Rolling mount - not on a Coker

I have tried doing a rolling mount but must be doing something wrong. When I get on the seat, things get squished :astonished: - ouch!!
I have seen people do the rolling mount quite effectively but I cannot figure out how to do it without hurting “myself”.

Some questions:

  1. Are you actually putting all of your weight on the rear pedal as the pedal turns up?
  2. At what point do you position yourself onto the seat? Before stepping on the rear pedal? After stepping on the rear pedal?
  3. Do you rest some of your weight on the seat with your hand/arm while stepping on the pedal?

I can freemount but I am always the last one to go because of the time it takes me to get situated on the seat.

Hidden discreetly beneath my baggy nylon short pants is a proper pair of b*ke shorts.

My Coker-mounting squish rate is practically zero.

The twins appreciate it.

:stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

To learn the rolling mount, I suggest you start with a slow walking mount, and gradually increase your speed until you can run along and jump on the unicycle.
For my rolling mount, the answers to your questions are:

  1. No.
  2. I generally run along and jump onto the seat, landing my foot on the pedal at about the same time.
  3. No.

At first your rolling mount will simply be a regular mount except while walking, but eventually, it will be something like this: 1. Run along with the unicycle in front of you, watching the pedal corresponding to your dominant foot. 2. Rest your dominant foot on the pedal at some point when it’s coming up, at the same time launching yourself forward over the unicycle. 3. Land on the seat and get your other foot on it’s pedal. 4. Ride off.

I think the more you jump into it, the less likely you are to “squish things.”

I do the “suffer-4-a-minute” rolling mount. You squish at first and fix things on the go! I hear the padded bike shorts are the best for both world’s.

it works best (for me anyway) to think of the rolling mount as you think of riding one footed. assuming you can ride one footed. basically, put no weight on the pedals even though your foot is on it.

when the dominant (ex. left) pedal comes up, you put your left foot on it but put no weight on it, so the unicycle keeps rolling smoothly. then after it goes over the top you can put your weight on it to push it down, and hold your right foot in the path of the right pedal, until that pedal comes up and hits your right foot, and suddenly, both feet are on the pedals, and the unicycle never stopped moving!!

Re: Rolling mount - not on a Coker

James_Potter a écrit :
> it works best (for me anyway) to think of the rolling mount as you think
> of riding one footed. assuming you can ride one footed. basically, put
> no weight on the pedals even though your foot is on it.

I’ve just discovered the rolling mount alone, a few days ago and when i
thought to do that it was so natural and it came really easily.

I don’t think ride one foot is a compulsory because i cannot ride more
than half seconds with one foot, i think the jump mounts helped me more.
Rolling mount is just like a jump mount in movement :
you have to throw your fisrt foot at the right time as explained
previously. And very rapidely, put the other, as your body come above
the stopped-by-the-first-foot-for-a-second unicycle.

I hope it’ll help

Manu