Eating on a unicycle

Does anyone else do this? Frequently on rides I can be seen stuffing my face with any thing from ice cream to raisins. Because unicycling leaves my hands free, it’s difficult to resist multitasking. (If you read this and are considering eating on your unicycle as well, I would suggest to avoid foods that require utensils)

I too can say that if there is something I can do with my hands whilst unicycing, I will likely try it.

When I was in school I used to hit up the grocery store near campus and then unicycle back to the place I was renting. My typical fare was a baguette from a bakery called Terra Breads that I’d eat like a mutton leg. I also remember pulling an all-nighter at a 24 hour bakery to work on my thesis and on the unicycle ride home I stopped at a Dairy Queen and got an ice cream cone that go annihilated on the rest of the ride back.

There is something infinitely rewarding to making use of the hands that don’t need to be occupied by handlebars.

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Also I frequently drink takeaway coffee while riding my 36er


I wonder how the people would react if you would ride your uni through the McDrive :stuck_out_tongue:

If I don’t feel like dismounting I wiggle my drinking bottle out of the side pocket of my backpack so I can drink and ride.

My riding snack is typically buried deep inside the back pack so no eating while riding for me :slight_smile:

Sounds like you just need to learn to flick the backpack around so you can rummage around in it while riding. I do that pretty frequently too.

Sometimes they see the funny side. Sometimes they tell you that they can’t serve you, in the same way that they often don’t if you walk round the drive through.

Just try to avoid taking off a heavy backpack (carrying a 6pack and other things) with momentum while riding

OFC. In the summer on my commutes to work I often pick up food and sometimes even coffee and have breakfast on the way. In fact sometimes, I even do it in the winter.

Nothing better than cruising on a uni and eating a few balls of icecream .


I used to roll cigarettes while riding. That was pretty challenging. Sometimes lighting them was more difficult than rolling them. I know David Stone used to eat sushi with chopsticks while riding on the Brooklyn Bridge during commute times. Unlike me, however, he was a good rider.

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Been there, done this. “Cars only, no bicycles allowed!”

Yeah, nice challenge.

On Uphill races I eat energy bars, that’s is Possible but you lose the control on the Uni if you ride with an T-Bar. Normally I don’t eat on the unicycle.

During my 24-hour record in 1991, I ate spaghetti at 3 o’clock in the morning, with a plate and fork, of course


Thats awesome :sunglasses: