I bought my first unicycle about a month ago. Based on the posts I was seeing at the time, plus a consult with the good folks at unicycle.com, I decided that at 6’4" and 285lbs, I needed at least a 24". And since I’m ultimately hoping to ride on the street, and I’m not expecting to go hopping around doing trials, I went with a 26" Club.
I’ve been working at it for a few weeks, and I feel like I’m making progress very, VERY slowly. I can navigate all the way around a tennis court, but only if I’m holding onto the chainlink fence with both hands. Once or twice, I’ve managed a few feet holding on with only one hand, but I can’t seem to replicate that.
Naturally, now I’m seeing all the posts I missed last time, about how much harder it is to learn on a 26.
I think I have two options:
A) I can keep struggling on the 26, and cling to the hope that I will eventually figure it out, someday, sooner or later, hopefully before I completely lose patience with it.
B) Buy a 20, even though I have no interest in doing tricks, just so I can learn to ride. (At which point, I’ll have to explain why I have TWO unicycles that I don’t know how to ride.)
Advice? Suggestions? And if (B) makes sense, any particular models to look at? I really don’t want to spend the money for a Nimbus, but I also don’t want to get something cheap that’ll collapse the first time I get on.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.