Are you sometimes getting a thought that the life feels a bit too routine? That you’ve done nothing really crazy for a long time?
Even if so, the good news is that there is always an escape from such dead end! That is, unicycling!
I got a 20″ unicycle for Christmas. This was not actually a surprise, as I was thinking about this toy for sometime already. Oh I do not remember last time being so much involved with something simple! Maybe it was a snowboard. Same feeling here: while learning to ride, I was telling myself: now the last time. And this promise was forgotten already during this “last time”, or I just did not even think about it, because I put too much pressure to the right foot, so now I just fix that and try this once again, and… And that continues until I’m so exhausted that my knees are bending down without asking 🙂
Watching circus performers, I did not think that unicycling is this hard. It looked like “they are simply pedaling and keeping the balance”. Well yes, just that! Fortunately I have read on the Internet that it may take 10-20 times longer than what it took for you to learn riding a bicycle. Sounds plausible. I have now practiced for maybe 10 hours, and can ride almost stable, but not yet always mount reliably. How much easier it is now when it takes just some clicks on the keyboard to find (say, on YouTube) visual instructions how to start riding.
The first times were the most fun. No better way than to try it; being so helpless in anything – the damn thing just does not ride a single meter!!! – then gradually making one pedal revolution… then sometimes more than one… words do not make for that.
Have a happy unicycling!