I just got my first unicycle =)

I just got my first unicycle =)

Post by disgruntleddav » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 08:47:42


Hello everyone

I ordered a Torker LX 24" which came today. It was promptly assembled
and I cut the seat post just a little bit. I've barely tried to ride it
for 20 minutes but I'm quite e***d. All I know so far is my jeans and
boxers and/or inexperience make it quite tough on the balls.

In any case, hopefully I can get a good amount of practice in before
the winter strikes!

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I just got my first unicycle =)

Post by timekeepe » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:04:44

Welcome to the boards!  Looser pants are better for riding so your junk
can sit up on the seat with you, and not underneath your body lol.
After a while you won't put much pressure on them out of
experience/practice.  People always ask me if I'm crushing them but I
don't think I ever have.

Anyway, how old are you and where do you live?  What inspired you to
start unicycling?  Have you tried it before, or did you just buy the
unicycle without any prior attempts?  Once you get the basics, what do
you think you'll be more interested in? muni, trials, street, touring,
etc?

Be sure to check out some of Dan Heaton's videos like Defect.  Very
inspiring.  And once again, welcome and good luck!

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I just got my first unicycle =)

Post by disgruntleddav » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:36:07

Well, I'm 23 years old and live in the GTA - basically Toronto.

I've wanted to learn how to unicycle for a good while but was never so
serious about it as to go out and buy a unicycle, especially as I
haven't had much money to spend on such things for a good while.

This summer I worked out east (Jasper, Alberta) as a cook (and other
stuff at a different job). Somehow I got into a conversation with some
of the servers about me wanting to learn how to unicycle and buy one at
the end of the summer (as I was making enough money to do so). One of
the servers came out with a closed bucket with a slot in it and he
labeled it 'dave's unicycle fund' and popped a few bucks in there. In
the 2 and a half months from when it started to when I had to come back
here for school, servers and colleagues had put about $150 in there.
With that, I bought a unicycle (and will soon buy a good helmet and
other safety gear).

Right now I just want to learn how to stay up and ride around,
eventually I'd love to try street and get a good 20" for that.

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