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Old 2019-12-02, 11:34 AM   #10816
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While doing a sharp turn at approximately 14-15mph I hit an unseen bump that caused a upd, and I ran a step or 2 and tripped on a curb
You can't really blame the unicycle for the kerb lying around. I reckon you just got up on the uni again after the fall and worried about the wound later at home.
I hope it will heal soon. Those chafing wounds hurt quite a lot.
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Old 2019-12-02, 10:37 PM   #10817
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So today on my 233rd ride/2,293rd mile for the year I experienced one of the worst uni accidents I've had.
That looks like it hurts... For some time to come...
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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I actually screamed while cleaning it in the shower after the ride.

I really wish it was filmed.
What kept you from filming the shower experience ?
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Old 2019-12-11, 12:34 PM   #10818
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Hello everyone. I am new to unicycling and I was wonder how people can cycling in winter. Is it hard?
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Old 2019-12-11, 04:20 PM   #10819
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Hello everyone. I am new to unicycling and I was wonder how people can cycling in winter. Is it hard?
Many riders ride in the winter. I do mostly road riding and if it is just cold there is no difference except I don't sweat so much. For wet or snowy conditions good pedals with some grip/spikes are recommended. I would not want to use rubber pedals. For normal snow with less traction I've not had any problems but for very icy or ice with water on top I would not ride with normal/non-studded tires. I don't have studded tires so I don't ride in super slick conditions. Just like walking or running, you can end up flat on your back/butt in an instant if it is very slick.



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Old 2019-12-11, 08:42 PM   #10820
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Hello everyone. I am new to unicycling and I was wonder how people can cycling in winter. Is it hard?
Welcome and it is great but you might want to define what the weather is like where you live.

I live in Oslo Norway and unicycle commute all year around. While I have been using a big wheeled 36" for the warmer months, now that we have hit the icy and snowy weather I have switched to my 26" (for the most part).

On this I mostly run a Kenda Klondike XT 2.35" spiked tyre (which I love). This is great for most conditions and things are made easier by the fact that I have VCX+ 3-holed cranks. When it it clear, just ice or hard packed snow I run them at 100mm. If the snow is deeper and/or slushier I move the crank positions accordingly. Sometimes I run them at one length on the way in to work and if conditions change during the day I switch them for the trip home.

My second winter tyre is a Duro Wildlife Leopard 3" tyre. Last year I switched to this when there was a lot of snow. It has fairly good grip anyway and this year should be better as I self-studded it.The only reason I don't run it all the time is that the Kenda is such a comfortable tyre to ride and is a fair bit lighter and more nimble.

I also have a third option for this year. That is a 24" that runs a 4" Vee Mission Command tyre. I have only done a few tests runs with this but already I can see it is fantastic fun in deep snow! It is a little more effort on hard tarmac and has more rolling resistance however so I will save it for if/when the real snow arrives... but I am looking forward to it.

Here is a picture of the 26 and 24 sporting the Klondike and Mission Command respectively.



Now... to bring this back on topic, yesterday a local celebrity happened to film me as I left bakery where I picked up a croissant on the way to work. Not the most fascinating video, not least because I am a little cautious as I set off because of the smooth ice in front of me immediately after I mount and do an initial turn, but I am fine once I get into my stride.

Anyway, more because of his number of followers than any amazing skills the video hit 80,000 views in 24 hours!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B54pfxvBACY/

P.S. That is the 26" running the Kenda Klondike XT
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Old 2019-12-11, 09:45 PM   #10821
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Oh and here is another video this time from twitter of a different user who caught me the day before that

https://twitter.com/morten_lode/stat...00245442588672

Again, not super interesting but it gives you some idea that it is certainly possible to comfortably unicycle in the winter.
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Old 2019-12-11, 10:01 PM   #10822
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Hello everyone. I am new to unicycling and I was wonder how people can cycling in winter. Is it hard?
I can unicycle very comfortably in the winter.... however, in Sydney Australia, our winter temperatures would resemble some other people's summer temperatures.

Guessing that's not quite the reply you were after.
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Old 2019-12-12, 10:08 AM   #10823
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Anyway, more because of his number of followers than any amazing skills the video hit 80,000 views in 24 hours!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B54pfxvBACY/

P.S. That is the 26" running the Kenda Klondike XT
Smart, posting your link here too to get even more viewers :P. I don't think Denmark has snow yet, luckily, as I will drive there for work next week.
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Old 2019-12-12, 10:27 PM   #10824
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There are temporary decorations in a park I often ride in. The walls of these decorations are all mirrors. I used them to make a selfie while riding and the slight deformations of the mirror added a little wheel to my unicycle
Belated response I know. Anyway, what a lucky shot! The extra wheel is so slean! You could never stage this if you wanted.
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Old 2019-12-12, 10:51 PM   #10825
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the two riders on 36" who did the 82km ride this year.
Incidentally, I recently met the second rider in this pic. What a small world...
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Old 2019-12-12, 11:27 PM   #10826
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Hello everyone. I am new to unicycling and I was wonder how people can cycling in winter. Is it hard?
Ice is especially hard. I recommend starting out on soft snow; it's a lot more "user friendly".
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Old 2019-12-13, 09:48 AM   #10827
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Hi everyone. Thanks for the warm greeting. I still don't understand how you guys do it. For me, it is extremely hard and dangerous. Good luck everyone
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Old 2019-12-13, 09:29 PM   #10828
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The extra wheel is so slean!
Slean?
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Old 2019-12-13, 09:39 PM   #10829
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Slean?
Clean. As in, undistorted.

(I noticed the typo after the edit time window closed and judged it overkill to add a separate post to correct it - so thanks for asking.)
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Old 2019-12-14, 02:17 PM   #10830
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A colleague's partner captured a picture of me on the commute into work yesterday



Sadly we have had a run of warm weather and some rain so all the snow is gone.
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