Re: Unicycle idling and balancing

Clarky wrote:
> I got my first unicycle last night and I can ride it forward ok, but
> backwards and idling is terrible, (naturally). I am learning
> unicycling in the hallway of my house, which is about ten feet long
> and 3 1/2 feet wide, so it is kind of hard. My problem isn’t falling
> forward or backward, but actually to the right and left. I keep
> starting to tip over on the side, especially when I am trying to idle.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?


> Clarky

> P.S. Any other idling tips would be greatly appreciated because that
> is basically what I am forced to practice, since I have to learn
> unicycling in my house.

Why can’t you practice outside?

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
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