General Cycling Discussion - Unicycling is Great!
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01-11-00, 09:01 AM
It takes a week to learn. Another month to learn how to get on the first time you try. Start on very flat pavement along a chain-link fence. Soon, you can commute. Easier than a two-wheeled machine sometimes. You can carry the unicycle where carrying a bike is more difficult. The best part is everyone asks about it. Some want to try. (wrap seat with a towel to protect it.) It opens up communication with strangers, a very good thing in this day and age.
06-24-00, 10:30 PM
That is so true about the meeting strangers and stuff.
I have been unicycling for three years and ever since people will stop and ask or honk, and again yes some ask to try it .
My friends will be going down the street with me and cant understand why everyones staring. It gets pretty funny too. Sometimes I think I should carry a camara so I can get pictures of the faces.
08-01-00, 05:07 PM
i was going to post a reply on this but it seems i already have..
03-06-01, 08:16 PM
Yeah i agree with the other responses, iv been unicyclin for a year and a half now and you do get alot of attention! i mean when i tell people i can ride 4 or five miles , they are so surprised, some people cant even do that on a bike! But please anyone who is reading this please e-mail me and tell me a beter seat that i should buy, cuz right now i have a "savage" the generic, and boy that thing hurts my legs....so someone please e-mailme if they have a comfortable seat i could look into buyin... like tell me if yours hurts and il look into buyin it....its not the money issues its the comfort!
03-06-01, 08:27 PM
This is cool! Keep it up, show 'em you can do whatever you want in this country.
"I never reget the things I have done, only the things I have never tried."
03-07-01, 03:33 PM
i have savage seat too
i wouldnt mind some suggestions
hey peter clark)
03-27-01, 07:57 AM
Have any of you guys tried to unicycle off road? I've gone across the lawn but I haven't really tried to uni on the same trails that I mountain bike. I wanted to see what you r experiences are like.
if you don`t go off road or at least do trials.....you haven`t ridden yet, as far as i`m concerd.
uniing on the street is just too easy......going off road is a different story, oh and euu....you gotta drop stuf too.
it`s slower than biking, but it`s a lot more technical.....i think everybody should at least try it.
that is all
03-29-01, 05:25 AM
I was thinking that the contortions that your body must go thru to keep its balance would have to look something like what people look like riding a mechanical bull.
nah...it`s more like when you`re learning to ride, you know your arms are always waving around, you can't just ride nonchalantely.
Dont you usually try to hold on to your handlebars when riding a bike?
12-24-03, 11:20 AM
there was an article in Bicycling magazine? about a unicycling Judge he rode offroad on some very difficult terrain. James
12-25-03, 02:11 PM
The trails that John Foss show on his web page are awsome! I just picked up the rest of what I needed to put together a 26" Yuni from unicycle.com. They also have some videos that are incredible.
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