Hey guys. Hope everyone’s doing well.
My 36er riding skill is still doing okay, but I’ve hopped back on the 26" to finish up some training of the bunny hop skill. My commute on the 26" has gone up a few levels after riding the big wheel. I use to be afraid of going around on the 26er in areas of moderate to high traffic, but now it’s much better and more fun. However, on the 36er, since I can’t idle nearly as easily and it rolls faster than the 26", it’s harder to deal with it in the traffic area.
Anyhow, life’s been a stressful and I had some nights where it felt like I was suffocating. I was REALLY down. So there were two nights where I went out around 10 PM when there are barely any cars and rode around on both unicycles (one on each night). Family thought I was crazy for going out at night on a unicycle of all things, but I just had to get out.
It was great. The quiet night air rushing past me, everything looked different at night, like a post apocalyptic kind of feel. Like everything is gone except me. And I keep riding and riding in the dark. The only light is from a rare car or sometimes the street lamp and a bit from the moon if the clouds weren’t covering it. I rode all over the campus of my old school, rode into the city to places I’ve never been to. It felt so surreal. In the daytime it looks so different sometimes, with all the cars, trash, people. It’s quiet enough at night where I can almost hear my heart beat. I UPD’ed once, looked around, no one was there to give a crap and so I didn’t either, good fun!
“When did life become so complicating?” I would think to myself. I wish life can be as easy going as this.
There would be many days when I was bummed out and the neat thing about unicycling is that, before I know it, all of my concentration goes into it and I forget my stress and for those few hours, I am able to have fun and do something that I can physically feel as compare to the crappy desk work that I had inside.
I think during the summer, I might be crazy enough to try riding around at 2-3 AM, see how that feels
I’d imagine the people that are out that late would think they were losing their mind as I ride by on my giant green unicycle in the middle of the night!