Help just starting out

We gave our 12 year-old son a basic 24"/$99 unicycle for Christmas … something
he has wanted for a couple of months.

The only help that I can find online is the Semcycle workshop. However, that
doesn’t give us the basic, step-by-step that I had hoped for a beginner. Can
anyone help?

Thanks.

Joe JSitts@aol.com

Re: Help just starting out

In article <19971226193101.OAA21665@ladder02.news.aol.com> jsitts@aol.com
(JSitts) writes:
> We gave our 12 year-old son a basic 24"/$99 unicycle for Christmas …
> something he has wanted for a couple of months.
>
> The only help that I can find online is the Semcycle workshop. However,
that
> doesn’t give us the basic, step-by-step that I had hoped for a beginner.
Can
> anyone help?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Joe JSitts@aol.com

There are posts here, there is a FAQ, also there is the Unicycle home page

  • hmmmm, where’s my book marks ?

{BTW, learning WITH him would be more than double the fun (-: } (don’t gimme
that “too old” stuff)

Ah, here’s a starting point, with more pointers to explore

http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/uinternet.html

Enjoy,

Reg

Re: Help just starting out

At 19:31 97/12/26 GMT, JSitts wrote:
> We gave our 12 year-old son a basic 24"/$99 unicycle for Christmas …
> something he has wanted for a couple of months.
>
> The only help that I can find online is the Semcycle workshop. However,
that
> doesn’t give us the basic, step-by-step that I had hoped for a beginner.
Can
> anyone help?

Try my book ANYONE CAN RIDE A UNICYCLE. Here is the information on how
to get it.

>
> Thanks.
>
> Joe JSitts@aol.com
>

            ANYONE CAN RIDE A UNICYUCLE

                  by Jack Halpern

Recently I have been getting a number of inquiries about my book, ANYONE CA RIDE
A UNICYCLE. Here is some infrmation for those interested in acquiring it.

Miyata and I are considering publishing a new edition if I ever have time to
deal with it, but this might take quite a while. In the meantime, to get a
photocopy, please do the following.

  1. Send me US$15 or equivalent in cash (cashing a check costs more than that
    in Japan!).
  2. Let me know your snailmail address.

I will airmail you a copy as soon as I know your address and you inform me that
the payment hs been sent.

Some of the pictures in that book have been place on the unicycling home page.

Here is a quote from the unciyling FAQ describing the book.

    o Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle by Jack Halpern

      For the material it covers this is the best book on unicycling. In
      particular, book tells how to learn to ride, as well as a variety of
      beginning and intermediate skills. It also covers practical issues
      like unicycling attire, adjusting the unicycle, and theory.

      The book is based on what are considered the most effective ways of
      learning. John Foss helped a lot with reviewing the manuscript and by
      providing excellent photographs. Much credit is also due to Bill
      Jenack,the founder of modern unicycling, who has developed most of the
      techniques introduced in the book.

      The book comes with Miyata unicycles, and you can also get it from
      Jack Halpern while supplies last. Miyata is out of stock at the
      moment, and has no definite plans at this time to reprint it. In
      the meantime, he will be glad to send you photocopies for $15,
      including airmail.

      The amount you send need not be $15 exactly if you send it in another
      currency. You should send this in cash form, not a check, since it is
      very difficult to cash a check in dollars in Japan. Supplies are
      short, so you may want to send e-mail to Jack before sending cash to
      verify availability. His address is:

                              Jack Halpern 1-3-502 3-Chome Niiza Niiza-shi
                              Saitama 352 JAPAN

                              E-mail: jhalpern@super.win.or.jp

Regards, Jack Halpern

Kanji Dictionary Publishing Society, http://www.win.or.jp/~jhalpern

1-3-502 3-Chome Niiza, Niiza-shi, Saitama 352 JAPAN Voice: +81-048-481-3103 Fax:
+81-048-479-1323
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Re: Help just starting out

> We gave our 12 year-old son a basic 24"/$99 unicycle for Christmas …
> something he has wanted for a couple of months.
>
> The only help that I can find online is the Semcycle workshop. However, that
> doesn’t give us the basic, step-by-step that I had hoped for a beginner. Can
> anyone help?
>

Check out the unicycling FAQ at http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/faq.html.
It has a section on learning to ride.

Beirne