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    Greetings all,

    I'm 60, and have ridden a unicycle off and on since grade school. Never particularly proficient, but always enjoyed hopping on it and going for a spin every now and then. I have an ancient Cyclepro with a 20" wheel.
    I was hospitalized earlier this year with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which is an auto-immune disorder wherein the immune system attacks the central nervous system, resulting in nerve damage and paralysis. So I was completely paralyzed for a time. But I'm getting better.
    I recently realized that unicycle riding would be a great physical therapy to aid in my recovery. Balance and leg strength are two big things that I need to work on, and those are obviously two of the big requirements for unicycling. So I got out the old cycle and started riding a week or so ago. It was a little rough to start with, but I can get down to the end of the block and back now, so I feel like I'm making progress. (My legs feel like spaghetti afterwards, though.)
    I'm thinking it would be nice to have a larger wheel cycle, which would make it easier to go long distances. I've been out of it so long, any suggestions for a decent brand to look for? What are the popular options these days? Anything in particular to look for, or to watch out for?
    It's great to have this on-line community, I've never really known any other unicycle riders, and never gotten any advice from anyone. Thanks in advance for your input!

    cheers, Lance B
    "I'm a unicyclist. I make my own reality."

  • #2
    Hi Lance,

    Welcome to the forums

    You might throw some more data out on the table. How big a fella are you? Where are you going to ride? Flat streets? Rolling hills? Do you plan on pub hopping? Picking up chicks?

    Hopefully you've already perused
    Get out and ride


    • #3
      Thanks for your reply!
      I'm 5'11" and 175lbs. I plan on riding on streets, and where I live (San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles area), it's pretty flat.
      I don't plan on doing anything out-of-the-ordinary.
      It would be nice to find other unicyclists in the area. Maybe I'll see if I can locate others through this forum. (I did a google search for unicycle clubs in this area, and didn't come up with anything. I was mildly surprised, given the population density. Maybe it's a vacuum waiting to be filled.)

      "I'm a unicyclist. I make my own reality."


      • #4
        Welcome Lance.

        Nice that you've come back to the unicycle. Hope that it helps in your physical recovery.

        Lots & lots of advances in uni's from when you last rode.

        As Doug mentioned, check out there will be lots of info there for you to look through that will assist in a new uni purchase.
        Always remember: With patience and perseverance you can piss a hole through a rock.


        • #5
          Hey Lance, welcome back.

          That's one more of us and one less of them.
          Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
          If I'm Murdered, Don't Execute My Killer.
          MikeFule Seager BluntRM


          • #6
            hey i am biplob.i am from bangladesh.i am the new member of this site.hope all members of this site will be very friendly.


            • #7
              Hello all! I am James and I am also new here. Hope to have bike chats with you guys!


              • #8
                Hello! I'm also a newbie, a 20 years old student Also hope to have interesting talks about bikes.
                Deliver flowers easily with!


                • #9
                  Welcome everyone!

                  Originally posted by Jamisan View Post
                  Hello all! I am James and I am also new here. Hope to have uni chats with you guys!
                  Originally posted by Farly1987 View Post
                  Hello! I'm also a newbie, a 20 years old student Also hope to have interesting talks about unis.
                  Fixed it
                  And I'm sure you will
                  "Akrobatisch Erarbeitetes Verkehrs Desaster" - Cyc


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AEV D. View Post
                    Welcome everyone!

                    Fixed it
                    And I'm sure you will