Practacing on a uni.

I am a bigginer and when i practace it seems i am doing more work than i should be. What is the key pointers to unicycling?

I can stay consistant in going forward but when i turn (or at leaste try to) i usually fall off. It gets frusterating does it take long to ride easily?

It took me about 3-4 weeks to get the hang of ridingas long as I want to and turning in circles and such. You should be doing fine. When you’re riding forward, just twist your body a tiny bit to the direction you want to turn. Don’t jerk it, just twist it enough that your relaxed, and don’t try sharp turns and angles, more of a curved angle instead. Start with small turns (such as 20 degrees, 30 degrees) go into bigger ones (such as 45 degrees) Don’t stop pedaling either, unless your used to staying still.

Well, that’s my advice… someone might have something different. But you’re doing fine, this is how I started out.

I all for all with Jax here and I agree with him. Don’t turn to Sharply you’ll lose your balance. Just use your Hips carefully. It did work with me. You get there as Jax said and don’t worry about falling off. And Welcome to this Site Mate. Cheers.

David

Re: Practacing on a uni.

keep your weight on the seat
this allows your legs to make smaller ‘adjustments’ allowing u to do funky things
like turn
:wink:

the advice that helped me learn how to turn was to look in the direction i want to turn in and then step extra-hard on that side pedal the next time it came around

tell us how u get along

Re: Re: Practacing on a uni.

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:48:18 -0500, UniKees <UniKees.rcwyb@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>What is the key pointers to unicycling?
The main thing is to just ride, the problem of getting tired will go away with more experience. Just now your legs are still fighting to keep your balance. One thing to remember is to keep your weight on the seat, not on the pedals.
>
>does it take long to ride
>easily?
Expect it to be in the order of weeks to months.

I initially considered to adopt UniKlaas as username. Now you have the word play on UnieKaas. Are you in the Netherlands? Where?

Klaas Bil (Zoetermeer)

(This message has been reposted on the forum as the two-way coupling forum <> newsgroup is down once again.)

  • Lean forwards
  • pedal

Re: Practacing on a uni.

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:48:18 -0500, UniKees
<UniKees.rcwyb@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>What is the key pointers to unicycling?
The main thing is to just ride, the problem of getting tired will go
away with more experience. Just now your legs are still fighting to
keep your balance. One thing to remember is to keep your weight on the
seat, not on the pedals.
>
>does it take long to ride
>easily?
Expect it to be in the order of weeks to months.

I initially considered to adopt UniKlaas as username. Now you have the
word play on UnieKaas. Are you in the Netherlands? Where?

Klaas Bil (Zoetermeer)
Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“the helmet is to protect the brain, not replace it. - iunicycle”

Re: Practacing on a uni.

I found riding 100% easier once I raised the seat to a comfortable height
(seat post all the way up on a 24", could use more height, just don’t have
it.)
Freemounting was also no sweat, and now I REALLY enjoy riding, to the point
that it’s an obsession.
:slight_smile:


Remove the OBVIOUS to autoreply.
“UniKees” <UniKees.rcwyb@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:UniKees.rcwyb@timelimit.unicyclist.com
>
> I am a bigginer and when i practace it seems i am doing more work than i
> should be. What is the key pointers to unicycling?
>
> I can stay consistant in going forward but when i turn (or at leaste try
> to) i usually fall off. It gets frusterating does it take long to ride
> easily?
>
>
> –
> UniKees
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> UniKees’s Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/4238
> View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/26968
>