I live in a small city called Murwillumbah not too far from the eastern most point of Australia. There isn’t a unicycling scene here at all as far I can see. I have been getting attention though, particularly from children. Some of the them get very excited when they first see me.
I took up unicycling about six months ago when I bought a no brand one for $10 in a garage sale. Despite a discouraging start I was determined to learn and recall persevering for hours on my front lawn in the rain on a summer night in January. You could say I got hooked pretty quickly.
Once I managed the ten metres across the lawn I moved onto the footpath and worked up to fifty meters there.
It had already become clear the uni was way too small for me and after searching onine for a while I bought a QU-AX 20 inch. This immediately improved my riding and I ventured onto the road. I wore out the original tyre in a couple of weeks and changed it to a Maxxis Hookworm which looks like it could last relatively indefinitely.
Cruising on bikeways and quiet suburban streets is my thing for now.
This week I started on a 24 inch Torker which I fitted with a Maxxis DTH tyre. Loving it. Faster, lighter, safer and more responsive than my 20 inch once I changed the tyre. The difference from the Kenda is incredible. Halving the weight of the tyre really makes an enormous difference.
I am using the seat from my QU-AX for now but a Nimbus seat is in the mail from one of your members who also pointed me to this forum.
Outside of the capital cities, there isn’t many unicyclists. I’m from the Newcastle area in NSW, and even though its got a population of about 500 000 there’s still no unicycle clubs. Its sort of annoying I wouldn’t mind trying unicycle hockey
Have you considered starting a uni club yourself?
Often people just need a push to get them interested, especially kids.
You don’t need to be an expert yourself, as these things tend to gain a momentum of their own.
My names aaron. I live gold coast not too far away… and am yet to ride with anyone and have been riding for a year now, do mainly trials on a kris holm 19" and also do touring on my 29er and also just got a 36er, am keen for a ride with someone else as i lack motivation some weeks as im a real lone rider, the amount of people who laugh and say why dont u join the circus blah blah blah, but i still do it because its fun and keeps me fit.