After getting some expert advice from some passing jugglers, I learnt, to my
embarrassment, that there is a front and a back to my unicycle. (Thanks again,
Matt and Aveline, if you’re listening,)
The whole thing looks symmetrical, including the seat, and no-one ever mentioned
it to me, so it never occurred to me that there was a forward direction. I
suspected at first that I was having my leg pulled.
Sure enough, the pedals are labelled L and R on the inside, which indicates the
direction of the thread. Prolonged riding in the wrong direction apparently
causes the pedal to become loose (as they have, on my unicycle.)
While I still can’t understand why they can’t make pedals that can spin either
way, I would appreciate it if the FAQ could warn other innocents, like myself,
of the existence of the right way and the wrong way to ride.
– Julian Orbach (email@example.com) – University of Queensland,
Newbie Unicylists! Up against the wall when the first revolution comes!
Hmmm… I think that pun needs a little work still.