I’m new to this forum, and new to unicycling. First some background: I’m a bicycle fan, and when I got the accumulated mileage on my good bike to surpass the distance around the earth, I decided I needed to celebrate, preferably in a way related to biking, but NOT biking. I decided to learn to unicycle.
I’m finding it very difficult, but I’m making progress, and I was hoping that other, more accomplished riders might make some suggestions to help me out. In my defence, I want to specify that I’m 68 years old - not the ideal age to learn. I have now gotten my average distance per attempt to 475 feet (145 metres), and my goal is to be able to go around the block.
I’m finding it difficult to understand how I can go 475 feet and not be able to go as far as I want, but I end up losing my balance and coming off. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any other riders, and I just happened to accidentally find this forum. If it’s of any use, here’s a video of one attempt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2OXyy-WJCs That video was made about 6 weeks ago, and since then my distances have doubled.
I’m fairly confident that I will get it done in the next month, but I’m just wondering if I’m missing something important. I don’t know enough about it to know if it makes any difference, but I ride a 24" el-cheapo unicycle I bought (new) on ebay. I would welcome all comments and suggestions.