I like pictures of unicycles as well as stories, so I thought about this thread or one can write his own unicycling/unicycles story.
It’s not about how you started as we already have threads about that, but rather your unicycle story over time, what made you the unicyclist you are nowadays, and the unicycles you chose (or maybe built!) during this journey.
I’ve been unicycling for 6 years.
My first unicycle was a brand new 20" Only One bought online. Cheap, beginner stuff. My goal was simply to learn how to ride this thing.
After a few days of struggling how to learn properly, I found an empty outside basket basketball court. There were never people here. I did my learning mainly on this court.
After a while, I tried my unicycle on country paths! It was fun, hard and it appeared obvious to me that my unicycle was not made for that!
Four months after my first unicycle, I got my 2nd one. A used Qu-ax Cross 29". Heavy (8 Kg), with no brake and with KH double insert cranks.
Riding it was very, very weird at first. Obviously, I couldn’t mount it without the help of a wall.
I rode a few meters with it and I told my girlfriend: “Woah! That’s amazing! It’s so tall and I don’t feel the road small holes and rocks anymore, it’s massive!”. I liked the inertia, it felt powerful. I pretty much felt in love with it!
for the next year, I rode it on country paths daily and it was awesome. I had bike rides with my girlfriend, I was following her as much as I could with my big wheel. I was kind of an attraction since we were living in a 400 souls village.
The following years I didn’t use it much, but I sometimes used on rocky trails and stuff like this.
I finally moved again in town. I never rode a unicycle in a town before, as I lived in the countryside. I was not ready at all to ride my 29" on sidewalks or road, with all the people and cars.
I quickly learned how to use it and it became my primary mean of transport (I almost never walk since then). I never learned how to jump, ride backward and stuff like this.
Unfortunately, I used it mostly in town. After almost 2 years, I sold my old 29" as I wasn’t using it anymore.
I was also reading stuff about freewheel unicycles.
I found them very original and I thought it could be a good challenge.
I also wanted to assemble it entirely by myself. I bought new and used parts in many places and shops (USA, Germany, France, UK) and I assembled it myself. The spokes were the hard part…
Unfortunately, I almost never used it at this time. But I certainly will!
And just 2 months after, I bought my fifth. Since my 24" felt a bit small and slow as a mean of transport, and I 've been thinking about a 27.5 for some time… I bought one. I didn’t buy a 26 because I tried one and it was too close to 24". And my 29" was a bit big for me. So I felt that could be a perfect size.
And I feel that I won’t use much my 24" KH anymore!
It has been 6 years, I still don’t know how to jump, ride backward, I can barely idle, and I intend to go back to dirty trails again with this one
What about you?