Issues...

Issues...

Post by Unibug » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 13:41:44


Hey Divebomber,

You are going to get this soon!  But it's frustrating isn't it.  :D

If you prefer to let go of your support and ride away from it like it
appears in the video, you should have the support to your side rather
than behind you.  At least that's what I would do.

That's the boardwalk near Marineland, isn't it?  If so I remember it
was really beautiful and fairly smooth.  I rode there on my way back
from riding the trails at Washington Oaks State Park.  This boardwalk
has little inlets, doesn't it?  So you could have a rail to your side
momentarily and still ride to the other side with nothing beside you.

You might also want to include riding with nothing in your way.  Like
forward down the boardwalk instead of just across.  

Keep flailing your arms.  Yup.. it might make you look stupid.  I know
everyone said I did.  :)  But it really does work.  

Did you lower your seat?

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> If riding the unicycle seems impossible at first, that only proves
> you're human.  :)

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Post by idiorythmi » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 14:28:33

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> I've been trying to ride since November and I'm not even able to take 2
> rotations away from a wall...I feel like it's taking too long...

This early stage of trying to muster more than one revolution is
probably the slowest one, once you start going 10, 20, 50 and more feet
the progress will be much faster.  Keep at it!  

I bought a unicycle in summer 2005 and spent most of that summer trying
to teach myself.  I had the same slow frustrating experience you are
talking about.  What sped my progress up was finding people who would
walk alongside me and let me lean on their shoulders as I worked on it.
This way I could cover some ground without the repeated frustrations
of falling off every two seconds.  

With the helpers, doing it for only an hour each Saturday morning, I
was riding  a block or more on my own in less than two months. (but I
was 45 and learn things a bit slow, younger kids doing the same thing
got it a lot faster).

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