today me and my mate wanted to try something new so we tried to ride my bike at the same time with him on the right pedal and me on the left. we got a good start to it and we can ride about 50 or so metres, this turned out to be not a good idea as when we tried it for the 5th or 6th time the right and left pedals threaded the cranks and then they snapped off. this happened like ages away from my house so i had to push it back the whole way.
so i was just woundering has anything happened to your uni or bike when you’ve been really far away from home and you had to walk all the way back?
The unicycle (or bike) always breaks at your farthest point from home (the car). I narrowly missed having to take a very long walk last summer when my 29" blew its tire on the Downieville trail. I don’t know how far from town we were, but it was way over 5 miles, with nothing in-between. Fortunately one of the guys in the group had a 26" tube we were able to stretch in there.
My tire didn’t actually blow, it popped off the rim letting the tube out, a-la Jacinto in Universe 2. I scrambled to let a bunch of air out, which I did successfully. When I thought it was low enough to be safe for a photo, I went to pull out my camera. Then it popped, only after I had the camera out!
Fact is, I haven’t used that uni for any MUni since that ride. I’m sure it’ll be fine as long as I don’t take it to places like Downieville though…