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Old 1995-11-21, 09:17 PM   #1
Kevin Seaman
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HOWZITGOIN?

roym@dgabby.mfldclin.edu asked what kind of shoe is best...

If you still hit your ankle bones on the cranks, use hightops!

A heel helps to keep the shoe on the pedal.

Make sure the bottom of the shoe doesn't slide on the pedal.

o/ Thank you and have a FANTASTIC day! /|
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Old 1995-11-21, 11:43 PM   #2
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Re: unicycling shoes

seamank@ws6.nb.rockwell.com ( Kevin Seaman ) wrote:
[color=blue]>roym@dgabby.mfldclin.edu asked what kind of shoe is best...[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>If you still hit your ankle bones on the cranks, use hightops![/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>A heel helps to keep the shoe on the pedal.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>Make sure the bottom of the shoe doesn't slide on the pedal.[/color]

My semcycle came with these cheap smooth plastic pedals, and I just recently
replaced them with some metal toothed ones. I'm still newish at this and the
better grip is a little scary -- the first time I got on with the new pedals I
face-planted because I couldn't get my foot off the pedal when I fell. But all
in all it's well worth it -- I feel more confident with sharp turns and with
putting more weight on the seat, now that I'm not worried about the pedals
getting away from me.

Anyway, 2 months into the saga of chris-on-a-unicycle I'm finally to the point
of being able to ride longer distances, and I'm going a couple miles every other
day (trying to get in shape for a hiking trip this spring!) I'm surprised to
discover that it's not my leg muscles or my endurance that finally make me turn
back, but instead I get so sore in the between-the-legs that I have to dismount
and walk a little ways.

Someone please tell me I'll eventually develop a big leathery callous there or
something.

Ouch ouch ouch...

Chris: The Unicyclopedia
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Old 1995-11-22, 06:46 AM   #3
Marty J. Wallace
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Re: unicycling shoes

Chris,

You mentioned that your legs get sore from the seat - do you still have the
original "I" shaped seat on your unicycle?

I switched to a regular bicycle seat 10 or 15 years ago and have never been sore
since. Also, once you get used to it, the handling is much better than the
original seat allowed.

Good luck, Marty Wallace
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Old 1995-11-22, 07:59 AM   #4
Neil ''Fred'' Picciotto
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Re: unicycling shoes

In article <cbogartDIF39u.17p@netcom.com>, cbogart@quetzal.com (Chris
Bogart) wrote:

[color=blue]> surprised to discover that it's not my leg muscles or my endurance that[/color]
[color=blue]> finally make me turn back, but instead I get so sore in the between-the-legs[/color]
[color=blue]> that I have to dismount and walk a little ways.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Someone please tell me I'll eventually develop a big leathery callous[/color]
there or
[color=blue]> something.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Ouch ouch ouch...[/color]

Well, I'm in college, and I ride my uni every day, to all my classes and
everything, basically everywhere I go. I know exactly the pain you're describing
-- I used to get it, when I was in high school and occasionally going on long
rides, but not riding daily.

Ever since I've been in college and riding daily I don't get that pain. So
either I've ovecrcome it, or else it could just be the unicycle seat: I got
myself a neww unicycle when I started college -- I went from an old-style Miyata
seat to the new-style Miyata seat. I wouldn't be surprised if this makes all the
difference. They're very hard to get these days of course, but if you don't
already have a new-style Miyata seat, I *highly* recommend it.

...derF\lieN
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[color=blue]| Neil "Fred" Picciotto | derf@brown.edu | nfp@cs.brown.edu |[/color]
[color=blue]| http://www.netspace.org/~derf/ |[/color]
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Old 1995-11-25, 03:32 PM   #5
Chris Bogart
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Re: unicycling shoes

"Marty J. Wallace" <mwallace@ecst.csuchico.edu> wrote:
[color=blue]>Chris,[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>You mentioned that your legs get sore from the seat - do you still have the[/color]
[color=blue]>original "I" shaped seat on your unicycle?[/color]

I still have the original seat, but I wouldn't describe it as "I" shaped. It's
more kind of pear-shaped.
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