I CAN DO IT (thanks to you guys)

I learned how to unicycle after 2 days of hard streaneous work, but I found out all that I needed was some music!!! maybe it is just me and music but does that help anybody else to have music? well thanks guys for gettin’ me started now I just need to work on the skill levels.
Jonathan

Well, I don’t usually have music playing, but I do have the soundtrack
from “Universe” playing in my head. It seems to inspire me. I am now able
to side hop up curbs. Cheers…Joe in Iowa

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(thanks to you guys)

I learned how to unicycle after 2 days of hard streaneous work, but I
found out all that I needed was some music!!! maybe it is just me and
music but does that help anybody else to have music? well thanks guys for
gettin’ me started now I just need to work on the skill levels. Jonathan

Music definitely helped me learn to idle.

I will not ask… I will not ask… I will not… will not… will…

Was it Vivaldi?

Christopher

No. Vivaldi is too complex although I do like his violin concerti (concertos) and the Four Seasons by Nigel Kennedy is one of my favorite CD’s. To accompany idling you just need something rythmic…some pop stuff so it feels like you’re dancing to it as you rock back and forth. Tell my 25 year old daughter that I dance well to pop music on a unicycle and you’ll see her eyes roll so far back in her head you’ll think she’s from the cast of the Exorcist.

Well, actually I was listening to “they might be giants” and believe me, it helped, do any of you know who they are? I was listening to there new album called “Mink Car”.
–Bagpiperboy–

No Motiv is an awesome Emo band that inspires me to ride…
I’m getting better at hopping, only if I had a Miyata seat.

i know the album by TMBG, i usually listen to music while i ride, but never did while i was learning, only after i could ride more than 100m without falling off.

tim

I worship Jesus

hey I am learning with a torker saddle and I learned how to ride with the fat end in front and the skinny end in back, and that gave me huge rashes that I had to sleep on to get them to go away. but the reason I didn’t do it the other way because it was a total ball cruncher, but now I tried it that way and I can position it w/o pain and no rashes either. is that the right way, or the way I had it? Or is there a right way? Or do I need to forget about the Torker saddle and get a new one. if so do any of ya got a spare? If not where do I buy one? AND (one more thing) my uni came set up at some bike store and I think the guy that set it up messed up, is there supposed to be grease on the pole between my saddle and the uni 'cause when I turn the seat stays stationary and the whole uni moves from under me and it is a real pain to move back. me and my friend named it the devil seat, do any of you have names for your unicycles? well I’m probably bugging you by now so I 'm thinkin that I will go now

--Jonathan--

Congratulations!!

  1. The Torker saddle is torture–if you are over about 10 years old. It is
    meant for young children.

  2. Yes, the skinny end of the seat goes in front.

  3. Unicycle.com is just about the only place that has any kind of
    selection for unicycle parts. They also have the best prices and
    service.

  4. the bike store did the right thing in greasing the seatpost. You just
    need to tighten it tighter–though you can wipe off any excess grease.
    Some people use quick releases to make re-positioning the seat easier.
    Others use double pinch bolts to make the seat post more secure. Again,
    check out unicycle.com or maybe danscomp.com

Can you ride and play bagpipes? I once tried to ride while holding a
screaming cat. It was probably about the same.

David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTs RULE, i have flood and apalo 18, they rule.
theres only one thing that id rather be doing and that is whisiling in the dark!
WOOOOOOO

On 29 Dec 2001 21:36:37 GMT, maxfieldd@aol.com (Maxfield D) wrote:

>Can you ride and play bagpipes? I once tried to ride while holding a
>screaming cat. It was probably about the same.
Do you mean effort-wise or result-wise?

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “IG, M-x spook, bird dog”

On 29 Dec 2001 21:36:37 GMT, maxfieldd@aol.com (Maxfield D) wrote:

>Can you ride and play bagpipes? I once tried to ride while holding a
>screaming cat. It was probably about the same.
Do you mean effort-wise or result-wise?

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “IG, M-x spook, bird dog”

Thank you. I was begining to think I was getting old, when one of my
friends said he liked my shirt, but didn’t know who TMBG were.

jl

> THEY MIGHT BE GIANTs RULE, i have flood and apalo 18, they rule. theres
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> dark! WOOOOOOO
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the guy in the bike store that set my uni up put the wheel in the wrong way around, although this doesn’t make any difference at all, it just means the left crank is on the right side and the right is on the left. I have since changed it back round though.

Tim

I worship Jesus

I had a $50 giftcard to K-Mart so I bought a big knobby tire for “mountain bikes”. I left it in the garage one day by my Unicycle and my dad was nice enough to mount it for me. Only problem was he put the direction for the rotation of the tire on backwards, ohh well… :frowning: