Oh, I don't know, having a look at YouTube suggests that men and women are equally f'ed when learning to ride the things!Point of order, m'lud. That...thing...is not, by any definition, a bicycle.
Mind you, I'm ever so slightly envious. Freecycle, you say?
Was that the Great North Bike Ride? I remember seeing someone on that. I think there was someone regularly around Cullercoats/Tynemouth way on one too.An American student at Durham University did a 50 mile charity ride on a unicycle which had a 26" MTB wheel and tyre.
He told me the most difficult part was stopping the cycle running away from the rider when going down hill.
According to him, there is a small but active unicycling scene in the US.
I can confirm this is indeed the case. In fact recumbent, prone, flailing prone, unexpectedly recumbent, suddenly on all fours, on your side and on one occasion in the last 25 minutes actually underneath the unicycleI suspect anyone learning to ride a unicycle becomes recumbent on more than one occasion.