrete walls, drops and benches, and has some cool ramps and overhead
skywalks.  N. Lynn Street & Lee Highway, 3 blocks north of the Rosslyn
metro on the Orange & Blue lines.

Saturday the 19th at 1PM?  

Anyone interested?

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Post by tennisgh2 » Wed, 09 Jun 2004 11:12:54

too bad thats probably a 45 minute drive for me...ill see what i can
do.

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Post by cyberbellu » Wed, 09 Jun 2004 11:23:12

Quote:

> *too bad thats probably a 45 minute drive for me...ill see what i can
> do.  *

If you're coming from Rockville it's about 25 minutes.  Rocket down 270,
take the outer loop to the GW parkway, then cruise in along the river.
The tricky bit is getting off GW Parkway.  Don't get off at Rosslyn/key
bridge because it shoots you across the Key bridge into G-town.  Go
another half mile then get off onto 50.  Take the first right off 50 and
roll down through Rosslyn.

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Post by tennisgh2 » Wed, 09 Jun 2004 12:01:55

Quote:

> *
> If you're coming from Rockville it's about 25 minutes.  . *

sweet, thanks for the directions.

btw, the only working unicycle i own (or will own by the 19th) is a
kh24. will this work for unicycle hockey? its got 170's :(

-grant

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Post by cyberbellu » Wed, 09 Jun 2004 12:20:29

Quote:

> *

> sweet, thanks for the directions.

> btw, the only working unicycle i own (or will own by the 19th) is a
> kh24. will this work for unicycle hockey? its got 170's :(

> -grant *

I have no idea.  It would probably be ideal.  Anyone else know?

Like I said, I've only played two games of hockey in my life and both
were pick-up games with the neighborhood kids on ice.   Gateway park
doesn't really have a place big enough for hockey - it's more of an
urban "sit and watch the grass grow" park.

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