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.
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.
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!