i have one now

found a unicycle today so now I’m learning any hints or tips would be
appreciated greatly
I can balance by going backwards and forwards quarter turn but that is it so
far
have big bruises on legs lol but suppose you get used to it
And why has my other message disappeared ? anyone know ?

practise

practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise practise and have fun!!

:slight_smile:

Re: i have one now

I am but my legs are so bruised and the bike keeps flying backwards is this
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“GILD” <GILD.3praa@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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Re: Re: i have one now

Yes. I’m a wee bit further on than you, maybe a week or two more practice (and a Ben Nevis climb under my belt:)), but yes I’m still getting bruised. The upper inner thigh mostly, probably from trying to free mount (I can get it about 70% of the time now) but also on my right ankle (also from free mounting - I keep hitting the pedal wrong).

My uni (NOT a bike, be careful, people have been lynched for that error here in the past) flies out to the back every so often. Usually I’ve hit something small on the road that stops the wheel. There might be another reason that some of the more experienced guys may be able to give.

Have fun!

Graeme

Hmmm… I wonder if I can add any more bracketed comments (or maybe I shouldn’t)?

New Guy,

I found that using the railings common at school yards (at least here in Mississippi, USA) was good for me. I could use my upper body strength to keep me on the unicycle while i pedaled. It let me feel what to expect when I could pedal for real. I gradually weaned myself from the railing. However, at some point, I realized I was depending on the rail a bit much, so I started just pushing off into the void (away from the rail). However, that was problematic for me because i was immediately faced with a curb, so I switched over to using a street sign to mount, and then I just kept riding forward until i could ride indefinitely. THEN I started worrying about turns (I could do slight course correction by then). THEN I started practicing riding over bumps and taking very shallow slopes. THEN after all of that, I learned to mount without the sign (first using a curb mount, then practicing a rollback mount).

Maybe that will give you some ideas. The street sign is what really let me start getting it.

Good luck,

Lewis

Re: practise

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I found this bit of advice to be really, really helpfull:

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THIS was pure brilliance, was right on target, resinated truth, and chimed like a bell in the darkness for my lost soul to cling to:

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However, here you become, well… derivitive… dare I say stale. At one time, this was cutting edge, but now it’s so ‘15 minutes ago’.

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And finaly,

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Must we stoop to such blatent plagiarism?

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Would that only be enough, but no- you must mock with this:

The gaul you show, Sir, is spectacular.

Good day.

Christopher

Re: i have one now

thanks Graeme
well I can now get across the kitchen with out holding on too the sides but
my ten and 12 year old children are doing better
well I’m going to keep trying lol I mastered my stilts so will get there in
the end
“Graeme” <Graeme.3pygm@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> stuart.beeby wrote:
> > *I am but my legs are so bruised and the bike keeps flying backwards
> > is this
> > normal
> > *
>
> Yes. I’m a wee bit further on than you, maybe a week or two more
> practice (and a Ben Nevis climb under my belt:)), but yes I’m still
> getting bruised. The upper inner thigh mostly, probably from trying to
> free mount (I can get it about 70% of the time now) but also on my right
> ankle (also from free mounting - I keep hitting the pedal wrong).
>
> My uni (NOT a bike, be careful, people have been lynched for that error
> here in the past) flies out to the back every so often. Usually I’ve hit
> something small on the road that stops the wheel. There might be another
> reason that some of the more experienced guys may be able to give.
>
> Have fun!
>
> Graeme
>
> Hmmm… I wonder if I can add any more bracketed comments (or maybe I
> shouldn’t)?
>
>
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> Graeme - Occasional de-lurker
>
> ****************************
> Greg is right, it does take twice the man to ride half the bicycle, but
> this ****ing Viscount saddle is doing its best to alter that!
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huh, if you think gild’s ‘gaul’ was good, just wait 'till you see the ‘vis-goth’ or ‘vandal’ , both quite breathtaking i assure you sir! :wink:

Graeme,

With time and riding, you will ride up over those small bumps easily and effortlessly. It is like rhysling said. Practice…

You will learn to come up out of the seat by pushing down a little more on your legs as you go over the bump. It’s really a timing issue more than anything at all. YOu get all of your body to move as one. keep practicing riding on flat areas like vacant parking lots. Any riding that you can do will ultimately help.

I wouldn’t work on the free mount as much right now. That is really hard to master. Get better at just riding. Use things to grab onto to help you mount and then practice on riding.

Once the balance comes in with riding, then work on the free mount. You might not get banged up so much.

I didn’t start working on my free mount until I started working on riding backwards. This was several months after I had learned to ride forwards. My constant dumps off the uni when practicing forced me to learn the free mount, but it took several weeks.

Work the maze.

Re: i have one now

New lady !!!
“Animation” <Animation.3pyoy@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> New Guy,
>
> I found that using the railings common at school yards (at least here in
> Mississippi, USA) was good for me. I could use my upper body strength to
> keep me on the unicycle while i pedaled. It let me feel what to expect
> when I could pedal for real. I gradually weaned myself from the railing.
> However, at some point, I realized I was depending on the rail a bit
> much, so I started just pushing off into the void (away from the rail).
> However, that was problematic for me because i was immediately faced
> with a curb, so I switched over to using a street sign to mount, and
> then I just kept riding forward until i could ride indefinitely. THEN I
> started worrying about turns (I could do slight course correction by
> then). THEN I started practicing riding over bumps and taking very
> shallow slopes. THEN after all of that, I learned to mount without the
> sign (first using a curb mount, then practicing a rollback mount).
>
> Maybe that will give you some ideas. The street sign is what really let
> me start getting it.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Lewis
>
>
> –
> Animation - I unicycle in Mississippi too.
>
> Lewis W Beard
> lewis@lwb.org
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and then some

wearing hi-top boots that cover the ankle will help protect u from the dreaded pedal scrape
wearing cycling shorts will generally make the whole operation a touch more comfortable
the padding is worth it’s weight in gold
i found it handy to practise a couple of things at the same time
i’d practise the freemount for a couple of minutes and as u get irritated, u can switch and just practise riding, or a bit of idling, or going backward
these skills r seen as way to advanced for a beginner to even try
i beg to differ and suggest that the variety allows u to keep your sessions more fun for longer and pick up more skills as u go
i also dragged my juggling stuff along and have 5minute juggling breaks once in a while
as long as u remain positive and can find ways to have fun while u r practising, u’ll be riding off to the shops in no time flat

u may want to make a carefull note of your goals right now
while i was trying to stay on the machine, i dreamt of riding across the courtyard of the complex i stay in
i also had visions of actually being able to go the eight blocks up the road to the shops
now, while i’m trying to learn some new stuff, whenever i get really demotivated and feel as tho i’ll never get the hang of it,
i ride across the courtyard just to remind me that once that was only a dream
hey! it works for me
the mind is a powerfull toy, have fun playing with it

Re: Re: i have one now

All right! Welcome! We need more girl power around here.

Cherie

just saw this today…

>found a unicycle today so now I’m learning any hints or tips would be
appreciated greatly

pray tell where u ‘found’ a unicycle?
r they growing wild in some parts of europe?

how r u doing on the machine, btw?