The Tao of Unicycling

Life lessons I have learned on a unicycle.

  • Rugged terrain requires relaxed action.
  • A steady mind sees no obstacles, only new paths.
  • The only way to get good at anything is to challenge yourself.
  • If you don't succeed the first try, don't be surprised, but don't quit trying.
  • Jumping too far the first try will leave you will a bloody leg and a sore head. Be reasonable.
  • Slowly challenging yourself will yield exponential results in a more comfortable manner.

What life lessons has unicycling taught you?

Watches merely constrain the enjoyment of time (and they interfere with my wrist guards :roll_eyes: ) so I stopped wearing one.

This is the other wheel.

Fingers are for breaking (your fall)
The view is much better from up here
There is no end to the comments people make about unicycles
I never thought I would like something that is so odd
It’s slower than running, but I like it better
My wife now accepts my unicycling as “normal”


be quick, time is balance

  • "I can't" is a 4-letter phrase
  • [I]You can[/I] achieve the impossible
  • Unicycling is the same in any language
  • Appreciate gravity; without it, unicycling would be no fun
  • Giraffe: The weather up here is fine, thank you very much. :)

At the moment you think you’ve conquered everything, you’re liable to fall flat on your face.

Unicyclists are just like super heros.

Thomas Wayne: “And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

edit: Should have said, Unicyclists are super heros. :slight_smile:

Homeostasis doesn’t exist. Life is a dynamic equilibrium.

  • The rewards are proportional to the effort required.
  • When the seemingly impossible is achieved more things seem possible.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and unicycling are complimentary, you [B]have[/B] to focus.


One wheel means many new well-balanced friends.

What is the sound of one wheel rolling?

This usually happens at the top of hills on MUni trails.

It depends on the tire tread. :smiley:

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single free mount