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#26 2010-09-25 9:04pm

oldschuulbmxer
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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

BOMAT wrote:

When I was a kid,I don't think they even MADE bike helmets...so,NO,
my parents DIDN'T chase me down to wear one!

Not really my point though! It only takes ONCE to scramble a brain!
The older you get the more you realize s*it like this! 6' in the air is
quite a tumble...and you NEVER know?

Same s*it with the family car! Kids would lay in the package tray under
the rear window-or stand up between parents in the front bench seat...
no one I ever knew ever GOT hurt,but again,not really the point!

The entire world is different now...kids will never have the freedoms I
had growing up! Too many weirdos running around now...you can't let
your kids be alone anywhere except at school these days...they can't
even ride their bikes alone...we'd 'be on our bikes all day long-and
never come home until dinner time! NOT today! Too bad...I feel sorry
for the kids...and it's probably gonna be worse when they have kids!

you must allways wear your helmet if in the bath tub right?


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#27 2010-09-26 7:21am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

I'm glad this thread came up, I recently picked up a unicycle.


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#28 2010-09-26 7:34am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

I have been riding for over 20 years though it does hang in the garage for long periods of time. I can ride with my 8-year old on my shoulders! Probably wont be doing that for much longer cuz he's getting bigger every day.

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#29 2010-09-26 8:05am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

oldschuulbmxer wrote:

my 11 year old does this is her 6 ft torkerhttp://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac24 … DC0266.jpg she rides it in all local parades and was one of two groups to  represent colorado in the independence day parade in washington dc this summer!http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac24 … DC0066.jpg

She is so cool!


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#30 2010-09-26 9:11am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

I have a unicycle.

I use to ride it years ago.

Not very well I guess.

It's up in the rafters of my work shop right now.

hmm


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#31 2010-09-26 12:17pm

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

Fulthrotle73 wrote:

Im a wheelchair riding fool. Worked at a hospital and got to goof off an wheel chairs all day. Unicycles on the other hand terribly hard. I suck bad at it.

I love riding wheelchairs too  man.  I can ride on the back 2 wheels all day.

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#32 2010-09-26 2:47pm

rockabillyjay
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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

The secret is to put all your weight on your feet and use the seat as a control stick . good luck!

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#33 2010-09-26 6:52pm

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

i bought one a few years ago and it took me a straight 8 hours on a boring day to get the hang of it. not bad at all once you get the hang of it. i used my porch railing to learn to ride it and then learned to mount and ride later on, seemed easier neutral

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#34 2010-09-26 8:01pm

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

Ya know, she's actually got a better chance of NOT landing on her head riding that "giraffe" uni.  Yes, she's higher in the air but when she does lose it and starts to fall she has extra time to prepare and land on her feet.  Plus, the higher center of a taller uni will make the chance of losing it that much slower. 

Ride a "normal" size 20" wheel and then ride a 24" wheel and then a 36" and you'll understand very quickly that the smaller wheel is twitchy and the bigger wheel is sluggish.

I have a vintage Schwinn 24 but seldom ride it.  My buddy (a LBS mech.)  has a 36" wheel he commutes to work on, about 7-8 miles each way I think and it includes decent hills.  I rode it around the parking lot at his work and it only took me about 5 minutes to get on and go- if I remember right I got it up to something like 14 mph (he mounted a computer) across the flat and it was SO cool.

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#35 2010-09-26 8:16pm

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

rockabillyjay wrote:

The secret is to put all your weight on your feet and use the seat as a control stick . good luck!

i think it's easier the other way.    rest all your weight on the seat and pedal around to keep it under you.


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#36 2011-01-17 8:03am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

TrulyOdD wrote:

rockabillyjay wrote:

The secret is to put all your weight on your feet and use the seat as a control stick . good luck!

i think it's easier the other way.    rest all your weight on the seat and pedal around to keep it under you.

It seems to depend on your style, or whatever you're comfortable with. Also if you are hopping or riding on stairs for me my weight needs to stay on my feet. Staying loose and relaxed seemed to be key for everyone I have taught to ride one. Great thread.


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#37 2011-01-17 10:14am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

great.... now i want a unicycle tongue


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#38 2011-01-17 4:43pm

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

i see them in all the lbs these days!


In Colorado we ride!!!  all bmx stuff rules!

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#39 2011-01-17 5:06pm

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

whats with drummin up all the old threads?


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#40 2012-01-31 6:15am

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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

I can ride a unicycle!


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#41 2012-01-31 9:25am

george b
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Re: Who can ride a unicycle?

oldschuulbmxer wrote:

my 11 year old does this is her 6 ft torker
http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac245/1973wallace/GEDC0266.jpg

that's awesome!

13thoni wrote:

whats with drummin up all the old threads?

i'm glad this thread came up.   its been on my mind to try one.   i want to teach myself to flat, but my balance sucks.   i'm thinking i'd rather learn balance on a uni in my living room than outside on a bike where everyone can see me eating janky turd.

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