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Old 2017-08-28, 09:03 PM   #1
Quax1974
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Two new unicyclists show their progress

Hi All,

thought you'd might like to see some beginners in between all these awesome videos.

We've been practicing for a little while now and today we recorded some rides during our practice session.

Didn't go too wel for me (very stiff today) but the oldest daughter made a lot of progress with the handrail method.

The oldest daughter:
https://youtu.be/YlTGNhIarg8

Both of us:
https://youtu.be/7OLgPuAVRzQ

Tips and laughs are welcome
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Old 2017-08-29, 02:22 AM   #2
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Wow, doing great! That location looks like an awesome place to learn how to ride - the hand rail seems to be a great height. In no time you'll be steering away from it and riding all over that court.

Thanks for sharing your videos.
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Old 2017-08-29, 06:00 AM   #3
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Hi All,

thought you'd might like to see some beginners in between all these awesome videos.

We've been practicing for a little while now and today we recorded some rides during our practice session.

Didn't go too wel for me (very stiff today) but the oldest daughter made a lot of progress with the handrail method.

The oldest daughter:
https://youtu.be/YlTGNhIarg8

Both of us:
https://youtu.be/7OLgPuAVRzQ

Tips and laughs are welcome
Congrats to you both. Be glad when I'm riding that smoothly
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Old 2017-09-13, 04:56 AM   #4
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Rail that is "hip height" is best for learning

Good job and nice video.
I see that the rail you are using is about the ideal height.

I think I have explain this before, but is always worth repeating.
(Somebody should have told me when I started...but...nahhh)

When a fence or rail is too high, then it helps too much.
However, the lower the rail the "less help" is better.
It allows upper body freedom/twisting and also lower body the freedom to twist/learn.

Something like a tennis court net or about 4 ft above ground is perfect.
As, long as your arms are extended or slightly bent this "takes away" leverage.
You don't need that as you practice and get better. keep on.
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Old 2017-09-14, 08:04 AM   #5
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Hi Slamdance,

thank you for your feedback.
Riding is becoming much smoother now and arms are starting to relax / hang down.

I can keep one hand against the front of the seat but actually holding the seat for prolonged time is a skill stil to be learned.
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Old 2017-09-14, 08:51 PM   #6
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And here's a tiny bit of footage of the youngest daughter.
Unfortunately the camera battery was empty so I could only shoot very short clips and then the camera would shut off.

https://youtu.be/q7_IHT1JY4A
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Old 2017-09-18, 09:05 PM   #7
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Smile Update 2017-09-16

We practiced a bit more over the weekend, here's where the kids are at:

https://youtu.be/JYtvZZOsevU

https://youtu.be/Ka0fcjH81u8

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Old 2017-09-19, 03:32 AM   #8
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Nice progress. =) Some great spots to ride.
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Old 2017-09-21, 03:16 AM   #9
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Well done!
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Old 2017-10-01, 09:37 PM   #10
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No new video this weekend but both girls got in some more practice.

The youngest one tried free mounting for about 30 times today and stuck one clean one and a couple that came pretty close.

They're getting more and more comfortable, now all we need is more time on the saddle
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Old 2017-10-07, 07:28 PM   #11
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Progress report 2017-10-07

We got somemore practice time today!
Tomorrow we're meeting with Yow at Gaasbeek castle for some more practice.

https://youtu.be/Fh4zkrXq_jU
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Old 2017-10-24, 09:55 PM   #12
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Update:

The youngest daughter has another video on her own channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTA5fILFbyI


Dad practised some more Muni tonight.
Small breaktrough: I made it past two bumps in the muddy section
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08ygaRemEY

This Muni thing might take a few months to master.
Switched to more (=very) sturdy shoes, this took a little getting used too.
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