OK, so I’m a “semi-retired” computer programmer, took up unicycling again a few years ago after a lapse of about 35 years. My other sports have been dirt motorcycle riding, bush walking and rock climbing. I live in Canberra Australia, otherwise known as “unicycle heaven” (lots of nearby cycle paths, MTB single track, and forest trails). I enjoy my Nimbus 24 muni, and my 29er which was originally a Nimbus 32 that I re-spoked to a lighter bicycle rim for a 29x2.40 tire (slightly tricky job as disc and bearing removal needed, but the resulting wheel rides nicely).
When I started last century, I just happened to see a 20 inch unicycle in a bike shop window and thought “why not?”. Soon the seat became damaged (no proper bumpers in those days) and I replaced it with a home built wooden seat with the post bolted into the frame to stop it twisting. Then I re-spoked it into a “huge” 22 inch rim (yeah, you could get such a thing back then). Then, in search of a new experience, I got the rusty old 26 inch ungeared bicycle that I was given as a Xmas present when I was 11 years old and sawed off most of the frame, re-welded the seat post opposite the rear fork and replaced with chain and sprockets giving a 1:1 ratio. That was fun, but then I got the stupid idea of replacing the original large sprocket so I could go much faster - but it was then un-rideable, and I lost interest and it eventually it ended up at the dump.
Fast forward to now… so much better!.. splined cranks, robust seat post clamps, rugged, better shaped seats with good built in handle - hooray!
Now I’m thinking of forking out a load of money for one of the new 2022 Schlumpf hubs to build into a 24 wheel - easy to transport, will be plenty fast enough for me, yet still able to do normal riding (even if I never learn to change on the move). Apart from hub cost and supply, there seem to be a few build unknowns - mainly the new hub locking mechanism and disc brake on nimbus frame.
For what its worth, my riding preferences are soft lightweight shoes, not too aggressive studs on the pedals, mid-foot placement, standard bicycle shorts, no extra handle, helmet, gloves and forearm protection, crank length of 125 to 150, typical ride 5km to 10km a few times a week on dirt trails.
When I ride I pack my keys and phone etc. into a bum bag. Sometimes I track my ride with a GPS app on my phone that I wrote (so I can see where and when I actually went, on the saved map, for future reference).