Why Do I Wobble?

When I am riding my unicycle I have noticed that when I push down with my left
foot the uni wobbles to the left and the same to the right.

I have only been riding a short time so is it a case of time or is my seat
too high/low?

Re: Why Do I Wobble?

David Davies <david@dinnerdog.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> When I am riding my unicycle I have noticed that when I push down with my left
> foot the uni wobbles to the left and the same to the right.

> I have only been riding a short time so is it a case of time or is my seat too
> high/low?

This always happens to some degree or another - just the better and smoother the
pedalling, the less the wobble. It’s easy to spot the tyre tracks of a Muni in
mud as the wobble marks it out from the 2 wheelers. At the Polaris event 2 years
ago we spotted where Simon et al had been riding before us thanks to the tracks.

As for the seat, it should be high enough that your leg is almost straight
when in the down position - most of your weight should be on the saddle. This is
probably the most common mistake beginners make!


Paul Selwood paul@vimes.u-net.com