My Story

Age: 35 City: Rochester, MN Occupation: Electrical Engineer Married with 3 kids.

I am an avid juggler (I can do 5 balls and 4 clubs) and in January of this year
somebody in the juggling club told me where he saw a used uni for sale. I bought
it for $50. It is a 24" old Schwinn. I started learning in my basement because
there is no place to ride a uni outside in January in Minnesota. Within a couple
of weeks I could ride the 30 feet across the basement. Learning to free mount
took longer and I then learned I had the seat way too low. Had to learn to free
mount all over again after I moved the seat up where it should be.

Over the summer I have learned to go as far as I want, can do figure 8’s in the
driveway, can juggle 3 balls and my 5 year old son likes me to give him rides on
my shoulders. My 7 year old son isn’t brave enough to sit on my shoulders even
without being on the uni.

This winter I hope I can learn (in my basement again) how to idle. I would like
to get more steady while juggling, especially 3 clubs. I have tried to pick up
things on the ground and can get down to something about 7" high so far. Would
be nice to learn to pick up a dropped club.

Unicycling is still second to juggling and I really only want to learn enough on
the uni so I can work it in with my juggling.

Andy Arhelger andya5@aol.com

Re: My Story

>Why wait till next winter? Try to learn idling and backwards as soon after
>learning to ride as possible.

>Ken.

There are other things to work on while the weather is still nice outside. Like,
juggling 4 clubs, juggling on the uni, more long distance endurance on the uni,
working on pick ups, playing baseball with my boys, etc.

Just so many hours in the day.

Andy Arhelger andya5@aol.com