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  • #61
    Originally posted by Garp View Post
    Same thing, I guess. A bit stiffer, maybe?
    since I learned also at age 53: at this age we are more risk-averse and our internal ear balance is far worse. (but since we think we should be still young we stick to the challenge!)
    One Wheel : bear necessity
    (Abuello RodoMancat)

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    • #62
      Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
      I have no idea what it's like learning to ride at age 53, since I started when I was 14.
      I also started to ride a unicycle at the age of 53.
      And their are a few things that changes, when you are older:
      We tend to overthink, instead of that childish try and error.
      The learning process is much slower.
      We have more respect or fear (How should I explain it to my boss, that i broke my bones with such a foolish hobby.)
      Oldest kid in town - neighbour

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      • #63
        Originally posted by fetzenschorsch View Post
        How should I explain it to my boss, that i broke my bones with such a foolish hobby
        I did that (Achille's tendon broken) and he was just baffled! (except that I was 3 months with the leg in plaster -which is quite inconvenient- but our clients did not mind )
        One Wheel : bear necessity
        (Abuello RodoMancat)

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        • #64
          I'm so glad I didn't get the memo

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Garp View Post
            I'm so glad I didn't get the memo
            Yesterday I just finished my tenth week in casts (five weeks) and a boot (five weeks). Really tried of these crutches. Tomorrow they reevaluate my left leg which I broke on January 14, 2019 on the morning unicycle commute trip. At least its been over ten years since I broke the right leg and destroyed my right knee during RTL.

            I learned to unicycle and 46, not reading the memo didnt seem to help me any,
            JM
            You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself....



            ...

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Garp View Post
              Same thing, I guess. A bit stiffer, maybe?
              As has already been mentioned, our 14-year old selves had a very different mind, and body. Little fear of bodily destruction, and a body that can take a lot more abuse.

              At my present age of 57, I have the advantage of remembering doing all that stuff I used to do. My skills are rusty on the stuff I don't practice regularly, but I can still do a lot of it. I need to challenge myself more, to learn new stuff and keep things fresh. Right now I'm just trying to get in shape to survive a 100k ride on May 19 with about 3000' of climbing. I'm not there yet...
              John Foss
              www.unicycling.com

              "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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              • #67
                Originally posted by bungeejoe View Post
                Yesterday I just finished my tenth week in casts (five weeks) and a boot (five weeks). Really tried of these crutches. Tomorrow they reevaluate my left leg which I broke on January 14, 2019 on the morning unicycle commute trip.
                I already wondered what happened as I did not see any activity on Strava...
                Wishing you a speedy recovery.

                To the Topic Starter: You're doing great!

                On the learning at "age":
                not only do we think too much, our bodies are also more fragile...
                PLUS we fall much harder (more weight, coming from greater height) than those darn kids...

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                • #68
                  Wow. That is one serious forum.
                  Joe, I'm sorry for your injury but did you feel an urge to wipe that stupid smile off my face?
                  Is making light of things such as 'age' something frowned upon around here?
                  Maybe I should have taken knitting instead.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Garp View Post
                    Is making light of things such as 'age' something frowned upon around here?
                    No worries, we don't take this age thing too serious.
                    Otherwise we wouldn't be unicycling. (We would be knitting )

                    It's just a fact that age does make a difference for learning.
                    And on this forum we do tend to take questions / helping other seriously.
                    Hence some serious discussion on age

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Garp View Post
                      Maybe I should have taken knitting instead.
                      That's funny. Yesterday I read an newspaper article about a newly started knitting group for men not far from where I live.
                      UniMyra's YouTube channel

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
                        That's funny. Yesterday I read an newspaper article about a newly started knitting group for men not far from where I live.
                        Are you gonna join?

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                        • #72
                          I would join, but Norway is a little bit far.
                          Oldest kid in town - neighbour

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by ruari View Post
                            Are you gonna join?
                            how bout extreme ironing instead? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_ironing)
                            One Wheel : bear necessity
                            (Abuello RodoMancat)

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                            • #74
                              @unimyra
                              extrem ironing is something for your black suited alter ego
                              Pa enhjuling del...
                              Oldest kid in town - neighbour

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                              • #75
                                For the first time since I started, no pratice today. And possibly longer.
                                I hurt my knee a bit yesterday and now it's all swollen and stiff. Pff.

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