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Old November 3rd 07, 02:33 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Was reading another thread and saw people veering to this conversation
and thought I'd start a thread to hear where some of you started
unicycling. I started in the snow in michigan on a christmas morning by
hanging on to a fire hydrant. I got much better once I shoveled the
sidewalk! Ha!


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Old November 3rd 07, 03:11 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned at a tennis court holding on to the net in july


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Old November 3rd 07, 03:26 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned by holding onto my fence in the backyard, and just going for
it on the grass, were i eventualy got better and better.


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Old November 3rd 07, 03:36 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned going back and forth in my upstairs hallway using the wall for
occasional balance, it was winter.


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Old November 3rd 07, 03:53 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned in my basement. At the time we just took some cabinets out of
our kitchen and I had a little strip in between them that I rode in. I
was actually supposed to be helping my dad with the electrical for the
kitchen and I didn't want to work so I was down in the basement and
picked it up.


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Old November 3rd 07, 04:03 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned in the middle of a road on a unicycle made from a bmx 20 years
ago with 10 spokes missing a couple of springs ago xD


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Old November 3rd 07, 04:51 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I started to learn against a building and didn't get to far. When I
bought my own a couple years later I studded the tire and and learnt on
a cleared section of the lake as it was the only flat area around.


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Old November 3rd 07, 04:58 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned in a parking garage where I just went for it, not holding onto
anything.


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Old November 3rd 07, 05:39 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I learned by riding along a chain link fence next to a sidewalk.

When I lost my balance, I could grab through the fence and prevent a
fall, this was pretty bad for my fingers though, even with gloves. When
I started going several consecutive revolutions, I could brush my palm
along the fence for balance, kind of like riding Braille.

The tennis court was good too, that's where I learned how to turn.

Cr


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Old November 3rd 07, 05:58 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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rem48 wrote:
Was reading another thread and saw people veering to this conversation
and thought I'd start a thread to hear where some of you started
unicycling. I started in the snow in michigan on a christmas morning by
hanging on to a fire hydrant. I got much better once I shoveled the
sidewalk! Ha!




The neighbors must have thought that you really lost it. Old guy, 1
wheeled bike, snow on the ground. Definitely crackers.

I learned on the back deck of my house. Has a nice railing at just the
right height. I'd come home at midnight from my job and would try to
ride it. Lots of banging noise as the uni kept hitting the deck.


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