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Old 2018-02-17, 12:18 AM   #10486
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Myself and a friend out for a ride in Scotland a few weeks back. She bought a Mini-Penny on a whim, when I bought my first uni. This is the first time that we have ridden together.
I wonder with the Mini-Penny if they couldn't benefit from having handle bars more like the unicycle than bicycle. It could avoid potential headers as one could step off the MP, similarly to a surprise unicycle upd.
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Old 2018-02-17, 03:39 PM   #10487
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I wonder with the Mini-Penny if they couldn't benefit from having handle bars more like the unicycle than bicycle. It could avoid potential headers as one could step off the MP, similarly to a surprise unicycle upd.
Have you ever ridden a penny? If yes, you know the answer. If no: on a penny, you need a counterforce on the handlebar for every stroke you pedal. That would not be possible by only having a short T-bar
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Old 2018-03-12, 12:40 AM   #10488
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Excellent photos, are you a professional photographer?
Mary, lightbulbjim does post some lovely Australian rural scenes. I suspect they are around Canberra, Yass, Young districts. He won't say.

I keep waiting for a brown snake to pop it's head out of the long grass. Nasty critters.
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Old 2018-03-12, 01:23 AM   #10489
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No fancy photography here, just my phone. I assumed MaryHarris was a spambot. Apologies if that's not the case.

Prozac, I thought you already said that you worked out where I am from photographs? Come find me and we can go for a ride!
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Old 2018-03-12, 02:13 PM   #10490
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Bit more riding in the mud to get used to my new 3" tyre!



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Old 2018-03-24, 10:20 AM   #10491
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Hope I don’t catch the rusties.
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Old 2018-03-26, 09:22 PM   #10492
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Old 2018-03-27, 04:58 AM   #10493
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Have you ever ridden a penny? If yes, you know the answer. If no: on a penny, you need a counterforce on the handlebar for every stroke you pedal. That would not be possible by only having a short T-bar
It's true. When you're sitting on the wheel, it's easier to make it go straight, though it will wobble. When you sit behind the wheel, on the static part, every push on the pedals makes the wheel steer in the opposite direction. The traditional handlebars you see on Penny Farthings are not necessarily the optimum design, but many people who ride them want their bike to look like an antique. You do need some leverage to resist the power of your legs pushing the pedals. If you had a typical unicycle handlebar on there, I imagine you would eventually build up your obliques and lats a lot...
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Old 2018-04-02, 06:30 PM   #10494
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My wife has been riding a recumbent trike lately (and enjoying it). We've been getting together and riding with a group of recumbent trike riders in the area. They're a very inclusive group, nothing but positive comments about me showing up with a unicycle, and no one asks me where my other wheel is.
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Old 2018-04-02, 06:35 PM   #10495
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My wife has been riding a recumbent trike lately (and enjoying it). We've been getting together and riding with a group of recumbent trike riders in the area. They're a very inclusive group, nothing but positive comments about me showing up with a unicycle, and no one asks me where my other wheel is.
You just need to ride a recumbent unicycle, and then you'll fit right in!

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Old 2018-04-02, 06:47 PM   #10496
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That would be fantastic, but I don't think I have the skills to pull it off!

(That's an excellent photo! )
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Old 2018-04-02, 07:17 PM   #10497
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Doesn't that recumbent unicycle need some sort of little bumper to protect the chainwheel when it hits the ground?

Leaving the handlebars on there might also have been helpful for making turns.

Oh well, I don't mean to sound critical, that thing is cool.
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Old 2018-04-02, 11:37 PM   #10498
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Doesn't that recumbent unicycle need some sort of little bumper to protect the chainwheel when it hits the ground?

Leaving the handlebars on there might also have been helpful for making turns.

Oh well, I don't mean to sound critical, that thing is cool.

It has a bumper protector...it is hard to see. A second wheel would also make it easier for turning...hmm......
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Old 2018-04-03, 06:51 PM   #10499
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7 weeks into training and this was my first ride "in the wild".
4-5 miles, early morning, very quiet.
Progress aided enormously by reading and re-reading posts on here.
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7 weeks into training and this was my first ride "in the wild".
4-5 miles, early morning, very quiet.
Progress aided enormously by reading and re-reading posts on here.
Lovely! The world is your playground now.
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