Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Public riding

Had my first public ride today. Rode along the prom with my son on his bike. Feels good.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

club swinging
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Sunday, March 13, 2005

New unicycle, turning and freemounting.

It's been a while since I wrote anything here. I have been buisy with life and unicycling.
I have bought a posh unicycle - a 24" nimbus II. I wanted one I could ride out along the prom. It's a lovely beast. A bit scary at first cos it's a bit bigger than my 20" learner uni, but sooo smooth.
I have learnt to turn the beast and now I can ride round and round as well as forward. That took a couple of weeks to learn. At first it was not very smooth, but now I can smoothly turn, even without too much arm waving.
My latest challenge - to freemount.
I felt that I couldn't say I could ride the beast until I could get on it by myself. Now after a couple of weeks intermittent practice I have managed to freemount and ride smoothly off - twice!
Yahoo, I can unicycle.!
Next challenge, after becoming more consistent with the freemounting and taking the uni out on the prom, is to learn to idle.
And I'm also going to get a new unicycle - one that I can ride in the gym in Gronant as my 24" nimbus is just a bit too big.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I've done it! Unicycled the length of the Gronant Institute (infront of witnesses).
I thought that I would feel that I could ride the machine once I could do this. But now I find that I need to freemount and learn to turn courners before I feel that I can ride it. Damn! and I promised myself that I would buy a lovely new unicycle when I felt that I could ride it, instead of my cheapy standard learner model. Ah well, not today.
However, I am slowly getting to grips with the corner thing. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll master the freemount and learn how to steer the thing.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Me and my unicycle
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1st time outside.

I took my unicycle outside today. This was a big step forward too.
I'm very much afraid of looking silly. Never mind. I overcame this today.
Up, up & away!

Friday, February 04, 2005


Well, to some extent anyway.
I managed tonight to get over my fear of setting out into the abyss. This was a major achievement as in the three weeks I have been taking my unicycle to Stiltmania Circus I have been totally unable to do this. Learning to get off worked in helping me overcome this.
As if this wasn't enough, I was actually able to ride the thing - halfway along the hall at least 3 times. My joy has no bounds. It feels amazing to be actually riding, alright, it's only about 7 yds but that's fantastic to me. Yah hoo.
Now I believe that I will be able to do it eventually.