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Old 1993-10-07, 01:23 AM   #1
Amy Weissman
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Hello fellow unicyclers. I am trying to mount and ride my 6 foot and I am
having trouble. Is it helpful to tilt the seat so it goes under the crotch
easier when freemounting? I found it helpful.

I am very afraid of hurting myself while mounting the unicycle so I am
going to a gymnastics studio where they tie a safety belt around me and
when I begin to fall he pulls on the belt so I land in a soft way. The belt
is tyed to ropes. So far I have had 4 half hour sessions and I got on it
only 3 times and road for a little while. All 3 times were in the last half
hour session.

It seems to me I have to be perfectly balanced going up. I can't adjust while
mounting or I fall off. If I am tilted slightly to any side I fall. Also it
seems that while climbing it I have to lean forward quite a bit to balance
enough to climb up it. Sometimes my toes gets caught between the top of the
wheel and the fr

as I climb up the unicycle and that hurts a lot. Other times I have gotten up
on the unicycle and once up the peddels wouldn't move. It was a very weird
feeling. Maybe it is because of the lack of air in the tires and the soft
gymnastics mat under the unicycle.

Also, I bought a used Jeff Napier home made unicycle and it is warped. If I
try to idle with my right foot down the chain is very loose and has about an
inch of play. If I move the pedle 180 degrees the chain has no play and is
tight. I may have to get a new unicycle.

Also I find that I must be very smooth while mounting. If I land on pedal hard
the whole unicycle tilts in that direction.

Please send me any comments or suggestions or words of encouragement.

Thanks in advance, AMY
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