I´m from germany and I´m looking for elderly people who´ll join unicon 16. I´m 58 and I recently learnt to unicycle and I´m participating at unicon as a non-competitor.
I want to meet other beginners of my age to ride together in Italy.
I’d be there if I could but I can’t…I think the word elderly might put people off. I am a similar age to you and think of myself as an older unicyclist…certainly not an elderly one. I would have to be at least seventy or perhaps eighty to be elderly (could someone please confirm this, I’m getting worried)
“Elderly”? Pah! I keep telling myself “Age is a frame of mind”, and “Middle age is 10 years older than you are.” I certainly don’t feel or think my age. More like “35 with 20 years extra experience”. However, as my optician said, “It’s the eyes and teeth that give the game away!”
I was at the last Unicon and proudly came last in my events but have to admit stress and anxiety with the big event got to me. I could not ride to my secret amazing standards LOL. That doesn’t mean I cannot ride OK; I like XC, LD touring, rough downhill without big drops and generally messing about on a uni. I can still jump up steps, do reasonable drops, down steps and do mild trials etc.
I am age challenged, have a big b’day party soon but far from elderly. That is a condercending term, I like terms like age challenged, a bit older than you (kids I teach > than 40 or more years) and who cares.
We are going to have a super masters catagory (I hope) > 60 at Uninats which are the Aust champs.
Elderly sounds like walking sticks…hmmmm be careful here, I have tried adjustable walking poles when riding some steep uphill Muni. They work