I’ve been unicycling to work for the past few years regardless of rain, snow, or anything else. However, this winter I was planning on taking a break from unicycling. Ever since RTL, my knees have been pretty sore, particularly when climbing hills, so I think some time off the wheel might do my body some good in the long run. I wasn’t planning on packing my coker away until there was snow on the ground, but it looks like I’ll have to start walking to work, starting immediately.
Riding home today, I could feel some sort of softness in the saddle handle, like pulling up on the handle was a little too much, y’know? I checked it out when I got home, and saw that the steel plate in the front of the bracket on my purple RTL edition T7 (which is only 5 months old) just split across the middle. I looked at it a little more, and the rails are bent down a little in front. The handles themselves have probably dropped an inch or so.
I know I’m not the first person to crack that front plate, and then wonder, “how the hell did that happen?” It’s just a bummer that I’ll be off the unicycle so soon, and that I’ll have to find a good welder or replace the thing.