This post is just an introduction really. A long time desire was
rekindled after seeing unis selling on eBay. That lead to searches
among newsgroups and reading up on various websites. Along the way I
ran across Klass Bill’s learning curve stats and said shoot, I can do
that. So I ordered a Torker 24" with a Viscount seat. Got here last
friday and I’ve been out 3 nights giving it my best. The tips I’ve
picked up reading through this newsgroup have been very helpful.
Anyway I’m 42 years old, keeping a log of my practice sessions, and
hopefully in a week or so I can add another data point Klass’ stats.
My friend James is ready to become a statistic. He has been riding for a couple of weeks, and has had his own Unicycle for 6 days. He has put about 8 hours of practise in so far and today he broke the 50m barrier. He blitzed it with a 100m ride immediately after riding about 50m. I will let him enter himself in the How long did it take you to learn thread. I just noticed the search function is working again! Sweet.
Thanks for data from you and any friends. I prefer if people use the talent.xls spreadsheet (download from The unicycling Talent-o-meter) because it asks a couple more questions. And it is more fun too because it gives you a talent score!
Thanks and my apologies on screwing up your name. My US brain needs
to unlearn some neural pathways that assume certain letter
combinations. Kind of like it’s having to unlearn coasting. On a
bicycle I coast by putting a peddle down at 6 o’clock and stop
peddling. I’ve found that for some reason this doesn’t work on a uni
I’ve an on topic question that maybe more appropriate for a different
thread but here goes. My seat (Viscount) mount on the post allows a
certain amount of front and back adjustment. Right now I’ve got it
pretty much in the middle but my body’s telling me it should be moved
back which will rock my body forward a bit in the saddle. Is it
purely rider preference or is there some common wisdom that says move
it one way or another based on male vs female, or maybe size of the
size of rider.
I’ve seen guys just casually mount a uni or even do a walk on mount
(not sure what this trick is technically called) and ride away
seemingly regardless of their…um…err…anatomy. At this stage in
my learning that ability to just plop down on the seat just baffles
firstname.lastname@example.org (Klaas Bil) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>…
> Hey Cubby,
> Welcome here and I like it that my site was inspirational. I am a
> statistics buff and keep riding logs too - it’s nice to visualise
> progress that way (to me).
> Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
>my apologies on screwing up your name.
No sweat, happens all the time.
>purely rider preference or is there some common wisdom that says move
>it one way or another
Do what you prefer but many riders tilt the front of the seat up which
means moving the seat forward in the oblong slots. (There are also
technical arrangements like rail seat adapters that allow more tilting
than the usual 4-bolt plate.) That way you sit more on the back
(broad) end of the seat. And surprise surprise, your certain
anatomical parts have more room.
>a walk on mount
>(not sure what this trick is technically called)
>seemingly regardless of their…um…err…anatomy. At this stage in
>my learning that ability to just plop down on the seat just baffles
Over time, a lot has been said about this issue. Successful search
terms might include male, seat and maybe crush.
Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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