Hello! I’d like to introduce myself, since soon I will be asking some questions in other parts of the site.
I’m 55 years old, live in a beautiful part of north Florida near the ocean. I have worked from home for many years now, which allows me to take care of my wife, who had a stroke ten years ago.
I originally learned to ride a unicycle when I was ten or eleven years old. I actually joined this forum ten years ago when I was in Memphis, Tennessee. I had purchased then sold a 20" unicycle, then later bought a 26" Torker LX just for buzzing around the neighborhood. I’ve really enjoyed that unicycle, just for some exercise and fun.
For several years I had to take a medication that wanted me to stay out of the sun, so the uni had to live in the garage. I am past that now, but putting on some weight like everybody else due to lockdown and stress, and remembered my unicycle! Time to start up again!
Since I’m a bit older now, I bought wrist guards, helmet, elbow pads, shin guards. When I was younger I would just bounce and pop back up, but I doubt that’s true any more…
Recently I somehow managed to install my wheel backwards after a tube repair. Of course, I quickly stripped out a crank, learned a lesson, and also realized that the hub is bent. It’s kind of sad, I thought it was a pretty stout little unicycle. So I got my money’s worth but it was time to move on.
I’m now awaiting delivery of a used KH29 with two-hole Moments cranks and a t-bar. Very much looking forward to trying that out!