Things not to do on a unicycle

Articulated All Wheel Drive Tandem :smiley:

Have a great weekend!

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I’ve always wanted to try towing one of those with a unicycle. How well did it work for the uni rider?

wow, yeah, how did that work out… was it tough to pull and how was the balance?

Erin

This was strictly a “learn enough to get through photo shoot” process.

Towing the empty tag-a-long is simple. I then did a few practice 20 foot runs across my driveway with Andrea on the back then headed off to my friend’s to take the photo. His driveway is up hill, we launched out of the garage and got about 20 feet before losing it.

Andrea found the process scary, the problem is as soon as you dismount the rear tips over. We made sure Andrea was able to get her feet down right away, by the last shot she was off before I was.

Do not try this at home, these are professional Cuckoo Unicyclists.

Re: Things not to do on a unicycle

UniBrier wrote:
> Articulated All Wheel Drive Tandem :smiley:
> |Download attachment: http://www.unicyclist.com/attachment/101594|

Ooh I’m jealous. I want to be able to do that when Jenny’s old enough
for a trailerbike, but the simple fact is that I’ll have to get a rack
mounting one because my bent doesn’t have a seatpost and I don’t want to
ride a wedgie.


Danny Colyer (remove safety to reply) ( http://www.juggler.net/danny )
Recumbent cycle page: http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” - Thomas Paine

I did something like this a while ago. I was pulling my skater friend along. He held on along the frame. Kinda skitchin along, It was pretty easy. Rather silly though. Oh no now there will be more hits for uniclye and silly from google.

Wow, that’s awesome it’s always great to see people try new things especially on a unicycle. It makes me wish my Dad was intrested in learning to Uni. I’d love to teach or anybody else would be great to.

Logan

Quality

I am impressed with the quality of the tow connection. If you are going to do this sort of thing do it right. And it looks like it is done with quality in mind. Excellent.

Trail A Bent

This is OT from unicycling but since we’re still talking about a one wheeled vehicle…

Have you heard of the Trail-A-Bent? This guy built one: http://www.recumbent.co.uk/trailer/trailerbent.html .

Also, Cambie Cycles http://www.cambiecycles.com/ in Vancouver custom builds them for 1200CDN/750US. They have a gearing system and usally use a “Burley Piccolo” type rack attachment. They have also done it with a “BOB” type attachment but prefer the other.

Good Luck, its only $$$$!

Re: Things not to do on a unicycle

UniBrier wrote:
> Have you heard of the Trail-A-Bent? This guy built one:
> http://www.recumbent.co.uk/trailer/trailerbent.html .

Yup, but thanks for the link anyway. I did some research on bent
trailerbikes a few months ago, just out of interest. I only found two,
the one above, and this one:
http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/hase_trets.html

Frankly, though, I think I’d rather Jenny learned to ride a wedgie
first, so we’ll probably stick with a bog standard trailerbike. If she
decides she wants a bent when she’s a little bit older, I’ve also found
these:


http://www.quetzal.ca/zoulou_en.html

I think she’ll be ready for a unicycle before she’s ready for a bent
:slight_smile:


Danny Colyer (remove safety to reply) ( http://www.juggler.net/danny )
Recumbent cycle page: http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” - Thomas Paine

I’ve wondered, would it be desirable for a kid to learn to ride a unicycle without ever learning to ride a bike? … or is that concept just too wierd? I think it would be pretty cool, but that it would probably serve no real purpose beyond exemplifying how crazy one is about uniycycling :slight_smile:

i did the same thing cept with a friend a peice of rope and a skate board it was fun

hey!..thats Jagurs first caniblizied MUni!

http://www.cambiecycles.com/ i acually saw one of those cool recumbent( not spelled right) when i was workiny saturday he waved 2 me and i was all (that might be cooler than the unicycle im riding…it was infact cooler than my lx but not unicycling in general

that rocks

There is a boy in our club who learned to ride a unicycle before he learned to ride a bike. He learned uni at age 7. He is 9 now and as of last fall he still did not know how to ride a bike. I don’t know about now.

My hat’s off to you! You really are crazy! (I mean that nicely, of course).

But, and you yourself said it was no easy ride, WHERE ARE YOUR HELMETS!!!

Especially on a test run. Especially with a kid.

be safe,
mike

Quote:
Originally Posted by jenmichael2000
I’ve wondered, would it be desirable for a kid to learn to ride a unicycle without ever learning to ride a bike? … or is that concept just too wierd? I think it would be pretty cool, but that it would probably serve no real purpose beyond exemplifying how crazy one is about uniycycling

We taught a 3 year old to ride a unicycle. After practice she would go home to ride her tricycle.