I’ve been lurking on the group for a while, reading stuff.
I’ve had my unicycle (a 24" Torker LX from UDC) about a week, but have
only put in about an hour and half attempting to ride. mainly because
the first day i had it i bruised the bone on my right ankle on the crank
from trying to ride pigeon-toed. It’s still quite tender, but i went out
and gave it another go tonight, and only just barely tapped it once.
So, lesson #1: don’t try to ride pigeon-toed, especially with dead
Did my manage to drop my whole body weight on the family jewels, though,
as my feet shot off the pedals, as i was mounting off the back steps.
Lesson #2: Don’t do that. Really.
For all that, though, i’m having a really good time falling down, riding
two feet, falling down, falling down, riding a foot, falling down,
riding TEN feet, falling down, veering into the yard and falling down.
Did i mention falling down? It’s a blast, though.
A jerky two miles an hour never felt so fast in my whole life. heh.
And thus far, i’ve always managed to land quite easily on my feet.
Which i find encouraging.
I’m really looking forward to being able to ride to work, and to all my
friends’ places, since i’ve managed to keep my new ride a secret, so i
can surprise everyone.
Anyway, just saying hello with this post, and all that. I have various
other things i want to talk about in other threads.
Should anyone have any brilliant advice to dispense to an utter noob, i
wouldn’t mind, though.