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Old 2017-10-28, 09:01 PM   #1
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Freewheeling part II

This is my second freewheel video and practice session no. 7 I think.
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Old 2017-10-30, 10:57 PM   #2
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It puzzles me that you haven't both your feet at the same height when you freewheel. Do you know why you have a lower and an upper foot?

That seems so fun to ride. I need one more than ever after having watched your videos.

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Old 2017-10-31, 08:06 AM   #3
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It puzzles me that you haven't both your feet at the same height when you freewheel. Do you know why you have a lower and an upper foot?

That seems so fun to ride. I need one more than ever after having watched your videos.
According to waaalrus it is easier with cranks vertical, but I'm not really aware of how I hold my feet. It is fun, and after having tried it, I would say it is the next natural step when you have been through all the wheel sizes plus Schlumpf and muni. (Tricks are not for me. Easy trial maybe).
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Old 2017-10-31, 10:15 AM   #4
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I would say it is the next natural step when you have been through all the wheel sizes plus Schlumpf and muni. (Tricks are not for me. Easy trial maybe).
Is there a video where you ride a geared unicycle?

Nice improvement on the freewheel. you seem to have a great place to train and ride it just around your home.

I would probably pull the trigger if I had such a nice place to practice freewheel unicycle just around my home.
At least your videos make me feel trying it.
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Old 2017-10-31, 11:13 AM   #5
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Hi UniMyra

Is it as knackering as it looks? Just watching your video makes my lower back hurt.. I am guessing that because of the freewheel it must be very tiring on your lower back/core muscles?
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Old 2017-10-31, 02:46 PM   #6
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Is there a video where you ride a geared unicycle?

Nice improvement on the freewheel. you seem to have a great place to train and ride it just around your home.

I would probably pull the trigger if I had such a nice place to practice freewheel unicycle just around my home.
At least your videos make me feel trying it.
There are a few muni videos from 2012 with the Sclumpf hub, but nothing in high gear. I have one on my harddrive, but it's not very good. I'm planning on putting the Sclumpf hub i a 29" wheel soon, so maybe later.

I have all grades of car-free downhill slopes outside my door, but freewheeling doesen't really require much space or anything to get started. You're going to want som downhill after a while though.

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Is it as knackering as it looks? Just watching your video makes my lower back hurt.. I am guessing that because of the freewheel it must be very tiring on your lower back/core muscles?
I had to google "knackering", and I'd say it was very knackering at first, but allready in the second session it was noticable less knackering. For some reason I'm sweating like crazy, even in cool weather, but it is not especially physically demanding. I'm probably not staying on long enough for that. It is however very tecnical. It is difficult to apply the proper amount of braking at the right moment. I usually brake to much, so I lose speed and fall off the back. The uni is also very twitchy, so it is difficult to keep a straight line.
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Old 2017-11-06, 07:28 PM   #7
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According to waaalrus it is easier with cranks vertical, but I'm not really aware of how I hold my feet. It is fun, and after having tried it, I would say it is the next natural step when you have been through all the wheel sizes plus Schlumpf and muni. (Tricks are not for me. Easy trial maybe).
Great video! As far as riding with pedals level (horizontal) you're doing it quite a bit in this video and are much further ahead than I was at this stage. It took conscious effort on my part to "grow out of it" and I didn't even consider trying it until after more than six months of riding. With pedals vertical you can brace your leg against the frame to get a stable stance but in the long run pedals horizontal is a better stance in most situations.
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Old 2017-11-07, 01:39 PM   #8
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I will certainly try freewheeling in the future.
You should. Hub is on sale at UDC US now. I recommend a disc brake and that you use it on the very first attempt

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Great video!
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in the long run pedals horizontal is a better stance in most situations.
I will practice this.

I'm suspecting the freewheel season is almost over here. Yesterday the bikepaths were all icy, so I didn't want to go riding.

I can see a 29" freewheeler in the remote future.
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Old 2017-11-09, 07:30 PM   #9
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I have a "stupid" question, how do you freemount a freewheeling unicycle?
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