I am Brazilian, 52 years old, newbie to unicycling (I have been doing it for 4
months). I still do not freemount or hover. Since I will be in the US in the
beginning of January, 1999, I would very much like to use that opportunity and
get myself a giraffe to bring home.
The ideal one would probably be a second-hand one, since I am not sure that I
will adapt to that sort of vehicle at all.
I have some questions to the list:
considering I will in the NY aread, is there any unicycling club where I
could try a giraffe before committing myself to buying one?
what make / model would you recommend?
I thought I would be better off with the smallest possible giraffe, in order
to minimize any future falls (it scares the hell out of me, falling from
I would recommend looking for a Penguin. I have an old one that I bought used.
It is 4.5’high. It was thrown in on a deal I made for a 6’Schwinn. At 47 I do
not like the sudden jolt I have to endure from a sudden, unscheduled dismount
from the Schwinn. The fall from the penguin is not too bad. Sorry, my Penguin is
not for sale, but they are out there.