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  • My 11-year-old rides a giraffe for the first time (he's been riding since he was 7), and my 6-year-old is still learning to ride (he likes to hold the bike rack on my car when practicing).
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    • Originally posted by Kram Costello View Post
      My 11-year-old ... and my 6-year-old
      Why do you protect the head of your 11-old against falling objects from the sky, while allowing your 6-y/o learning on his barefeet?
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      • Originally posted by leo View Post
        Why do you protect the head of your 11-old against falling objects from the sky, while allowing your 6-y/o learning on his barefeet?
        A fair question. At least feet heal better than brains...
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        • Originally posted by Kram Costello View Post
          My 11-year-old rides a giraffe for the first time (he's been riding since he was 7), and my 6-year-old is still learning to ride (he likes to hold the bike rack on my car when practicing).
          I take it there are no metal pins on the pedals

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          • Hi Mark,

            Thanks for your message; I was not allowed to send reply (your settings), but you allowed me to do so here.

            When you teach your kids unicycling, then I'm not at all concerned about your parenting.
            Clearly the base is more than OK. Plus who am I to dare to be judgemental about such thing.
            My questioning was merely curiosity, but -I admit- also a bit of opinion.

            I'm seriously concerned about the toes of your youngest.
            If they get stuck between pedal and crank, while twisting into the painful locking direction (think UPD - not unthinkable while learning), then you can seriously lose one (and you wont be the first).
            When I would give workshops I'm strict, incl. to adults: it's putting shoes on or else spectate in stead of participate.
            (while I'm usually in a country with less liability laws).

            While the chance of head impact -on this speed- probably requires a reckless car-driver and unaware unicyclist, or narcoleptic attack or other unconsciousness event.
            Where a pair of sorbothane heel inserts (costing only just $10) would prevent impact on the immature spine of your oldest.
            Actually I think unicycle vendors should stock plus emphasize the benefit of those.

            But at point of writing my previous comment I didn't consider you may wear the helmet simply because they are mandatory for bicyclist,
            and you're in a state where you can't discuss with law-enforcement who mistakes a unicyclist for a bicyclist.
            However that wouldn't explain why your youngest isn't wearing one. So I think it's about preventing injury.
            But besides the spine, I think his unprotected hands and unprotected elbows are much more likely to get injured and hurt.

            I made my remark kind of impulsive, but while being sceptical I did no justice to the picture:
            it's actually anyway one you should frame. Seriously; put it somewhere in your house, cause it would be a beautiful memory of this moment for later.

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            • Originally posted by Kram Costello View Post
              ... and my 6-year-old is still learning to ride (he likes to hold the bike rack on my car when practicing).
              So what speed does he get up to?

              Spent my childhood riding bikes without shoes, so bare feet are not an issue for me. Come to think of it, most of the old farts around here still ride bare foot.

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              • Originally posted by prozac View Post
                So what speed does he get up to?

                Spent my childhood riding bikes without shoes, so bare feet are not an issue for me. Come to think of it, most of the old farts around here still ride bare foot.
                I'd be quite afraid going shoeless. My sneaks didn't protect me from broken toes.

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                • Originally posted by prozac View Post
                  Spent my childhood riding bikes without shoes, so bare feet are not an issue for me.
                  I spent my childhood running around barefooted, but once I got heavily into unicycling I always had shoes on. Now I have the soft feet of a baby and need to keep footwear handy for most rough textures...
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                  • There are temporary decorations in a park I often ride in. The walls of these decorations are all mirrors. I used them to make a selfie while riding and the slight deformations of the mirror added a little wheel to my unicycle

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                    • Looks like you found your other wheel! Ba-dum-bum!

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                      • A "Ride My Age" 70 mile ride on the Willapa Hills Trail and a few miles on nearby country roads. The ride went very well and I'm thinking I should do a full century soon. Just have to find a place with no gravel surfacing.



                        A little photo editing to "fix" the ride T-shirt:


                        More pics at: https://pbase.com/jimthode/70mile_ride

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                        • Impressive! I am the same age (with the same mustache) ... and not able to do long distance riding (it hurts too much ... well you know where -plus I tend to miss freemounts when I get tired-)
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                          • Fine day but cold

                            At least I managed to get out for a ride, cycle path goes over bridge in background on the overhang Click image for larger version

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                            Unicyclists control pedals

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                            • Start of the 7th British Unicycle Road Race held in Horwich a few weeks ago.
                              2 - Roger Davies
                              4 - Adam Foley
                              5 - Me
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                              • I've barely ridden a unicycle in the last 6-7 years but couldn't resist getting back on when a friend brought a uni into work the other day. I'd forgotten how awesome it feels to burn around on one wheel

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