I’m 37 and married with three kids, and a musician who has never been much for exercise or fitness (besides mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, and keeping children alive). But then my dad bought me a 20" Sun Classic unicycle for Christmas as a sort of joke (or dare?) and I practiced for about 3 weeks and got to where I could ride around my 3/8-mile block. I couldn’t get the seat post high enough–I’m 6’3" and about 205–and wanted to go farther too, so I got myself another Sun Classic, their “28,” which I have come to understand is more like a 29er. The difference was amazing, and since the end of January I’ve gotten into the routine of taking it for 3- to 5-mile rides around town at the crack of dawn several mornings each week.
Then disaster struck. I started working on backward pedaling and was getting decent on the 20" when the left crank just fell off: I had sheared off the end of the hub where the crank attaches, effectively totaling my budget uni. But then I did the VERY same thing to my 29" Sun just last week. (Also working on backward pedaling again…has anyone else had this happen?)
I am now without unicycle and feel lost–I’ve gotten so addicted, and now there’s nothing! BUT I just talked things over with my better half, who thought it wise, in light of the depth of my obsession, to get a nicer vehicle. Now a Nimbus 29" muni is in the mail from unicycle.com! I’m like a little boy waiting for Christmas morning at this point.
Nice to “meet” you all. I’ve been prowling around this site for a few weeks and love the stories and the wealth of knowledge.