I <3 unicycling too! I’m a real noob but I just love it. I’ve been laid up for the last 10 days after a small shoulder surgery and am itching to get onboard when I feel I can use my shoulder properly again.
Folks keep asking me why I unicycle. I tell them it’s my ‘mid-life crisis’ and I can’t afford a sports car!
My wife thinks it’s cool, so I guess that is all the chick magnet I need And both my daughters and most of their friends do too - so I would think that for the younger guys it could be something to set you apart from the crowd and draw the attention of some ladies.
I am finally learning here in my 40’s, just like my good pal Doc Doo, and I am wondering why it took me all these years to finally do it
Like you Nurse Ben, I just love to ride. I am not very good yet, but it just keeps calling to me. I have been a road cyclist for a long time and, though I am a total noob that cannot even make a continuous ride of more than a mile without a UPD, I am starting to wonder how much I will enjoy going back to the two wheeler… Winter in Utah is long and cold so it will be a while before I find out. The coolest thing is that I will be able to do a lot more riding of the uni during the winter than I ever have on the b*ike. Cool!!
Yep, I am hooked. Happy riding! Thanks for starting this ‘feel good’ thread.
+1. . . me too. . . words insufficient to express the upswelling of emotion.
A little bummer this weekend - we got our first big snow this past week. I did a little riding around the neighborhood yesterday, but it’s been about 35degF over the weekend, so the snow was thick and wet, and really hard to ride in. I’ll have to wait for it to get colder before I can do any more riding, because at least for me, hard pack / icy is much easier than soft mushy snow. If we keep getting a lot of snow, I won’t be able to commute anymore, because the snow piles put me out into traffic too much.
Not so sure Nurse Doo would like it too much if I told her my uni is a chick magnet! :p. However if the current Nurse Doo becomes the past Nurse Doo then we’ll see just how much of a chick magnet it is!
I got my uni just because I gave up smoking and started riding again but riding two wheels had become boring, I just knew there had to be more fun to be had on one wheel and by jingo I was right!