Met a guy once with a bike that was actually a disguised unicycle.
He was a Ringling clown, and his father had made the bike that, as the clown’s routine carried on, became a unicycle after losing piece after piece.
I like to ride my bike on my trails. I really like to ride my bike on my trails.
The one thing that I like almost as much as riding on them, is digging on them. I like shaping berms, putting in jumps, smoothing out and filling in elk hoof prints… you know, just regular trail stuff.
It’s a ton of work, and it’s not exactly clean work, so on the surface, it would appear that I either have a problem with self abuse, or I’m stupid.
It’s also possible that I just like to get my mind on something other than work, family, bills, and clowns (ever since Poltergeist, I’ve had a constant low-grade fear of clowns… don’t watch that movie if you are younger than 30).
The bonus is that when I spend a couple of hours with Billie, the Wonder Adze and Rico the antique garden rake (you name your tools too, right?) I get to try out the improvements on my BIKE!
Another benefit comes to mind. When I’m riding the trails, my focus is generally on not flying off said trails, which would require removing sage brush from my orifices. When I’m working on the trails I get to see the view. And man, what a view it is.
I snapped this photo yesterday, then I unwittingly chopped into a termite mound. Termites do not like to be disturbed AND the dern things fly. Thank goodness they don’t look like clowns. That could be a deal breaker.
Four times before, I’ve given you some quips that unicyclers are forced to come up with because the typical person, when confronted with a unicycle says one of four or five things. It gets very dull giving the same one or two answers (the four or five questions are not very different from one another) And so, here you go. Number five in the series of things that unicyclers say when the general public comments on their riding of said unicycles. This one cannot be said to pedestrians, it must be said to bicyclers, you understand…
To pedestrians, one says, “Me? No, I passed these other guys up the trail, and THEY were riding TWO wheels… each! Amazing!”