is ok ,but really ,i’d rather huck on 2 wheels, you just can’t land it as nice on 1 wheel,muni is a nagging struggle,? I wish I had mtn bike ,mtn bike is a pretend motorcycle.As far as being slightly gay ,ya ,I’d say that .And every goof has a stupid remark about uni,right.I hate that the most about wheeling.
yamaha ty350 trials,rips up the mtn bike trials
kawasaki kdx 200 enduro,150kms on 1 tank
Bikes, especially the motorized kind, are plenty fun. But they’re just too easy for some of us.
Ride what makes you happy.
Someday I’ll get out on a dirt bike again. I’ve done it once and it was a total blast! And though it’s not much exercise compared to a bike or unicycle, serious riders get an amazing upper body workout; something I could really use…
My guess is that he’s saying “Hey, I’ve got 3 cool unicycles, a freeride bicycle, an Italian road racing bicycle, a dirt motorcycle, and a street motorcycle. The unicycles are not anything like the bikes.” The riding experience is different on a unicycle than on a bike. Some of the differences are positive while other differences are negative. I think that about sums up what he was trying to say.
Riding a trail on a bicycle is indeed different than riding the same trail on a unicycle. On a bike you can achieve a flow that is much more elusive on a unicycle. A unicycle doesn’t have the speed, momentum and coasting to get a true sense of flow on a MTB trail. Muni is more about linking together a whole bunch of little technical challenges while the bike is looking at the same trail and saying how can I flow through this. The unicycle can cut corners and take different lines than the bike. The unicyclist is more willing to stop and ride a little technical section of the trail over and over again because it’s fun. The bike will just go right on through and in a fraction of a second be gone. It’s a different mindset to ride a trail on a unicycle compared to a bike.
That’s the way I describe the difference between muni and mountain biking to the members of the MTB club I’m in. Somehow I have to explain to them what it is that makes muni fun compared to mountain biking.
I heard a good analogy from Kris. He compared muni to trail running. In trail running you’re looking at where your next foot is going to go. In muni you’re looking at where you next wheel revolution or half revolution is going to go. That’s a good way to describe muni. Most people can grasp the concept and challenges of trail running even if they can’t grasp the concept of riding a unicycle on MTB trails.