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Old 2017-09-08, 03:55 PM   #961
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Today I rode the farthest I ever have, 10 miles, on my 26" Torker LX. I've been riding for about a month now.

The ride took me two hours and 45 minutes and boy am I sore. My knees are the worst and I might have to take a day off from riding. How much faster, and how much better would I be feeling right now, if I did the ride on a 36"? I've been eyeing the nighthawk.
I recommend some electrolytes and bcaas for recovery!
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Old 2017-09-09, 03:08 PM   #962
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My knees are the worst
Were you riding on pavement? In some cases, I think, knee pain can result from a lack of resistance to pedaling. The tendons in the knees then loosen up, only to be thrown and twisted around from all the motion. I'm guessing, also, that you were pedaling at a pretty high cadence. And, if you were riding long distance on pavement, there is repetitive motion. You should probably take a short break. Then try riding on grass, up hills or on some other resistant and uneven surface. Muni riding has been the best thing for my knees. Beginners typically go through a phase were they are obsessed with distance. Keep working on your technique (static-mounts, idling, hands-on-seat, etc.) and sooner or later you'll be riding 10+ miles without pain.
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Old 2017-09-17, 04:26 AM   #963
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Today I geared up for a ride at 7 a.m. and went out on my 36 incher for 10 miles, I got back home and didn't feel tired at all... Tomorrow I'm going to go for 20 miles, wish me luck!
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Old 2017-09-18, 01:49 PM   #964
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Probably look at your seat height too, knee pain is often a result of the seat being too low.

BTW What was your previous longest ride? Don't go making big jumps in time and distance, that is the way to injuries. And you are probably being sensible if you take two or three days off, seriously. Then a short easy day to check that all the parts are ok, you and your wheel
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Old 2017-09-19, 03:45 AM   #965
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Talking Seat In Front

Today, I can finally say I can ride seat-in-front! I've been working at it for a while, and it finally clicked. The limiting factor is now my legs, rather than my skill.
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Old 2017-09-20, 03:28 PM   #966
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I passed IUF Level 3 last night. I note without irony that my judge was about 1/3 my age, and more than twice my IUF level.
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Old 2017-09-20, 06:03 PM   #967
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I passed IUF Level 3 last night. I note without irony that my judge was about 1/3 my age, and more than twice my IUF level.
Pretty much rules out having a beer together when it's over, doesn't it? Congratulations!
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Old 2017-09-20, 10:57 PM   #968
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From a couple of days ago - some really basic stuff, but the first time I've done any of this on my giraffe:
idling left foot down (I normally idle right foot down)
hopping
backwards circles

Definitely getting close to the point I'm feeling really comfortable on it - the backwards circles actually feel more stable than they do on a little unicycle.
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Old 2017-09-29, 01:12 PM   #969
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a new best for me this morning, I managed to pull off right at 4 miles in just under an hour. about 50 min. and I managed to do 2 rolling hops off a small curb. I have been practicing a little by starting from a static position holding a wall, then I start doing bunny hops,(I know I know it's not a pogo stick) my goal was 10 hops then sit down and ride out. once I got that down I started turning 180, then full 360. I still can't idle or come to a stall and hop but I think I'm getting closer. I also did almost get into an idle once this morning, I stopped and rolled back,forward,back and as I went forward and had to step off, not idle but the closest I have been yet.
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Old 2017-09-29, 01:28 PM   #970
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a new best for me this morning, I managed to pull off right at 4 miles in just under an hour. about 50 min.
Is that 4 miles on a 20 inch?
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Old 2017-09-29, 01:36 PM   #971
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no I have a 24" Torker LX
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Old 2017-09-29, 06:19 PM   #972
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I have crossed over to other side

I have finally crossed over to the other side to where I can ride until my legs get tired. I've slowly but surly been learning to unicycle for a mouth now with a thousand or so UPDs under my belt. Boy oh Boy it feels great to just ride and ride.
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Old 2017-10-01, 07:16 PM   #973
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Finally have something to brag about again. Today as I was riding the 29" Nimbus there was an uphill section where I managed to pass 2 bikers. Clearly had they been in a lower gear, they would have made it easier on themselves. I couldn't help teasing them that I only had 1 wheel and was going faster ^_^
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Old 2017-10-02, 12:48 AM   #974
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Just a short day

Today I went onto an abandoned golf course and unicycle around for about an hour and a half but it was So beautiful! I definitely recommend you all to look for one!
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Old 2017-10-04, 01:22 AM   #975
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I'm 5!!!

"Today I rode really far.....from the basketball hoop to the stairs. I did it a bunch of times. My dad said it was about 50 feet. Tomorrow is my birthday. I'm getting a cake that looks like a unicycle."
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