New unicycling home page

New unicycling home page

Post by John Fo » Fri, 04 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> http://www.crosswinds.net/~unicycleguide/

> When finished this site should provide enough info for a
> complete newbie to get started.  I'll also be
> including a ton of pictures and a comprehensive
> guide to buying a unicycle.

Most excellent! As more and more newbies find the world of unicycling on the
Web, they end up with similar problems; mostly how to find useful beginners
information. This was always something I wanted to do on my own site, but my
fabled redesign is still somewhere in the future. Glad to see someone's
putting up such useful content! As the content on unicycling.org ages, your
site provides a concise way to find some of the more useful information in
there.

Quote:
> check out the pics,
> especially my sequence demonstrating the Swedish flying jump mount.

I was wondering where you got the idea for *that*? Was it from Connie, or
from a picture in the Miyata book? Anyway, looks like you might want to put
a little more air in your tire before you practice that any more. To
duplicate the mount as the original guy (Hakan) did it, hold the unicycle at
the fork crown. This puts your hand more toward the center of the unicycle,
and keeps it off the seat so you can land on it. Grasp the crown from the
front, with one or two fingers underneath, where the tire goes. This was
easier back in 1983, when all Miyata frames were 24", even if they had 20"
wheels.

Keep up the good site,
John Foss
President, Unicycling Society of America
Director, International Unicycling Federation

http://www.unicycling.com

 
 
 

New unicycling home page

Post by Jack Halpe » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Greetings

In message "RE: New unicycling home page",

Quote:
John Foss wrote...

 >> http://www.crosswinds.net/~unicycleguide/
 >>
 >> When finished this site should provide enough info for a
 >> complete newbie to get started.  I'll also be
 >> including a ton of pictures and a comprehensive
 >> guide to buying a unicycle.
 >
 >Most excellent! As more and more newbies find the world of unicycling on the

I, too, was impressed by your sight. Congratulations -- by all
means, keep up the good work!

I was  puzzled by the learning technique  described as the
MIT Mrethod. It is basically similar to the method developed by Bill Jenack/
Jack Wiley, and somewhat modified in my book Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle.
I wonder how MIT  got involved.

 >
 >Keep up the good site,
 >John Foss
 >President, Unicycling Society of America
 >Director, International Unicycling Federation

 >http://www.unicycling.com
 >
 >

Regards, Jack Halpern
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New unicycling home page

Post by John Fo » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> I was  puzzled by the learning technique  described as the
> MIT Mrethod. It is basically similar to the method developed
> by Bill Jenack/Jack Wiley, and somewhat modified in my book
> Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle. I wonder how MIT  got involved.

Here's a partial answer:

If you look at your list of USA Founding Members, you will see the name Andy
Rubel. He was involved with the MIT Unicycle Club back in the early 70's,
when the USA was founded. At that time (I read it somewhere in one of the
earliest newsletters), the MIT Unicycle Club had over 70 members.

Now it's the MIT Juggling Club. I don't know what they do these days, but
definitely more focus on juggling. I met Andy Rubel once, at a juggling
convention in Amherst or Purchase. Since it looks like they used to teach a
lot of people to ride, there is definitely some experience there.

Stay on top,
John Foss
President, Unicycling Society of America
Director, International Unicycling Federation

http://www.unicycling.com

 
 
 

New unicycling home page

Post by Nathan Hoove » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Wow - great!  I just printed it out to show my son - he'll be e***d to see
himself on the cover of  "Unicycle Magazine"!

---Nathan


Quote:
> While you looking at new unicycling sites check out my play on "bike"
> magazine at:

> http://SportToday.org/

> I wanted it to be more finished looking but without others input for
> content its hard to maintain a magazine.
> -Mary