I saw a monkey on a unicycle on TV(cartoons) and I had no idea what i wanted for my birthday, and ever since I skipped third grade and was 1 or + year(s) younger than the rest of my class, I’ve had no choice but to be different, now I do it for fun! So I figured since I had never seen anyone mention a unicycle before(that’s a lot–we had a unicycle on our book cover and it was the easiest class ever for everyone, not just the smart ones or idiots) it was the perfect thing for me! Of course, there was a loophole(actually 2), but I didn’t give it(them) so much thought, to build suspense I’ll tell (both) later…Anyways, one day, sometime around October 25(2005), November 1 was my birthday, we took a LOONG 2 1/2 hr. trip to see my uncle. On the trip back, we stopped by a cycle shop(I had heard my Dad talk about how he’s heard about a shop that sells the unicycles before, no one else had any idea were to find them besides the Internet) so, since it was a long trip, and I woke up early, and it was a Sunday, so naturally, I was sleepy, and they picked the best time to surprise me, when I’m sleepy, I forget everything–one time I forgot my name but remembered once I washed my face, it wakes me up, and, well, there was no sink–so they just took me in the store(Lopez M. I don’t remember what the M stood for, it just said L.M. and the M. was a bike.) and there was a guy holding a unicyle(imitation Sun 16") and Mom just asked, “Do you fit there?” and I was speechless(sorta like “OK, I’m up now, what do I say?”) and then , with tons of help, I got on the unicycle.I fit just right on the size it was. I was like, “Thank you!” so…excited! I began trying to learn the next day, I got on from the step’s handrail(downstairs) and tried to ride off, which, obviously, I didn’t(the next loophole–my cerebellum is tinier than usual, and that’s the part of the brain that receives information about balance, I had learned to ride a bike barely 3 yrs. ago, and I was ten now(at the time that happened)…whoops!) this hobby was the one that took me the longest to learn the basics, but the most wothwhile and fun, so, next day, and the whole next two weeks, I kept practicing, every day less and less, and eventually, there was a week I didn’t ride, I rode, after that week, I could almost ride the length of the handrail, but no I didn’t, and a few days later, February 5th(2006), to be exact, we went to a skate park, and there was a rail…I rode my 50 meters! About two weeks after that, I took my uni to school, and two MORE weeks after that I didn’t ride for about four MORE weeks(around May) and in June I got bored and tried to ride again. Then it "clicked."I dodn’t stop riding ever since. Now it’s almost a year since that October and I still have no idea what to ask for my birthday…maybe another unicycle…or I’ll leave that for Christmas and ask for a camcorder…I have no idea! Man I could make a history book with this post alone, and to think it was a quick reply!
**By the way, ian.stockwell what is your avatar?I think it’s a banana and my brother thinks it’s chocolate and now I think we’re both right!