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Old 2006-07-12, 04:42 PM   #16
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when i first started i was so mad to realize i kept going to my left (which meant i'd go off my driveway and onto my lawn). suddenly i realized the driveway was slanted so i started to go on tarred roads and such. took me forever to learn to go right but don't worry. keep trying and you'll get it. i know that sounds so cliche and frustrating but it's true.
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Old 2006-07-12, 08:05 PM   #17
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Trust me, I will keep trying!
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Old 2006-07-13, 06:01 AM   #18
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And please keep us updated with your progress.

And when you're ready to buy that next unicycle and need some advice (or just to chat to people who understand that you need to buy it), we'll be right here.
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Old 2006-07-13, 03:52 PM   #19
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Last night I was able to make some pretty feeble right-hand turns, and it took some effort. The lefts are still very easy, but I can go fairly straight now. I'll have to work on it some more. I tried free mounts for a while, but keep getting stuck at the balance point, and can't get started moving forward, and wind up tipping to the side. Oh well, I guess I can't complain, after spending only about 4 hours total on unicycling.
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Old 2006-07-14, 05:34 AM   #20
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Yeah, you're definately ahead of the curve.
Which freemount are you trying?
The 'RollBack Mount' or the 'Static Mount'?
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Old 2006-07-18, 03:48 PM   #21
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I found an area that had more level pavement, and was able to ride straight, then started working on right turns, although the lefts are still much easier. Wierd, eh?

I managed to do several free mounts last night, and what worked for me was to start with the left pedal at 8 o'clock, and push off with the right while jumping up on the seat. That bit of momentum really helps!
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Old 2006-07-18, 04:09 PM   #22
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Nice progress.
Keep working on those freemounts.
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Old 2006-07-25, 08:56 PM   #23
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A little update. I can now freemount just about every other try! I'm getting the turning figured out, but am now having more trouble turning left than right. I'll take that as a good sign...
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Old 2006-07-26, 06:55 AM   #24
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Yeah, and a sign that it's time to start practising riding in a figure of 8.
It's an irritation but well worth it.
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Old 2006-08-01, 08:24 PM   #25
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That sounds like good advice! Thanks Gild! Now I just wish I could ride more than one evening per week!
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Old 2006-08-02, 12:23 PM   #26
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Sounds like you're on quite a hectic schedule.
What keeps you so busy?
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Old 2006-08-02, 03:41 PM   #27
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Let's see, work, family, motorbike racing, garden work, house maintenance, firewood...

Up here, we have to cram a lot of activity into the short summer months. But, we can ride a uni at midnight and not need lights!
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Old 2006-08-02, 03:54 PM   #28
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Every dark cloud, hey?
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Old 2006-08-02, 03:59 PM   #29
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We should start doing all our angles in radians.

"if you want to turn right just turn (3 x pi)/2 left"
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Old 2006-08-03, 06:45 AM   #30
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I usually go counter clock wise in circles becuase I can't turn right very easy
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