You're not Kris Holm!

You're not Kris Holm!

Post by Maxfield » Wed, 06 Feb 2002 05:12:13


I took my unicycle to northern Louisiana this last weekend. I was visiting my
folks, and riding in Lincoln Parish Park. They have a nice 10-mile singletrack.
This is the boonies--half way between Shreveport and Monroe.

 I didn't like the tire I was using on Friday, so I went to the local bike
store--a truly tiny place. He showed me a Hutchinson, and asked what I was
using it for. I told him I was unicycling.

He stopped cold, stared at me for a few hard seconds, then pronounced with
absolute certainty: "You're not Kris Holm." I felt the way Dan Quayle must have
felt when he was told that he "was no Jack Kennedy." I told the guy he was
right, I wasn't Kris Holm--and that if he needed proof, he could come outside
and see me ride. What a small world we live in!

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

 
 
 

You're not Kris Holm!

Post by Maxfield » Wed, 06 Feb 2002 22:45:02

I took my unicycle to northcentral Louisiana--visiting my parents last
week--and went riding in Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston, LA. The park is great,
with 10 miles of singletrack laid out in a tapeworm fashion.

I didn't like the tire I was using the first day, so I stopped by the only bike
store in Ruston to get a replacement. Now, we're talking "out in the boonies"
half way between Monroe and Shreveport. I tell the bike store owner that I just
need one tire, because it's for my unicycle. He stops, stares at me intently
for several long seconds, then proclaims without any doubt: "You're not Kris
Holm." I felt the way Dan Quayle must have felt when he was told, "I knew Jack
Kennedy, and you're no Jack Kennedy."

I told the guy that I wasn't Kris, and if he needed proof, then he could come
outside and see me ride. It was fun.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

 
 
 

You're not Kris Holm!

Post by cb » Thu, 07 Feb 2002 08:17:02

That bike salesman never should have talked like that to begin with.  Your
come back was good, though.

 
 
 

You're not Kris Holm!

Post by John Fos » Thu, 07 Feb 2002 09:01:00

Quote:
> That bike salesman never should have talked like that to
> begin with.  Your come back was good, though.

I think the bike shop salesman meant it as a question, like "You're not Kris
Holm, are you?"

That's pretty amazing though. Many times I've met people who have seen "this
guy who did so-and-so," but hardly every a person who knows him by name.

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone

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"You're not supposed to wash your Roach armor" - Nathan Hoover, on safety
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You're not Kris Holm!

Post by Maxfield » Thu, 07 Feb 2002 09:06:57

Quote:
>I think the bike shop salesman meant it as a question, like "You're not Kris
>Holm, are you?"

I think he was in shock that there could be more people than Kris doing this
crazy stuff.

Next he wanted to know how to go about getting a unicycle like mine--a Telford.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

 
 
 

You're not Kris Holm!

Post by uni-man-da » Thu, 07 Feb 2002 11:46:36

sadly, i too, am not kris holm
signed,
dan

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uni-man-dan
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