This is my first post here.
I procured a 20" uni about 10 weeks ago, and have am quite happy with my
achievements since my starting from absolute scratch. I can ride around the
streets just fine, my turns are great. I enjoy all the curious comments and
wisecracks. Even the “Where’s your other wheel?” type ones that may bore or
annoy some, are still such a novelty to me! I can freemount very reliably now,
either into going forward, or into an idle. My idling is getting better and
better!! I try to ride regularly enough to continue to consolidate all those
skills. My fledgeling bunny hops and going backwards are still only at the
embryonic stage. And, I’ve GOTTA say, I found it so heartening during my
earliest days/weeks (which were not long ago) to read of others’ newbie
experiences, etc., especially adult newbies (like me). I scoured the
rec.sport.unicycling archives for that stuff.
I could be responding to the [Re: Oh what a feeling!!! ] thread, but I wanted to
keep my post title as accurate as possible. So, I’d better get to the point.
Next week I am travelling to China. I am not asking how to prepare my uni for
air travel. (I’ve already done that to travel interstate for work, recently).
BUT, on this occasion, given that I am on a cultural exchange tour with a music
group, and we already have all our music gear and transport complications and
requirements… I know it is just not possible to take my uni.
I remember reading somewhere on the web about the “yellow unicycle” program, in
China, a bit like the “red bicycle” program… where cycles are just around, for
people to use, then they leave them when they have finished using them.
Call, me crazy, but I would just LOVE to surprise my colleagues (who have
absolutely no inkling of my newly developed uni skills) by happening across a
uni somewhere and getting to ride it…just around the corner, whatever! I am
going to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Xiamen.
Did I dream the yellow uni/red bike thing (& I might have the colours all
wrong). Any thoughts suggestions, folks?
If not, then it’ll just have to just remain a though that makes me smile, and I
might have to be content with simply BIcycling in China ;-(
P.S. To: Tammy and Tanya Marsh (if you should happen to read this post) – I
really like your website.