RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?
Lowell - great post!
I’ll second all that’s been said in this thread - it takes time. I’ve been
riding for just over 4 months now and it’s been some of the most rewarding
months I’ve ever spent. It took me a week of practicing at least an hour every
night before I could wobble across a tennis court. Not instant gratification but
that makes it all the better! The best thing that helped me along the way was
hearing that it ain’t easy and not to expect too much too soon. Erm… “sit up
straight” and “don’t look down” played their part too
John - you’re curiosity was caught enough to buy a unicycle so there’s your
starting point. It can be done
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>> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Fantasmic37 Sent:
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>> Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?
>> I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I cannot ride it for
>> of me. I have only attempted to ride it for about 30 minutes on a rug
>so it is
>> in perfect condition. So I figured before I had to resort to E-Bay i
>> you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3
>> ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns
>> anything. If you would like to make an offer, you could e-mail me. I am
>> located in Boston.
>> Happy Riding
John, I think you become discouraged too easily. 30 minutes is not much time for
learning anything, let alone unicycling. I just recently got interested in
unicycles myself and I think it is about time I introduced my self to the group.
Several weeks ago I saw something on TV about unicycles and became interested. I
began a search on the net on unicycles. I found a lot of sites with various
amounts of info. After reading a lot I decided I wanted to give it a try.
I am a retired machinist, 72 years old, married, have several grand children and
a couple of great grand children. My wife and I live in mid east Missouri.
In the past I have had several hobbies, from building and flying models to
owning and flying a few real planes (the last one 1971), several motorcycles,
mostly dirt bikes, and some roller skating. I am not much interested in
organized sports, (commercial exhibitions such as base ball and foot ball), I am
more interested in personal sports such as kids playing ball on a vacant lot and
individual members accomplishing personal skills such as unicycling.
After much reading I ordered a Cycle Design unicycle from a local bicycle
dealer. $99 plus sales tax, it looks like a pretty fair machine. I got a 20"
because it was more readily available than the 24". I may get the bigger one
later and pass this one on to our grand children. I got the unicycle about a
week and a half ago.
My progress so far is, putting a hole in the hallway with one of the peddles
from an uncontrolled dismount, falling off many times, and finally today I went
2 complete turns of the wheel while holding onto the wall. I know this doesn’t
sound like much but I expect it to take a month or more before I’ll be able to
stay on it without the help of others or holding on to something. I haven’t
fallen down yet, just fall off a lot.
I was going to give it a month before giving up on it but now I see that I am
making some progress and I think it may take longer than a month but I’m going
to keep trying for as long as it takes. I don’t think I’ll ever get as good as
Kris Holm or John Foss, my old bones would never take that punishment, but I
intend to do as much as I can. I can certainly use the exorcise, getting too
flabby lately anyway.
My wife says she will never even try it and I haven’t been able to get our kids
to try it either, maybe they will try later, gotta keep up with the old man.<G>
I might have on candidate for the unicycle, my oldest great grand son, he is 5
and a maniac on his little bicycle. When he saw the unicycle his eyes lit up and
he said “What is that?”. He seemed to be very interested. Do they make them
small enough for him? He has a 19" inseam measurement. Would a 16" be too big?