i'm nonbinary in the sense that i ride unicycle
@Stoori @Silhelm I was laser focussed at the time though and very determinded. I started on Saturday morning and continued until it was dark then started again the next day. After first putting some cream on the inside of my thighs, which were actually blistered as I held the wide seat so tightly with them.
I am not sure I could muster this level of concentration for anything now as an adult! 😆
@Silhelm @Stoori Well even doing a little here and there helps. It might feel like you forget everything but you probably do not. A lot of the learning process with unicycling feels like you are getting zero progress, which can make it incredibly frustrating. But in all likelihood you are making progress, you just do not see it. You are also likely keeping some of your progress when if you have long breaks between.
@Silhelm @Stoori My eldest started to try and learn a couple of years back but does not care about it as much as I did/do (which is fine!). But she comes back to it and tries again everyone once in a while. I think she also felt like she was getting nowhere/forgetting everything. Until the other day when she tried most recently she did maybe 4 comlete rotations in a row without holding on. So now she can see progress. Nonetheless she was still want not motivated to practise more. 😆
@Silhelm @Stoori I do think at some point it will completely 'click' for her but who knows when. Also, not sure if she will every really take it up as a passtime after that point or just mentally check it off as a list of things she was able to learn.
Again, it does not really matter to be honest. I am happy for her to have her own interests. She does not need to love unicycling or cycling more generally just because I do.
Even on a relatively small uni, once somewhat compitent it is faster than jogging (for most people) and less physical effort. So it can be a nice way to cruise around and it is highly portable, which suits multi-modal travel. Also it is easier to store in a small space.
@Stoori bike-share systems let you learn to ride without having to commit to buying your own unicycle.
@Stoori what's the trick with riding those? i imagine you need what they call core strength for that?
I am not sure I have an especially strong core. 😆
It just takes practise. Here is a video for learning.
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