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Old 2019-03-06, 08:41 AM   #16
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Where are you based Garp? "Southern Alps" is not in the USA for sure... France? Italy? Switzerland?
France. About an hour north of the mediterranean sea.
And 30-45 minutes to four ski resorts.
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Old 2019-03-06, 10:11 AM   #17
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Where are you based Garp? "Southern Alps" is not in the USA for sure... France? Italy? Switzerland?
could be Australia
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Old 2019-03-06, 11:29 AM   #18
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could be Australia
I understand why you think Australia. The 4 ski resorts was the give away :P
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Old 2019-03-06, 11:39 AM   #19
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The Alps are sure a big mountain range, but maybe not that big.
I believe they end somewhere in Austria.
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Old 2019-03-06, 12:16 PM   #20
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I understand why you think Australia. The 4 ski resorts was the give away :P
OOps sorry I thought about these : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Alps
(ridiculous mistake since I was there last November - but since I was in Australia in October -no snow- my memory got garbled )
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Old 2019-03-06, 01:14 PM   #21
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OOps sorry I thought about these : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Alps
(ridiculous mistake since I was there last November - but since I was in Australia in October -no snow- my memory got garbled )
Funny. I had never heard of those. Ignorance is bliss. Prolly living close to the Alps helps improving muni-skills. I reckon most of NL is the Unicycles for Beginners skill.
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Old 2019-03-06, 07:55 PM   #22
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Funny. I had never heard of those.
Same for me.
So, how do you say in english something that means the south of the Alps, but not the Alps of the south?
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Old 2019-03-06, 08:25 PM   #23
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Funny. I had never heard of those. Ignorance is bliss. Prolly living close to the Alps helps improving muni-skills. I reckon most of NL is the Unicycles for Beginners skill.
Many of y’all on this forum “muni” on stuff that has nothing to do with real mountains. How would “close to the Alps help improving muni-skills?
When y’all ride in the mountains don’t they call it “downhill”?

Don’t be getting your big boy panties in a bunch.
I was just asking.
I’m sure y’all have plenty of answers.

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Old 2019-03-06, 08:47 PM   #24
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Thanks Wobbling for teaching us new stuff! Had no idea!

Garp (near Gap?), you're on the french uni website? It's not as busy as here but there are different folks (those don't speak english).
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Old 2019-03-06, 09:08 PM   #25
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Garp (near Gap?)
A lot closer to the sea. About 60km north of Nice.

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... you're on the french uni website?
I avoid french forums. Not because they're french but because there's usually a lot less activity than on the english - i.e. international - ones.
I also avoid all the other non-english forums, but that's because I don't speak the language.
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Old 2019-03-09, 05:47 AM   #26
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34.5 hrs so far

Four nights ago, I had my very first session since I started with zero progress. Zero progress! Not a nice way to end my third week.
So I changed things a little and spent the last three sessions alternating every 8-10 minutes between idling and free mounting, nothing else. The first two didn't seem to do anything, but during the last one - a few hours ago - I started having these little sequences of 4 or 5 unsupported idling cycles (on both sides) and a good 20% success rate at free mounting (also on both sides).
I'm hoping that after two or three more sessions like these I'll be good enough at free mounting to combine things a little: free mount, ride a bit, idle a bit, resume riding, etc. I'll probably star adding some hops to the mix.
So, still no fun yet, but I can see it coming.
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Old 2019-03-09, 08:33 AM   #27
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34.5 hrs so far

Four nights ago, I had my very first session since I started with zero progress. Zero progress! Not a nice way to end my third week.
So I changed things a little and spent the last three sessions alternating every 8-10 minutes between idling and free mounting, nothing else. The first two sessions didn't seem to do anything, but during the last one - a few hours ago - I started having these little sequences of 4 or 5 unsupported idling cycles (on both sides) and a good 20% success rate at free mounting (also on both sides).
I'm hoping that after two or three more sessions like these I'll be good enough at free mounting to combine things a little: free mount, ride a bit, idle a bit, resume riding, etc. I'll probably start adding some hops to the mix.
So, still no fun yet, but I can see it coming.

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Old 2019-03-10, 03:45 PM   #28
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So, still no fun yet, but I can see it coming.
Enjoy the process! You're getting closer to fun. Eventually, fun turns into been-there-done-that and you may be back in your current situation trying to learn something you don't yet know how to do.

I'm super impressed you're learning how to idle. One of the videos I watched as a beginner suggested we learn to ride by learning to idle, first. I tried that approach but was not successful. My progress learning to idle happened later and after I got my 20" (I started on a 24").
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Old 2019-03-10, 11:33 PM   #29
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I'm super impressed you're learning how to idle.
Thank you but I think it's too early to be impressed. Right now it feels very similar to when I was practicing riding along a handrail. Every now and then I'd have 3 or 4 pedal strokes in a row without touching the rail but it felt mostly random. I mean, if you throw a coin enough times, eventually you'll get 10 heads in a row, right? I started seeing real progress when I moved from the handrail to a pole. After the first pedal stroke I was in the open. This is why I can't wait to free mount consistently, so that I can practice idling (and 'a few' other things) away from any support.

On a side note, yesterday I fell with the uni under me and now my left crank is slightly bent. It's ridable but the pedal is clearly no longer perpendicular to the wheel. Crappy quality. This is supposed to be a trials uni.
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Old 2019-03-11, 04:28 AM   #30
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... and I just ruined my first pair of sneakers. Both shoes at the same time. At least I'm symmetrical
It looks like this is going to require a budget of its own.
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