I learnt how to idle almost by accident. I had been practicing without much
luck for a long time. I Jumped on the uni once to demonstrate to a friend a
trick that I had recently seen done at a local juggle club. This guy was
balancing a stick on his chin as he idled. I was impressed as back then I could
do neither. Whilst I was trying to recreate this amazing feat I was
concentrating so hard on getting the stick onto my chin that I totally forgot
that I was idling and therefore forgot to fall off. I felt very stupid
afterwards as when I dismounted and said that I should learn to idle first I
realised that I had just been idling.

True story