That happens at times, it can be hard not to let it get to you. I think it’s probably best to feel sorry for them- they’re obviously not enjoying their lives much.
I had a realization recently which came from me going down a hill which was a little tricky but, I thought, within my capabilities.
I UPD’d, and got a sneering comment from a group of people that I’d ‘tried to be too clever’.
I replied that I was ‘pushing my boundaries’ which, in the past, I would have considered a bit of a naff thing to say, but, in this situation, summed things up perfectly.
i.e. I’d tried something which was on the edge of what I could do, and fallen as a result.
On further reflection I realised that, by implication, they had accused me off being a show off who’d had his cumuppance. Yet the truth of it is that I was totally focused on the ground beneath me, the group of people who assumed I was showing off were of no consequence whatsoever.
Basically, anyone who accuses a unicyclist of being a show off is rather arrogantly assuming that you are even aware of their existence.
There’s been a lot of posts on comments, with a lot of people recomending tolerance and understanding, and I totally agree with this approach.
However, lets face it, us unicyclists are here to stay, and we’re going to be on the roads, on the footpaths, off roading etc.
Our unicycles are a means of transport, no different to a bike or a skateboard; the public, sooner or later, is going to have to realise that we don’t ride unicycles to impress or entertain them.
The comment you recieved was just plain out of order; you have my understanding.