We were informed Saturday that we would be cutting back to 6 ten hour days
until further notice. Finally, some time off!
Friday we had a cold snap (-10 degF, 35-40mph wind from NW) and the construction site where I am working was closed down at noon. I collected my uni and gym clothes and hotfooted it to the local YMCA here in Columbus Nebraska. I met with the director and he was willing to let me unicycle in their epoxy-sealed concrete-floored multi-purpose gym since it was "absolutely dead today" and they regularly hold rollerblade hockey games in there. He also knew of the Wohler and Wilbur families who live here and are USA members. He was surprised to hear we belong to the same (unicycling) organization. I went back Sunday (today) for a second session. I was encouraged by the thread about learning to wheel walk one footed as an intermediate step to gliding, so I tried it with one hand on the wall. After a few warm-up attempts, I actually made it a couple of wheel revs before falling off! Could we have some discussion on transitioning from two footed riding to one footed wheel walking? Today I first put my right foot on the tire, then moved it to the frame after the left foot touched the tire. This of course holding on to the wall. Those of you here who are adept at one footed wheel walking, do you go directly to it from forward riding or do you start out two footed wheel walking first? When you remove the first foot from the pedals, where do you put it, on the frame or on the tire? I had another thought too. Has anyone tried riding seat in front with a small child or dog or a sack of groceries on the seat?