I have been practicing regularly on my unicycle for over 3 years now and I am still a beginner. Riding is still very limited with very short distances, usually between 50 and 100 meters. I’ve tried many times to freemount, but to no avail. Fortunately, I have plenty of lampposts around here that I can use, although even that is a struggle now and then, especially if I haven’t practiced for a while. A practice session for me consists of riding away from the pole until I am forced to dismount, I walk back, catch my breath and try again and that a number of times in a row.
I signed up for the 800 meters at the Dutch Unicycling Nationals later this month and for that I practice very regularly, but I just can’t manage to get even close to that distance. Based on the experiences of other unicyclists, getting better is a matter of practice and at some point you should be able to ride as far as you want. But that doesn’t seem to work for me. I think I should practice in a different way, but I have no idea how. The obvious things like correct saddle height and correct tire pressure should all be fine. Does anyone have an idea what else I can try?