I thought it was about time i introduced myself here. I’m a brand new unicycler from down in little old Tasmania, Australia. Well when i say brand new, i’ve been unicycling for 2 months now (wow time flies when your having fun) and loving every minute of it.
I picked up my first unicycle by random chance from my local tip shop (not sure what these are called in other countries, but basically at the rubbish dump there is a shop that resells any junk that might still be worth something). Then upon telling my girlfriend about the awesome thing i had found, she informed me she already had one but it was broken and she couldn’t really ride it properly. So i fixed it for her (i just had to replace the bolt on the seat clamp) and we’ve been riding ever since. Although i must say i have become a lot more obsessed than her.
In my 2 month career i am already onto my third unicycle. The first one i quickly found that the thread for the pedal in one of the cranks was stripped out and decided that was going to take way to much work to fix. So i got a brand new cheapy for $150 which was great for learning on. But simply riding wasn’t enough for me and so i started hopping which quickly led to twisted axle (cranks in about a 3 and 8 o’clock position and looking like they were about to fall off at any minute) This was at almost at the 2 month stage, so having proven to myself that i was going to be sticking to unicycling i decided it was time to get a quality unicycle.
Which led me to the 19" Nimbus Trials ENVY unicycle. Man was i impressed when it arrived in the mail! What a beast! I’ve only had it for about a week and am absolutely loving it.
Ok that’s it for my introduction, i hope to get involved in this community a little, as i don’t think there’s much chance of finding some other unicyclists down here.
Actually one quick question that i’ve always wondered, did you guys find hopping extremely easy? The first time i tried it, it felt completely natural and the easiest thing i’ve ever done on a unicyle. i could just bounce around as long as i wanted straight away. But my girlfriend can’t really do it at all.
Oh and here’s a cool picture
Anyway that’s it from me