Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Non-unicycling Discussion > Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2011-06-28, 04:10 PM   #1
Jt00
Rgstērd sr
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Homewood, AL
Age: 24
Posts: 89
Trying to convince a friend to learn to ride

I'm trying to convince my friend to learn to ride a unicycle. I've already offered my old one (he'll have to get a new seat). What are some good reasons for riding a uni instead of a bike?
__________________
"No brakes, no handles, no limits." --Anonymous
Jt00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-28, 04:21 PM   #2
BonzoisAwesome
Jacob
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elkton, VA
Age: 25
Posts: 32
Send a message via Skype™ to BonzoisAwesome
Looking cool.
__________________
"Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think." - Christopher Walken
BonzoisAwesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-28, 04:29 PM   #3
Milosboy
Live every week like its shark week
 
Milosboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 462
Topic of conversation, you're introduced into an awesome, friendly community, it's a good way to get/stay fit, it's fun, it's a stress reliever, etcetera etcetera.

Ultimately, though, your friend isn't going to learn unless he/she WANTS to learn. I came to that realization after my sister finally agreed to let me teach her, but she just wasn't dedicated enough. You have to want it.
__________________
Happy cows come from California. Then at one point, PETA got into the mix and claimed that California cows were not happy. Of course, being the animal experts PETA aren't, they were unable to quantify any method of detecting cow happiness. - JF
Milosboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-29, 01:27 AM   #4
maestro8
is what it is
 
maestro8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: hella Nor Cal
Age: 42
Posts: 6,624
How can we convince you to post unicycling threads in the unicycling forum, and not here in Just Conversation?
__________________
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell
maestro8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-29, 02:23 AM   #5
Jt00
Rgstērd sr
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Homewood, AL
Age: 24
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by maestro8 View Post
How can we convince you to post unicycling threads in the unicycling forum, and not here in Just Conversation?
Ask nicely.
I do realize that unless they want to learn, they won't. Unicycling takes more perseverance than anything else I've done. He may not have what it takes. I just want someone around here to ride with, but I'm not sure any of my friends have the level of dedication required to initially learn how to ride.
__________________
"No brakes, no handles, no limits." --Anonymous
Jt00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-29, 02:58 AM   #6
aarons
Eating a sandwich
 
aarons's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Mexico
Age: 41
Posts: 1,516
I've tried a few times but haven't had any luck. I even sold my old unicycle to a co-worker, but they never did stick with it long enough to learn. Wish I still had that uni..
aarons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-29, 03:28 AM   #7
Jt00
Rgstērd sr
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Homewood, AL
Age: 24
Posts: 89
I think the reason for skateboarding's, biking's, scootering's, etc. popularity over unicycling is that they're so much easier at first. But unicycling has a lot more maneuverability and continuous challenges to keep you interested. Just something I noticed.

Also, I am officially offended by my computer's spell check. It doesn't recognize "unicycling" as a word.
__________________
"No brakes, no handles, no limits." --Anonymous
Jt00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-29, 10:36 AM   #8
kamikaze
Stormrider
 
kamikaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: /Earth/Europe/Germany/Karlsruhe
Age: 37
Posts: 912
Send a message via ICQ to kamikaze Send a message via AIM to kamikaze Send a message via MSN to kamikaze Send a message via Yahoo to kamikaze Send a message via Skype™ to kamikaze
I've given up long ago. You'll never convince someone who didn't approach you about it in the first place.
__________________

Join Unicyclemap.com!
----
[ Karlsruhe/Germany - kamikaze@bsdforen.de ]
----
onewheeldave: deep in my heart I feel that unicycling was born of heroes and atheletes, not clowns and entertainers
kamikaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-06-29, 12:41 PM   #9
AnimalCage
One-Wheeled Vehicle - Do Not Follow
 
AnimalCage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Springfield, MA
Age: 54
Posts: 272
I told my 17yo son that he could try it whenever I wasn't using it. He did surprise me one day and told me he had practiced for an hour when I wasn't home, and was dripping sweat. Got one full revolution, said it was a great workout. Haven't noticed the any movement on the seat post since. I wish he would ride, it would be great fun to have him as a riding buddy, but I can't push him into it.
__________________
You can't work the body and not feed the body.
AnimalCage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
convince, friend, learn, ride


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What age did you learn to ride? slackercruster General Unicycling Discussions 50 2017-11-13 03:54 AM
Learning to ride (without knowing how to ride a bike) JackofSpades Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 4 2011-04-21 04:51 PM
Trying to ride faster on technnical terrain MuniAddict General Unicycling Discussions 45 2011-04-08 05:06 PM
How long did it take you to learn to ride? slackercruster General Unicycling Discussions 4 2011-04-04 02:58 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
Page generated in 0.06217 seconds with 11 queries