newbie climbing question

Hello.

I already managed to unicycle for about 150 mt after practising everyday during
one week, but i can only do it (unicycle that is!) while going down, preferably
a gentle slope.

I even managed to freemount a few times, giving reason that if you just practise
a lot it will happen.

The problem is that i found it to be very hard to go up the road since i get
almost any speed to keep the balance going and i just fall off.

It’s good since i manage to have some time to relax while coming (on foot) up
the road to my starting point, but i whish to ride it all the way.

Is it supposed to be like this? Should i just lean further a little more
while climbing?

Gonçalo

the Uni(que) Wannabe Muni in Portugal — (at least that i know of :slight_smile: )

Re: newbie climbing question

bungalela wrote in message <01bf1a8a$c4725720$9e0b16c3@kanimanbo>…

>Hello.

Hi.

***snip***

I do not know how much of a hill (angle) you are trying to climb, but one
thing I think of is how much weight are you putting on the seat of your
unicycle compared to how much weight are you putting on your pedals? You
need to put most of your weight on your seat insteading of "standing up" on
the pedals. If you are doing this, it might be the cause of your problem.
Hope this helped.

-Allan “UniCoastie” Gaines North Carolina, USA

PS Congradulations on learning to freemount!

Re: newbie climbing question

UniCoastie wrote:

> bungalela wrote in message <01bf1a8a$c4725720$9e0b16c3@kanimanbo>…
>
> >Hello.
>
> Hi.
>
> snip
>
> I do not know how much of a hill (angle) you are trying to climb, but one
> thing I think of is how much weight are you putting on the seat of your
> unicycle compared to how much weight are you putting on your pedals? You
> need to put most of your weight on your seat insteading of “standing up”
> on the pedals. If you are doing this, it might be the cause of your
> problem. Hope this helped.
>
> -Allan “UniCoastie” Gaines North Carolina, USA
>
> PS Congradulations on learning to freemount!

Weight on the seat is a killer way to stall out. Weight must be on the pedals.
That’s where the torque is and that’s where you want the weight

  • on the forward pedal.

g