Unicycling on a Treadmill

I know it doesn’t sound very smart, and they’d probably throw me out of the gym if I tried it, so I’m wondering if any of you out there isn’t very smart and has gotten thrown out of a gym!

I suppose it could be quite fun, perhaps add some danger and adventure to the sport if you had some malevolent spotter manning the speeds and incline for you, just to test your reflexes.

Backwards could be fun…

What I’d really like to do is ride one of those loooong conveyor belt sidewalks they have at O’hare Airport. A good time to try would’ve been right after September 11th. Nice empty airport, plenty of room. Okay, fine! I’ll stop.

> I know it doesn’t sound very smart, and they’d probably throw me out of
> the gym if I tried it, so I’m wondering if any of you out there isn’t
> very smart and has gotten thrown out of a gym!

I was in Boston the other day, and had the T not been so crowded, I’d
definitely have tried riding there. Relating to balance and such, I
always find it fun to ride a subway without holding onto anything.
Perhaps this is more fun for me since it’s a rare occasion I’m in a city
with a subway to ride.

As for the treadmill, I’ve never tried unicycling on one, but I did get
yelled at for juggling on one. Well, actually, they guy who did the
yelling started out by saying he was impressed I could do that before
politely asking me to stop.

My rule about trying similar new “skills” – if it’s in a public place,
make sure you’re quite confident about your ability. If any authoity
shows up to yell at you, be as polite as possible, and start a
conversation – this will at least demonstrate that you’re not completely
insane. More often than not, you’ll have to go elsewhere, but you’ll
leave on good terms.

Jeff Lutkus

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I was lucky enough to live in an apartment blg for awhile where I belonged
to its smallish private gym; there was a treadmill. Unicycling on it was
easy. And there was never anyone else there, so I didn’t get thrown out.
It wasn’t too much fun after the initial curiosity was sated.

David Stone

                    Co-founder, Unatics of NY
                    1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
                     @ Central Park Bandshell

1: 30 start time after 11/1/01

I’ll keep my eyes open on trash days for treadmills now.