She's only gone and bought me a.....

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by david k, 26 Dec 2017.

  1. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    I hope it's a fixed gear...
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  2. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    What a wonderful Christmas gift!

    If you want some inspiration, check out Ed Pratt who's unicycling round the world -
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  3. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    I've always wanted one, but suspect too old to have the reaction time to use one now
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  4. MarkF

    MarkF Legendary Member

    My eldest son has one (he is an acrobat/dancer) and happily hurtles down to the pub on his, I've tried and tried but can't ride it.
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  5. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    East Sussex
    Forty years ago in Albuquerque I saw a guy ride down a long flight of concrete steps on a unicycle. He did it so casually, jauntily and he just kept on going once he reached the bottom, round the corner and out of sight...but not out of my memory. I still think of him, whoever he was, whenever I see or think of unicycles.
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  6. Truth

    Truth Boardman Hybrid Team 2016 , Boardman Hybrid Comp

    Theres a guy I see around Aston in Birmingham when I commute in using a unicycle for his commute . All suited and booted on it aswell, fair play to him :okay:
    Good luck to you mate, hope you manage to crack it :smile:
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  7. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I often see a guy around my way on a 36" wheel unicycle .
    He rides it on rough terain as well as tarmac.
    He's very good on it.
    I tried it once as a teacher had one ..weird a d a none starter..he was ok on it
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  8. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    I saw a chap unicycling around the green family route at Sherwood Pines (Forestry Commision, Nottinghamshire) on a fat tyre. Great seeing it, but not sure I’d want to try it. :huh:
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  9. OP
    david k

    david k Hi

    North West
    I'll keep you all posted

    Actually, if I don't post, assume the worst
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  10. PaulSecteur

    PaulSecteur Specialized fanboy

    The thing about unicycles is that there is only really one place you can ride it and look normal.

    Anywhere else and you are just going to look like a clown!
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  11. OP
    david k

    david k Hi

    North West
    I manage that on a normal bike :smile:
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  12. John342

    John342 Active Member

    Just hope you don’t get a puncture lol
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  13. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Just a quick bit of advice,go and check if your life insurance pay out has suddenly increased.:okay:
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  14. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    I spoke to an American student who did one of the organised rides in Durham City, UK, on a unicycle.

    His unicycle had a 26" MTB wheel, and he told me he used it pretty much as an ordinary bike.

    The most difficult part, according to him, was steep descending where the unicycle will tend to run away with the rider.
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  15. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Quedgeley, Glos.
    When cycling around the top of the Malverns one time, I had a surprise encounter with a unicyclist emerging fast from a steep side street. He sped out in front of me and crossed the road at speed. I never did know whether this was just a confident move from a skilful rider in full control of his bike or a desperate and futile attempt to avoid a visit to A&E.
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