Hazards of riding backwards

kfuchs@winternet.com (Ken Fuchs) (Ken) writes:

Ken> WARNING: A backward fall while riding one foot backwards is potential
Ken> dangerous, particularly if one’s feet get hung up on the unicycle!

I’ve been thinking about getting elbow pads before tring to learn to idle or
ride backwards. Is it common to land on elbows in a backwards fall? Of course,
it doesn’t need to be common for it to happen to me, so I should probably get
them even if no one else has ever landed on their elbows…


Seth Golub — seth@hilco.comhttp://www.cs.wustl.edu/~seth/ “…Inside the
jars were six parchment scrolls with ancient incomprehensible writing which the
shepherd, in his ignorance, sold to the museum for $750,000 apiece.” - W. Allen

Re: Hazards of riding backwards

My falls going backwards mostly involved rolls, too, but I never thought about
learning to ride backwards one footed, though.

The only big fall I remember was when I already knew how to ride and got too
far foward balanced on a downhill run and left pieces of my skin distributed
over the road :-<@#$%> I wish I had a scuba suit on at that time. The sight of
it left a lasting impression in my dad’s mind to this day. He still cringes
funny when the subject comes up.

I generally prefer to think about the more funny incident I had when a scuba
suit would have come in handy–the time I chased my friend around the back yard
on my unicycle right into the swimming pool, or the time I did the TV sort of
thing and ran into a telephone pole looking at a pretty girl. A right-cheek pad
may have helped to avoid splinters :slight_smile:

          Dan

Date: Thu, 5 Jan 95 18:20:45 -0600 From: Seth Golub <seth@hilco.com>
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kfuchs@winternet.com (Ken Fuchs) (Ken) writes:

Ken> WARNING: A backward fall while riding one foot backwards is potential
Ken> dangerous, particularly if one’s feet get hung up on the unicycle!

I’ve been thinking about getting elbow pads before tring to learn to idle or
ride backwards. Is it common to land on elbows in a backwards fall? Of
course, it doesn’t need to be common for it to happen to me, so I should
probably get them even if no one else has ever landed on their elbows…


Seth Golub --- seth@hilco.com --- <a href="http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~seth/">http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~seth/</a> "..Inside
the jars were six parchment scrolls with ancient incomprehensible writing
which the shepherd, in his ignorance, sold to the museum for $750,000
apiece." - W. Allen

Re: Hazards of riding backwards

On Jan 6, 10:10am, Daniel Dick wrote:
> Subject: Re: Hazards of riding backwards … A right-cheek pad may have helped
> to avoid splinters :slight_smile:
>
Especially when riding backwards…

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