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Old 2019-07-04, 08:43 AM   #1
Richard C
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Morning all!

Yet another older beginner checking in here. (Will my age show up under my name? If not, or anyhow, it's 58). I can see from lurking here that taking up unicycling at my time of life is definitely a thing. In my case I can't even remember when the seed was planted.

I'm fit (ride on 2 wheels a lot), but don't have great natural coordination or balance. I got my 20" club uni about 4 months ago, and have been practising for an hour or two, two or three times a week since then. Fear kept me clinging to support for weeks, and I was starting to wonder if I would ever get it, until the penny dropped one day.

I did my first static free mount yesterday, on the first day of seriously trying, so super stoked about that! No doubt I'll be asking for a lot of advice.

Great to be here.
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Old 2019-07-04, 10:29 AM   #2
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Welcome Richard.

Glad you got the bug and entered the thrilling phase of successes rewarding your patience
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Old 2019-07-04, 06:46 PM   #3
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Thanks! It's very addictive. I have just the right amount of natural talent, any less and I would have given up.
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Old 2019-07-04, 09:16 PM   #4
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I have just the right amount of natural talent, any less and I would have given up.
Or you have just the right amount of persistence, any less and you would have given up.

Welcome to the forum. Keep us posted on your progress!
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