I practiced for a total of 3 hours today (in 15-20 minute blocks) and have accomplished nothing! All I practiced was idling. I can do it maybe 7 times from a mount and 4 from going and stopping (at least I can stop:) ). What’s more, my ambidextrous nature apparently doesn’t translate to my feet for this (though it did for mounting…).
Sorry, just thought I’d complain, maybe seek solace.
I’ll join your fan club if it makes you feel any better. However, there will be terms and conditions.
The only person worthy of my fandom is Chuck Mangione*, so basically you could put an asterisk next to my picture and sneakily state “not a real fan” at the bottom of the page.
*this is a lie
I think this happens to all of us. Or at least it happens to me! Sometimes it feels like I take two steps forward and then 3 steps backwards in my skills progress. But after keeping at it, real progress is made and you wonder why it was so hard to learn that new skill!
It is hard to practice for hours and feel like nothing was accomplished…you feel like you should have just ridden rather then practice that next skill. But then all of a sudden things gel and you forget the hardship and only focus on the win!
Keep at it…you know it will work out and it will with perseverance!
I get frustrated thinking that some people pick this sport up a lot quicker than I am. But I’ve noticed that when I first got my unicycle, I was barely able to sit on it. I am now riding a good twenty-five paces out, being able to slow down and speed up to stay balanced. I could practice more than 20 minutes every other night. But I’m having fun, and that’s why I bought my unicycle, and when I get back I’m looking to ride with others to learn more. Don’t get frustrated at what you cannot do, be happy with what you’ve done so far.
what helps me thru the dry spells is when i look on the internet and see the profiles of a bunch of people who learned a lot slower than i am.