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View Poll Results: What age did you learn to ride?
Under 10 13 7.30%
11-19 56 31.46%
20 - 29 21 11.80%
30 - 39 19 10.67%
40 - 49 38 21.35%
50 - 59 28 15.73%
60 -69 3 1.69%
70+ 0 0%
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Old 2011-04-03, 04:49 PM   #1
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What age did you learn to ride?

What age did you learn to ride?
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Old 2011-04-03, 06:20 PM   #2
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I was under 10 when I learned (don't remember the exact age). I am now 46. There was a 25 year period where I didn't ride at all.
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Old 2011-04-03, 06:38 PM   #3
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I got my first uni at my 11th birthday. It was too tall for me and we didn't think about cutting down the seatpost. I learned to ride, stoped for about a year and I started again after seeing Kris Holm on youtube
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Old 2011-04-03, 08:51 PM   #4
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I was under 10 when I learned (don't remember the exact age). I am now 46. There was a 25 year period where I didn't ride at all.
When you got back on after 25 years did it take long to get going?
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Old 2011-04-03, 08:53 PM   #5
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Glad to see some old guys learning. I am in late 50's. May be some hope for me???

Trouble is if I don't pick up things somewhat quick I lose interest. And when I tried unicycles they were anything but quick to learn for me.
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Old 2011-04-04, 12:41 AM   #6
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It took me about a month to learn at age 12. I got back into it at 49. It took about 5 minutes to ride a short length of the sidewalk. It took a couple of days to feel comfortable. After that I had to learn to freemount and turn. All learned at 12 was to ride in a straight line.
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Old 2011-04-04, 12:44 AM   #7
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Old 2011-04-04, 01:06 AM   #8
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I learned at age 10. That was 33 years ago. Aside from the rare injury and a summer spent in Europe, I've been riding consistently all those years.

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Old 2011-04-04, 02:47 AM   #9
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Glad to see some old guys learning. I am in late 50's. May be some hope for me???

Trouble is if I don't pick up things somewhat quick I lose interest. And when I tried unicycles they were anything but quick to learn for me.
There are quite a few people here who learned in their 50s. Have a look this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81374
The video on the second page is good for motivation.
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Old 2011-04-04, 04:12 AM   #10
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Started at 14 on a borrowed Troxel (the price was right). It fell apart and became unrideable when I started attempting to do turns. Then no unicycle for 3 years. I finished learning to ride at 17, in November 1979.
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Old 2011-04-04, 06:22 AM   #11
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I saw a youtube video for the first time showing a 36er. I had not realised unicycling was such a sport - I was enthralled and bought a 24" learner for my 60th birthday 4 months later I bought a 36". I recorded my learning process hour by hour to begin. Here is a sample:
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Old 2011-04-04, 03:44 PM   #12
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Someone posted on a ukulele forum that they wanted a unicycle. I thought to myself (oh that would be interesting to learn)

Ended up researching it and found out about all the different styles of uni, and had to get one.

Was 19 when my first uni arrived, a torker unistar lx!
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Old 2011-04-04, 04:01 PM   #13
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Hey monocyclism I remember watching your videos when I was learning! Never put 2 and 2 together that it was you! Very cool.
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Old 2011-04-04, 05:08 PM   #14
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I learnt at 14ish and have ridden on and off for a while.
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When you got back on after 25 years did it take long to get going?
Not at all. The 24 Nimbus muni did look huge compared to my ancient uni
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