Re: Uni competitions
>Chris wants to enter a competition, but he’s worried he’s not good enough. What
>do you guys think? What are the courses like? What was your first one like and
>how did you do? Did you think you would do well or was it mostly for fun?
The competitions are for fun! There is no prize money, no picture on the
Wheaties box, and no future sports commentating (I think). Most of the people
don’t really practice for racing. So if you do, you have a pretty good chance.
But if your purpose is only to win, you won’t have any fun even if you do.
I used to practice a lot, so I did really well. I’ve been the national and world
racing champion many times, and now I head up the committee that writes the
rules. So that makes me a bad example of who to ask this question to.
>Any pointers for learning to ride? I’ve tried the “just letting go” tactic and
>it didn’t work so well.
Try the stuff on the unicycle page if you haven’t:
Remember that learning to ride a unicycle is 30% perspiration and 70%
motivation. If you really want to do it, you will.
Make sure the unicycle fits, and you’re not riding with the seat too low. Then
stick with the wall (or fence, or someone else’s car) until you’re really bored,
then make Chris ride along side you.
John Foss (obviously a slow day at work…)
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