rightward ho!

hi … i’ve been (slowly) learning to ride for about three months now. i’m just
about getting comfortable with the free mount and can even juggle a bit on a
straight course … but one thing really bugs me: i find it hard to turn to the
right. my left turn is fairly smooth and steady, but when i steer to the right,
my riding gets really jerky and wobbly, so i tend to fall off. (i’m right handed
and right footed, i.e. i use the right foot to mount).

is this a common problem? any tips on how to correct this? (other than
practice,practice, practice…)

julian singapore

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RE: rightward ho!

> i find it hard to turn to the right. my left turn is fairly smooth and steady,
> but when i steer to the right, my riding gets really jerky and wobbly, so i
> tend to fall off. (i’m right handed and right footed, i.e. i use the right
> foot to mount).
>
> is this a common problem? any tips on how to correct this? (other than
> practice,practice, practice…)

Sorry, but practice practice practice. Most people learn to turn one way before
the other, and many beginners go through a period where their unicycle seems to
drift always to one side or the other. Just put more time into your right turns,
and they will catch up to the left ones.

I’m a strong right hander and right footer, and my dominant turing direction is
right. If you want, you can check your unicycle for alignment also. If the wheel
is a little crooked, this can cause bad tracking. Not enough to keep you from
riding as you’d like, but it may ease your mind.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

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