Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I cannot ride it for the life 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 could ask you
guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3 days ago for
$115. The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns on anything. If
you would like to make an offer, you could e-mail me. I am located in Boston.

Happy Riding

John

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

John,

> of me. I have only attempted to ride it for about 30 minutes on a rug so it is

Before you give up, you should know that 99.999% of unicyclists take more than
30 minutes to learn to ride. In fact, most don’t make much progress in the first
30 minutes.

Also, carpet can be a tough surface to ride on, as the wheel doesn’t track
properly. A hardwood floor is probably best, and even grass will work better
than a deep pile carpet.

> It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3 days ago
> for $115.

Wondering if you got the idea from the Target commercial that’s been running
during prime time shows?

> The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns on anything.

What a lame store.

I hope you won’t give up just yet. But if you’re positive you don’t have the
attention span to stick with it, I wish you luck in getting a good price.

Stay on top(?), John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Are we eating Chinese again tonight?” – More than one rider in China
at UNICON X

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

— “yoda” <yoda@socket.net>
> wrote:
>
>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.

Lowell, I really enjoyed reading your post. Unicycling is all about attitude
and not giving up even when it seems impossible! Keep it up and keep us posted.
I don’t think any of us will ever forget the initial stages of learning to
ride. -Mark


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RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

Yoda,

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

> 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?

There are 16" and 12" models available. Go for the 16" if he will fit (12"
doesn’t “scale” well, and has problems with pedals hitting the ground). John
Drummond at UnicycleSource can help you determine the fit. 1-800-UNICYCLE.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Are we eating Chinese again tonight?” – More than one rider in China
at UNICON X

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

Hi Lowell,

Just wanted to say that I think you rule, dude!

-Kris Holm.

— yoda <yoda@socket.net> wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message----- From: owner-unicycling@winternet.com
> > [mailto:owner-unicycling@winternet.com]On Behalf
> Of Fantasmic37
> > Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:23 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com
> > Subject: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?
> >
> >
> > I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I
> cannot ride it for the life
> > 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 could ask
> > you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good
> unicycle) and I bought it 3 days
> > ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does
> not allow any returns on
> > anything. If you would like to make an offer, you
> could e-mail me. I am
> > located in Boston.
> >
> > Happy Riding
> >
> > John
>
> 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?
>
> Lowell yoda@socket.net
>


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Re: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

Don’t give up!

Mike Bersell, CEC UniChef.com www.unichef.com unichef@unichef.com

----- Original Message ----- From: Fantasmic37 <fantasmic37@aol.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 6:22 PM Subject:
Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

> I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I cannot ride it for the
life
> 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 could
ask
> you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3
days
> ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns on
> anything. If you would like to make an offer, you could e-mail me. I am
> located in Boston.
>
> Happy Riding
>
> John

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

> -----Original Message----- From: owner-unicycling@winternet.com
> [mailto:owner-unicycling@winternet.com]On Behalf Of Fantasmic37 Sent:
> Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:23 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: Anyone
> interested in buying a unicycle?
>
>
> I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I cannot ride it for the life
> 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 could ask
> you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3 days
> ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns on
> anything. If you would like to make an offer, you could e-mail me. I am
> located in Boston.
>
> Happy Riding
>
> John

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?

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

>
> — “yoda” <yoda@socket.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >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.
>
> Lowell, I really enjoyed reading your post. Unicycling is all about attitude
> and not giving up even when it seems impossible! Keep it up and keep us
> posted. I don’t think any of us will ever forget the initial stages of
> learning to ride. -Mark

Thanks for your reply Mark,

I agree that it is all in the attitude. I’ve seen it done and I know that
anyone, maybe even me, can do it. It is an interesting sport. There is far more
to it than it first looks like. I’ll make a report once in a while on my
progress. I hope John doesn’t give up now, there sure is a lot of people here to
give encouragement. Thanks.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

>
> Yoda,
>
> “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Great quote.

> > 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?
>
> There are 16" and 12" models available. Go for the 16" if he will fit (12"
> doesn’t “scale” well, and has problems with pedals hitting the ground). John
> Drummond at UnicycleSource can help you determine the fit. 1-800-UNICYCLE.

I might go ahead and get the 16", I might be able to cut the seat post down to
fit. I could always get a new seat post later as he grows into
it.

Thanks for the reply John.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

> Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com
>
> “Are we eating Chinese again tonight?” – More than one rider in China at
> UNICON X

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

>
> Hi Lowell,
>
> Just wanted to say that I think you rule, dude!
>
> -Kris Holm.

Thanks Kris, and I really enjoyed your segment on Ripley’s.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

> — yoda <yoda@socket.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message----- From: owner-unicycling@winternet.com
> > > [mailto:owner-unicycling@winternet.com]On Behalf
> > Of Fantasmic37
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:23 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com
> > > Subject: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?
> > >
> > >
> > > I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I
> > cannot ride it for the life
> > > 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 could ask
> > > you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good
> > unicycle) and I bought it 3 days
> > > ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does
> > not allow any returns on
> > > anything. If you would like to make an offer, you
> > could e-mail me. I am
> > > located in Boston.
> > >
> > > Happy Riding
> > >
> > > John
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > Lowell yoda@socket.net
> >
>
>
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Re: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

yoda wrote:

> 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.

That sounds like almost exactly the same rate of progress I was getting in my
first couple of weeks. Didn’t actually make any holes, but am keeping the old
lino down until I’m completely ready to move out of the hallway: the new
laminate wood flooring is stacked up waiting for this event!

> 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.

Again, this is very familiar… I’ve had it (26" Muni) about a couple of
months now, and can now ride up and down the hall without grabbing anything,
even through a doorway, and making direction changes too (well, some of the time
I can!). I’m still putting too much weight on the pedals, and still getting a
lot of false starts, but even the practice is fun. Progress over the last week
has been greatest yet, so I should be outside full time soon. Hoping to be
commuting on it by the end of the year (only a 10 minute walk, after all).

Keep it up, keep having fun…

Pete.

Peter Clinch University of Dundee Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Medical Physics,
Ninewells Hospital Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK net
p.j.clinch@dundee.ac.uk http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/

Re: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

> 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.
> Lowell yoda@socket.net
>
Sounds like when I started- and I was 11 at the time!

Keep it up!

Mike Bersell, CEC UniChef.com www.unichef.com unichef@unichef.com

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

>
> yoda wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> That sounds like almost exactly the same rate of progress I was getting in my
> first couple of weeks. Didn’t actually make any holes, but am keeping the old
> lino down until I’m completely ready to move out of the hallway: the new
> laminate wood flooring is stacked up waiting for this event!

That is a good idea, I guess you were going to put down new flooring anyway at
some point. I made the hole during one of my first attempts. I mostly fall off
and catch the uni by the seat.

> > 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.
>
> Again, this is very familiar… I’ve had it (26" Muni) about a couple of
> months now, and can now ride up and down the hall without grabbing anything,
> even through a doorway, and making direction changes too (well, some of the
> time I can!). I’m still putting too much weight on the pedals, and still
> getting a lot of false starts, but even the practice is fun. Progress over
> the last week has been greatest yet, so I should be outside full time soon.
> Hoping to be commuting on it by the end of the year (only a 10 minute walk,
> after all).

I put a lot of weight on the pedals too. Also I over correct too much and lose
it. Got to get to where I relax more while on it. I notice that I make direction
changes without meaning too. I hope to make your kind of soon, well in a couple
of months anyway.

> Keep it up, keep having fun…

I will and you too.

> Pete.
> –
> Peter Clinch University of Dundee Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Medical
> Physics, Ninewells Hospital Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK net
> p.j.clinch@dundee.ac.uk http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/

                              Lowell Terry
                            yoda@socket.net

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

>
> > 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.
> > Lowell yoda@socket.net
> >
> Sounds like when I started- and I was 11 at the time!

Thanks Mike. I’m sure it will take a while, but I’ll keep plugging.

> Keep it up!

I will.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

> Mike Bersell, CEC UniChef.com www.unichef.com unichef@unichef.com
>

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 :wink:

John - you’re curiosity was caught enough to buy a unicycle so there’s your
starting point. It can be done :slight_smile:

Neil

-----Original Message----- From: yoda@socket.net [mailto:yoda@socket.net] Sent:
01 September 2000 07:56 To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: RE: Anyone
interested in buying a unicycle? Importance: Low

>> -----Original Message----- From: owner-unicycling@winternet.com
>> [mailto:owner-unicycling@winternet.com]On Behalf Of Fantasmic37 Sent:
>> Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:23 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
>> Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?
>>
>>
>> I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I cannot ride it for
>the life
>> 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
>could ask
>> you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3
>days
>> ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns
>on
>> anything. If you would like to make an offer, you could e-mail me. I am
>> located in Boston.
>>
>> Happy Riding
>>
>> John

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?

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

RE: Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?

>
> Lowell - great post!

Thanks Neil.

> 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 :wink:

It is definitely a challenge. Sounds like you are enjoying yourself with your
unicycle, I hope I can master it too. I have been over a week at it but I don’t
get much practice in at one time. I’ll get exhausted with all the tension in a
short time and then go rest. Lots of other things I have to do too. I am going
to step up the practice tho. I sometimes think I forget what I learned before I
get back to it.

> John - you’re curiosity was caught enough to buy a unicycle so there’s your
> starting point. It can be done :slight_smile:
>
> Neil

I forgot to tell John that I found a lot of good tips and inspiration at the
Marsh sisters web site. Very good web page to visit for help.

http://members.tripod.com/~MarshT/index.html

> -----Original Message----- From: yoda@socket.net [mailto:yoda@socket.net]
> Sent: 01 September 2000 07:56 To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: RE: Anyone
> interested in buying a unicycle? Importance: Low
>
>
> >> -----Original Message----- From: owner-unicycling@winternet.com
> >> [mailto:owner-unicycling@winternet.com]On Behalf Of Fantasmic37 Sent:
> >> Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:23 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject:
> >> Anyone interested in buying a unicycle?
> >>
> >>
> >> I just recently bought a brand new unicycle but I cannot ride it for
> >the life
> >> 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
> >could ask
> >> you guys. It is a yellow jugglebug (a good unicycle) and I bought it 3
> >days
> >> ago for $115. The store that I bought it at does not allow any returns
> >on
> >> anything. If you would like to make an offer, you could e-mail me. I am
> >> located in Boston.
> >>
> >> Happy Riding
> >>
> >> John
>
> 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?
>
> Lowell yoda@socket.net