Logkeeper for Harper's traveling Uni

Logkeeper for Harper's traveling Uni

Post by teachnda » Thu, 21 Mar 2002 16:36:03


Hi all,

I was thinking about Harper's Uni that people will send around the U.S.
to beta test for him.  Is there anyone out there that could be a log
keeper for the Uni?

For example. Riders could take digital images of the Uni being ridden
and also make written comments.  The comments could be sent via email or
snail mail to one person who would create a file or website or something
like that consisting of written impressions and images.  As the uni
travels, the "log" grows.

I would do it, but I have way too much on my plate right now.

Just thinking out loud.

Later.

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Post by Gilb » Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:23:27

Just create a new thread on here and post your comments and pictures of
it to include on that. You can easily upload pictures on unicyclist.com
either within the post, or in the 'galleries'
(http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery).

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Logkeeper for Harper's traveling Uni

Post by Carol McLea » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:35:16

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>Subject: Logkeeper for Harper's traveling Uni
>Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 01:36:03 -0600

>Hi all,

>I was thinking about Harper's Uni that people will send around the U.S.
>to beta test for him.  Is there anyone out there that could be a log
>keeper for the Uni?

>For example. Riders could take digital images of the Uni being ridden
>and also make written comments.  The comments could be sent via email or
>snail mail to one person who would create a file or website or something
>like that consisting of written impressions and images.  As the uni
>travels, the "log" grows.

Maybe both a written log and an online account would be good.

Has someone thrown in a journal with the traveling uni?  Is there room in
that deluxe traveling crate?

Then everyone who rides the uni could sign the journal, read the previous
comments, and add some (besides adding the sticker that Greg suggested).
Greg could monitor its progress online and also get a written account when
it returns -- something he can look at when he's old and in a rocker on the
front porch.

Would this work?  I can supply a journal if that would help.

How good of a rider do you need to be to try the uni?

Carol

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Post by rhyslin » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:55:48

Quote:

> *

> Greg could monitor its progress online and also get a written account
> when
> it returns -- something he can look at when he's old and in a rocker
> on the
> front porch.
> ...
> How good of a rider do you need to be to try the uni?
> *

Heh- I like your style Carol.   I think it may be more a mater of how
loco a rider you need to be...

Christopher

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Post by Nathan Hoove » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 04:59:40

There is room in the case easily so I bought a little notebook today that
will accompany the unicycle. I'll try to get everyone who rides it to
comment in it.

About how "good" you have to be, I don't know. One friend who has performed
juggling with unicycling professionally for quite a while had real trouble
getting it going. He basically gave up without success, but it was night
time and he was tired. He had never been on a Coker. On the other hand, I
had no trouble at all mounting and riding, but after 2000 Coker miles, I
hope so! My 10 year old son will be riding it this weekend plus a lot more
people. It seems easier than a Coker, but then again, sometimes harder... If
you can't do the "mount and ride" mount, then you will probably have
trouble. The "mount, go back 1/2 turn, then go forward" mount is pretty
difficult with this beast. Idling took a couple of tries and is not that
fun.

---Nathan


Quote:
> Maybe both a written log and an online account would be good.

> Has someone thrown in a journal with the traveling uni?  Is there room in
> that deluxe traveling crate?

> Then everyone who rides the uni could sign the journal, read the previous
> comments, and add some (besides adding the sticker that Greg suggested).
> Greg could monitor its progress online and also get a written account when
> it returns -- something he can look at when he's old and in a rocker on
the
> front porch.

> Would this work?  I can supply a journal if that would help.

> How good of a rider do you need to be to try the uni?

> Carol

 
 
 

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Post by Kris Hol » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 06:11:13

Assuming you are used to riding it, what is the level of stability compared to a Coker, when you
get up to a fairly good speed.

-Kris.

Quote:
> There is room in the case easily so I bought a little notebook today that
> will accompany the unicycle. I'll try to get everyone who rides it to
> comment in it.

> About how "good" you have to be, I don't know. One friend who has performed
> juggling with unicycling professionally for quite a while had real trouble
> getting it going. He basically gave up without success, but it was night
> time and he was tired. He had never been on a Coker. On the other hand, I
> had no trouble at all mounting and riding, but after 2000 Coker miles, I
> hope so! My 10 year old son will be riding it this weekend plus a lot more
> people. It seems easier than a Coker, but then again, sometimes harder... If
> you can't do the "mount and ride" mount, then you will probably have
> trouble. The "mount, go back 1/2 turn, then go forward" mount is pretty
> difficult with this beast. Idling took a couple of tries and is not that
> fun.

> ---Nathan



> > Maybe both a written log and an online account would be good.

> > Has someone thrown in a journal with the traveling uni?  Is there room in
> > that deluxe traveling crate?

> > Then everyone who rides the uni could sign the journal, read the previous
> > comments, and add some (besides adding the sticker that Greg suggested).
> > Greg could monitor its progress online and also get a written account when
> > it returns -- something he can look at when he's old and in a rocker on
> the
> > front porch.

> > Would this work?  I can supply a journal if that would help.

> > How good of a rider do you need to be to try the uni?

> > Carol

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Post by Nathan Hoove » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 15:12:57

Once you're cruising at over 10mph, it is fine, but it isn't as nice a ride
as a Coker. It is more twitchy which is great when maneuvering around things
and dodging rocks (I took it offroad only a little). But overall, the
Coker's fat HUGE tire and massive momentum is the nicer more stable ride. I
plan to put in more miles this week.

A half dozen riders tried it this weekend and all were successful (John Foss
the most). The little bit of "gear slop" bothers everyone a little and is
another point against it, but everyone enjoyed it.

---Nathan


Quote:
> Assuming you are used to riding it, what is the level of stability

compared to a Coker, when you
Quote:
> get up to a fairly good speed.

> -Kris.

> > There is room in the case easily so I bought a little notebook today
that
> > will accompany the unicycle. I'll try to get everyone who rides it to
> > comment in it.

> > About how "good" you have to be, I don't know. One friend who has
performed
> > juggling with unicycling professionally for quite a while had real
trouble
> > getting it going. He basically gave up without success, but it was night
> > time and he was tired. He had never been on a Coker. On the other hand,
I
> > had no trouble at all mounting and riding, but after 2000 Coker miles, I
> > hope so! My 10 year old son will be riding it this weekend plus a lot
more
> > people. It seems easier than a Coker, but then again, sometimes
harder... If
> > you can't do the "mount and ride" mount, then you will probably have
> > trouble. The "mount, go back 1/2 turn, then go forward" mount is pretty
> > difficult with this beast. Idling took a couple of tries and is not that
> > fun.

> > ---Nathan