I opened my rebuilt Coker form Unicycle.com last night and took it out today. I was back to holding onto the mail box for starts, and it took a few false starts to get used to it, but then - WOW! It’s like my other unis, but more. Hills are harder, but not something I won’t get used to. The problem is, the 1/2 mile loop around the neighbourhood isn’t going to work so well any more. The laps go by so fast! By the end of the session I freemounted (against all of my expectations when I first rolled the monster out) and did a final loop, cleaning the “killer” hill that has been a challenge. I’ll still enjoy a slow ride around on my 20" and 24", but I think I’m spoiled now. Nothing is for everyone, or course, and everyone has a favorite, but I’d recommend at least giving a Coker a spin if you can borrow one.
Hey neighbor! Congrats on the new Coker. I was just remarking earlier in another thread about borrowing a Coker before buying. I also mentioned how inadequate my neighborhood was for riding something so fast. I would love to try it out sometime, can’t believe you beat me to getting a Coker. I thought I was bad about buying new unis.
Congrats on your new Coker Randonneur!!!
I don’t have a Coker, but I do have a 29er. It is amazing how much faster you cruise on a big wheel. I went out for a little 30 minute ride today and had logged a little over 5 miles by the time I got home.
Do me a favor, when you and Bugman get together to ride, make sure he eats a big bucket of KFC, extra greasy, and has a 1/2 dozen KK donuts as dessert. Feed him good! He really needs to beef up before the end of the month.
Again, congrats on your new ride. Isn’t it nice to still be a “kid” at heart? --chirokid–