Hi! I’m Michelle. I’m a late comer to riding unicycles, but I’ve decided to give it a shot as it looks fun, and obviously offers great exercise! I’ve never done anything before that required serious balancing, like skateboarding, or skiing. The closest I’ve come is riding a bike or a scooter (as in 125 to 500 cc scooter similar to Vespa), and that (the scooter riding) is something I didn’t even start until I was 47. I did that on my own as well.
So far so good though. Each time the unicycle seems slightly easier to “ride”–even though I’m still holding on to a wall or a grocery cart at this point. I have an idea that it is going to be a fairly long process for me, but I’m prepared to enjoy the journey!
I ordered and am wearing elbow pads, and have ordered knee/shin pads as well. I think when the knee/shin pads arrive, I might feel more comfortable in trying to let go and see if I can do a few revolutions on my own!
Any other new riders around my age in the Seattle or South King County area of Washington state? =)
I’m so happy to have found your forum, and to see that there are indeed others my age just learning to ride!