Learn How to Ride a
by Steve Plumb for CMP 560 Web Page Assignment
Pull the seat into place.
Spin in the wheel so that the
pedal is in the 4:00 position.
Put both hands on the handrail or
Step on the pedal closest to you.
This is different from a bicycle, where you step on the forward
pedal. Bicyclists are used to moving forward when mounting. On a
unicycle, you want the wheel to rotate 1/4-turn backwards. Step on
the pedal and you should now be on the seat with the wheel underneath
Hold onto the handrail tightly and
lean forward slightly while pedaling slowly. Next is the
most important tip!.
When the unicycle starts to fall, let
it. Stay on your feet and let it fall. The seat can be replaced; your
seat can't. Continue to hold onto the handrail until you've practiced
steps 1-5 for at least t
You're about 10 hours away from
riding without assistance! During the next several days you'll ease
your grip on the handrail and then hold on with one hand. You'll
travel a few feet without assistance, then a few yards, then you'll
soon discover the secret to unicycling: Lean in the direction you
want to travel and the wheel will try to catch up with
Always use caution when riding
You are responsible for your
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