now i have 6 things to do
learn how to play hockey
get in shape
get better on the unicycle
fill out an application for that team
get on the USA unicycle hokey team
GET FAMOUS WHEN TEAM USA WINS THE GOLD MEDEL IN UNICYCLE HOCKEY!
I don’t think it has to be competed in professionally in all (or a lot of) countries because the whole thing about the olympics has always been about celebratiing amateur sport, until recently with hockey. You just need a national organization in every country.
I’m resurrecting this old thread because this title is sure to get a few views. I’m thinking unicycle hockey might be the ticket to finally get my kids interested in riding a unicycle. We’ve been borrowing sticks and joining (on foot) a neighborhood kids street hockey games on the cul de sac. I can see it now. Dad swoops behind (there is room just as in ice hockey) the net for the one timer pass, shoots, and scores! Perhaps that will impress them. Goodness knows nothing else I do does.
As many of you know, the whole reason I got back into unicycles after a 20 year hiatus was to spend more time outside with my son 7 and my daughter 8 but got bit by the distance bug, got a Silva Cycles 36" KrisHolm/Schlumpf GUni, and was gone!
A couple of years down the road, I got into MUni. Practicing on my 26er kept me a little closer to home building a BMX arena in my back yard. But again, the call of the wild beacons and I end up riding the sweet single-track in our parks where my kids are still to young (though she can ride the heck out of a b*ke) to join.
I’ve bought them 12", 16", and finally a 20" unicycles spending countless hours on the court holding hands (tip: they don’t really “get it” until 20") and being patient. Her record was 10 revolutions. I have repurposed her Club 20" Freestyle Unicycle with Nimbus Venture pedals (use SpeedPlay Drilliums on my Oracle) on the 114mm cotterless (taking bets on how long before my 165lbs breaks them) cranks.