Savage...

On 11 Aug 1997 21:37:58, “Ken and K. McClure” wrote:

>Hi Roger, I also have a “Savage” because it was the first and only model they
>sold at my local bike shop. Mine was very SHORT and I had to purchase a $5.00
>seat post to raise the seat. It seems much easier, now, but I’m still trying my
>heart out and getting nowhere! I practice as much as I can…and after nearly
>two months, I still can’t ride more than 1-2 yards upright. How are you doing
>with your? By any chance are you older than 12 or 13 years? Are there any other
>people 35-40 yrs old just starting out on a unicycle? The love the ultimate
>silliness of my new hobby. Good luck to you! Karen .
Yo Karen!

I’m 39 years old and have been trying to master my Uni for about 3 years now! I
don’t get much time to practise though but now I can go for about 20-30 yards
roughly 10 percent of the time. Can’t predict in which direction yet!!

My successful mount ratio is about the same. Getting better though…slowly. :slight_smile:

I always felt that the seat was too low so I think I’ll go out and buy a longer
seat post and see if that improves things.

Keep practising!

Cheers

Ed


 ed@mistered.demon.co.uk

Roger Ludwig wrote:
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> I recently bought a unicycle also! It pretty much matches your
> description. It was alos considered a “chrome unicycle” on the order
> form, but mine has stickers on the front. They read: “SAVAGE” made in
> taiwon…

Hi Roger, I also have a “Savage” because it was the first and only model they
sold at my local bike shop. Mine was very SHORT and I had to purchase a $5.00
seat post to raise the seat. It seems much easier, now, but I’m still trying my
heart out and getting nowhere! I practice as much as I can…and after nearly
two months, I still can’t ride more than 1-2 yards upright. How are you doing
with your? By any chance are you older than 12 or 13 years? Are there any other
people 35-40 yrs old just starting out on a unicycle? The love the ultimate
silliness of my new hobby. Good luck to you! Karen

Re: Savage…

>Are there any other people 35-40 yrs old just starting out on a unicycle?

I will be 35 this month and have been riding since late last october. I have
only read instructions off the net, and have never spent time with anyone else
who rides to show me anything. I say all of that to say that it is possible
with very little help to learn to ride. (not to imply that the info on the
internet was “little” help)

It took me about 2 weeks of daily effort to get where I could go for 8-10 wheel
revolutions. Once I got to that point everything else progressed much more
quickly. I can now ride pretty much anywhere for as long as I want, Idle with
either foot, bunny hop (about 4-5 times) and ride backward for about 20 ft. I
say this to encourage you, not to brag. When I first started, I couldn’t imagine
freemounting my uni- much less doing any of these other things.

My #1 suggestion for a beginner would be only try for about 30 minutes at a
time. What I found is that the muscles I needed for riding needed to be
developed (Much the same way that you can’t go to the gym and work out for 2
hours if you never have before). I risked injury if I tried for a longer period
of time because I had no control.

Let us know how you’re progressing…Keep trying, you’ll get it!!!

Hugh Allison The Wandering One-Wheeled Wonder

Re: Savage…

<< Are there any other people 35-40 yrs old just starting out on a unicycle? >>

We had two forty-plus guys learn this year. One went to NUC and did fine in the
mile race. Both are doing parades with the club.

My wife and I both learned after we were fifty. It took daily practice, ten or
fifteen minutes per day each, for six weeks. At this year’s NUC, she broke three
50+ female racing records.

I have a long write-up on how to teach adults to ride. Request it from: Dave
Matthews GoatLover@aol.com Indicate whether you want it in .DOC or .TXT form.

Re: Savage…

Ed wrote:

> I’m 39 years old and have been trying to master my Uni for about 3 years now!
> I don’t get much time to practise though but now I can go for about 20-30
> yards roughly 10 percent of the time. Can’t predict in which direction yet!!

Thanks for the encouraging words, Ed! :slight_smile: Three years you have practiced???
Boy, you must really like being silly, too. I have a few goose eggs on my shins
and blood pooling in my feet, but I’m getting used to the hazards. I live in
sunny Florida, so I have plenty of warm weather to practice outside. I look
funny to people driving by, but I always get a smile! And that’s what it’s all
about, right?

Good luck to you and all of the 35-40 yr old crowd trying it on one
wheel! :slight_smile: Karen