Complimentary Comments

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by Matt.P.Herbert, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. I was out Muniing for most of the day today and didn't get a single
    'you've lost a wheel' comment which was strange. I did however get two
    'are you doing that for a bet' and a bloke from a group of mixed sex
    mountain bikers informed me that I need to see a psychiatrist, which I
    took as a compliment. (why is it always the man who has to make the
    silly comment)? I did though have a women on a horse inform me that
    what I was doing was impossible, which I also took as compliment.
    Yesterday I was told by a dog walker that I must be the fittest man in
    the world which I doubt very much but anyway it seems to have been a
    weekend of compliments. Muniing seems to be making me feel quite good
    about myself.

    Matt


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  2. Mikefule

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    I think we all know why the men in mixed groups make the silly
    comments... and I doubt it ever works.

    As for the horse. I hope you dismounted to let it pass. A horse can
    react unpredictably to the unexpected. Most horses won't expect a
    unicycle, and certainly won't expect a sudden UPD. A bicyclist from a
    club I used to be in was killed when a horse kicked out as he rode past.


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  3. sarah.miller

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    Our riding in area with lots of horse riders have mostly seen us become
    VERY talkative when theres a horse coming up. I figure if a horse can
    hear your human, its less likley to be spooked by the strange shape you
    present. We also talk to the riders obviously and ask if its OK for us
    to pass.
    Sarah


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  4. As for the horse. I hope you dismounted to let it pass. A horse can
    react unpredictably to the unexpected

    I most certainly did as it was quite a narrow and bumpy path and am well
    aware of the dangers of a spooked horse, I'm also conscious of the
    effect that arm waving can have on a horse. So far I have ever only had
    positive feedback from equestrians and even rode along side one once for
    a chat and he suggested that I might make a good horse rider as you need
    a good sense of balance.
    And probably a better sense of balance to ride a giraffe, well, off road
    anyway.

    Matt


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