This is a bit of a desperation post. Yeah, I’ve done alot of searching for reasons behind this issue, am hoping for a few fresh ideas from this though…
Issue: While riding it “feels” like my uni tends to want to go left. Now, when I say “tend” to the left, it’s just that, I can ride straight as an arrow, it’s just that it always “feels” like the uni wants to head left…
Request: Does any one have any other suggestions or tips on how to practice to alleviate this issue.
I first started riding 9 months ago. Started on a 24" Sun. Then got a Torker DX 24", now also have a KH24.
One of my first posts ever was a request to help me with an issue where I have a tendency to go left while riding. There are a lot of threads out there which talk about the mechanical issues, which I thought I had, but it turns out it’s just me. I had a world class unicyclist try out my Torker DX and she said it seemed like all was in working order. I didn’t want to harass her with a ton of questions, so left it at that. Then I got the KH24 and have the same feeling as on the Torker.
Well, it’s months later, I ride 3-6 miles on the KH24 5 to 6 days a week. Was doing mild single track, but now just ride the streets since it’s so cold and snowy. I still have a tendency to go left, especially when I’m pushing hard up hill. I’ve also noticed that my left foot “tends” to work it’s way away from the crank, whereas my right foot always stays very close to the crank.
I’ve been telling myself to just keep putting the miles on and it will fix itself. I am working on one foot riding (can’t do it yet but I think I’m getting close) to see if additional skills like that will help also. BTW, working at being able to one-foot with either foot. It “seems” that when I’m working on one footing with the right foot I go more straight, while with the left foot I tend more to the left. I may be cracked in the head though, heading out in a few minutes to work on it again.
Now, I’d like to get a 36’er this summer to start distance unicycling, but I’d really love to fix this issue before I get it. I don’t think I’d enjoy distance riding while fighting this “feeling” for hours on end.