So I’m back after 3 years of no unicycling, borrowing a 36 to see how I like it.
So far, mounting and riding are pretty easy.
For me, the scary part is getting off the thing! No serious injury, but it certainly isn’t cozy so far. I just kind of do a (semi-)controlled fall, but it’s a long enough fall that it sometimes hurts. The plus side is that I don’t want to stop!
I generally grab the brake really hard and then place my feet horizontally in front of me (off the pedals). Once all the momentum has been exhausted I slightly release the brake and step down off the back side.
I never really thought about it much but I guess when I dismount the big wheel I get off the back and press down on the seat as it rolls forward and I descend. I pretty much take every opportunity in my life to be more like Mary Poppins.