BUC - Motivation for Unicycling!?

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by steve.colligan, May 10, 2006.

  1. Motivation for Unicycling!?

    I am doing some research for my PhD into what motivates people to learn
    to ride a unicycle and then continue with unicycling. Learning to ride
    a unicycle is a difficult skill to master. It is something which takes
    time, patience and perseverance. So what motivated you? Was it the
    challenge to yourself, the desire to be different from the crowd or
    something else?

    If you’d be willing to tell me about your motivation or have an email
    dialogue with me about it then I’d be really grateful. If so please
    fill in a contact form at the BUC this weekend so I can talk to you at
    a later date.

    At the BUC I particularly want to find out how people ‘see’ their
    unicycle (or unicycles) and how they describe their relationship with
    them. Is your unicycle important to you because of the pleasure or
    satisfaction you get from riding it? Are you proud of owning a unicycle
    – or embarrassed to admit it? Is it a ‘special’ possession of yours
    that has pride of place in your home, garage or shed, or is my husband
    (Steve Colligan) the only obsessive unicyclist in the UK?!

    I’m looking for volunteers at the BUC who will:
    1. pose with their unicycle for a photo,
    2. describe how they feel about their unicycle, using the photo as a
    prompt.

    If you’re willing to give me 10 minutes of your time that would be
    great! Please come and find me or look out for me over the weekend.

    Wendy Bignold


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  2. epistolize

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    i'll do it if i come across you:)


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  3. i'd do it if i see you too. though i'm only little so you might be
    looking for older people :)


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  4. keg

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    Hi Wendy,

    I'll definitely give you an Engineer's view, but I would be more
    interested if you interviewed T&D without me being present - but only
    if you tell me their answers :) I would love to know their motivation.

    Keith


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  7. unicus

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    > or is my husband (Steve Colligan) the only obsessive unicyclist in the
    > UK?!



    Not a chance. :D


    > I’m looking for volunteers at the BUC who will:
    > 1. pose with their unicycle for a photo,
    > 2. describe how they feel about their unicycle, using the photo as a
    > prompt.



    Are you sure you don't mean unicycles ;)

    See you at BUC


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  12. Eddbmxdude

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    I knew "the" harper pic would show up sooner or later!
    See you guys tomorrow.

    Ride on!
    Edd


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