Re: Wheel-Walking a Bicycle?
>For those of you who can wheel walk a unicycle, have you ever tried sitting
>on the handlebars of your bicycle and wheel walking the front tire? Is it
>easier or harder?
Easier but different.
>I can’t do either, but I imagine that the bike would be less scary simply
>because you wouldn’t fall foward/backward. However, it is possible that the
>left/right turning would be more difficult, to the point where perhaps a
>unicycle would be easier. Any thoughts or experiences with this?
All you have to do is lean back slightly to keep some weight on the rear
wheel. You still need to be very aware of your balance because you’re going
real slow, and you still have to steer to stay balanced. If you turn the
wheel too much, the bike will fold over. Steering would not be difficult, but
the whole process is inherently awkward.
>Would a bike perhaps be a good stepping stone to learning on a uni?
It might be a good way to learn the foot action, but will not help you with
the balance. I would recommend getting comfortable rolling your feet down the
front of the tire one by one, smoothly and swiftly but without letting the
bike coast (that would only come much later on the unicycle).
When your feet are used to pushing the tire without knocking each other off,
it’s time to go back to the unicycle hold onto a wall (fence, or someone
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