I started riding a little over 2 weeks ago
I can ride and freemount 20" unicycle :]
I finally got out of the neighborhood and rode 1mile to community center,
There were some ups and downs, and I got stuck remounting when after upd on uphill section
my first question, I felt like I kept turning left, and had to hold both arms out to the right and twist my body a bit to keep going straight…I adjusted the seat to turn more right, but still had to fight to go straight…is this a fixable problem? or just more practice?
Second, I want to be able to ride about 6.8mi(11km) to school; it’s not flat, but not super steep for the most part.
I would be on the sidewalk, with some people jogging/walking(suburbs about 30mi from LA)
I read through a bunch of threads about commuting and what unicycle to get and decided that I want to be able to have good control/steering and be able to go up hills without it being too difficult.
I concluded that 36" would be too difficult for me to tackle, and 24" too slow,
so I started to look for 26" unis. I would mainly be riding to school for fun, so i am aiming for anywhere from 50min-1hr10min, is that reasonable?
I would have to ask my dad to buy the unicycle(i got my 20" for free from a school raffle that allowed to get any transportation device under $100 ).so I want something that isn’t too expensive
would a 29" be necessary? I would like to have enough speed/ease so I am not super sweaty and can still go uphill and not take forever, but I can’t be unsafe on the sidewalk nor have something bulky throughout the schoolday
3rd…is it safe to ride that far of a distance on the sidewalk? my mother would 99% oppose me riding on the street…saying that it is too dangerous
Thanks for any advice~!