Unicycles and Shopping Carts

For a vaudville show I am doing a juggling act as a supermarket stock boy so I
juggle a bunch of fruit and food items, As a prop I borrowed a shopping cart
from a local store (I asked I didn’t steal). At rehearsal I also had my
unicycle. I put the two together and pushed the shopping cart on my unicycle.

I already ride the unicycle and it is in no way a learning aid (there have been
post about using a cart as a learning aid, I would disagree with this it changes
your position to much).

I found it a rather interesting activity due to the increased momentum of the
cart it is difficult to stop, you basically have to coast to a stop. I think
this could be a good way for those speed demons to increase speed, first get
going fast pushing the cart then let go of the cart (have someone to catch it)
and turn, then pedal like crazy. The increased volacity gave me enough speed to
keep up with a bike for a short distance.

Due to the increased dpeeds a helmet is recomended. Just a fun experiment, Jeff
Sargeant Univent

RE: Unicycles and Shopping Carts

> this could be a good way for those speed demons to increase speed, first get
> going fast pushing the cart then let go of the cart (have someone to catch it)
> and turn, then pedal like crazy. The increased volacity gave me enough speed
> to keep up with a bike for a short distance.

I don’t think I’d be comfortable behind a shopping cart at 18 mph (29 kph),
especially at the let-go point! That is how fast Kato and his contemporaries
go. I must confess the fastest I ever went, when I had an accurate speedometer,
was 17.5 mph.

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com