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Old 2011-04-18, 03:45 PM   #46
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Thanks krjames!

I ALREADY don't like my seat!
In fact, I have added my own padding in a desperate attempt to relieve the pain!

What's the best seat out there for women riders?
I surely would like some comfortable padding in the right places!!

Thanks!
Try this post for info.


http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...t=seats+female
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Old 2011-04-19, 05:06 PM   #47
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Old 2011-04-19, 07:12 PM   #48
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As my horse riding instructor used to say "If you look at the ground that's where you'll end up!"
A warning now, do remember that advice for when you come back here to ask us about learning to turn.

It starts with looking in the direction you want to turn, SLIGHTLY increasing the pressure of the down-pedal on the side you wish to turn to, and the rest is a simple flick of the hips.

But it starts with where you're looking.

Good advice that.
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Old 2011-04-20, 01:59 AM   #49
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Excellent GILD! Thanks for that connection!
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Old 2011-04-20, 06:23 PM   #50
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Dave (GILD), I've been riding for eight years and I still don't know how I turn. I do it, of course. I just don't know how it works.

Looking alone does not initiate a turn. Thank God for that! Because I like to look around and enjoy the scenery as I ride. But looking with the desire to turn somehow initiates a process. And yes, it has to do with pedal pressure, hips, and also leaning. The leaning is optional, I think, but is the key to a smooth, graceful, sweeping turn. A lean causes the tire to contact the road differently. Pedals and hips are all you need, though. But I still don't fully understand how it works, LOL. (i.e., sit in a swivel chair with your feet up off the floor -- now swivel your hips -- you do not turn!)
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Old 2011-04-20, 09:24 PM   #51
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A warning now, do remember that advice for when you come back here to ask us about learning to turn.

It starts with looking in the direction you want to turn, SLIGHTLY increasing the pressure of the down-pedal on the side you wish to turn to, and the rest is a simple flick of the hips.

But it starts with where you're looking.

Good advice that.
Hehe, I figured as much, though I still haven't quite mastered it. You know the more I learn the more I think that riding a unicycle has more in common with riding a horse than riding a bicycle!
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Hehe, I figured as much, though I still haven't quite mastered it. You know the more I learn the more I think that riding a unicycle has more in common with riding a horse than riding a bicycle!
You steer a unicycle like a horse?

Yah you steer a unicycle like a horse!

Now that I think about it that is a very good analogy (assuming that the horse is trained to be steered by your knees, as all good horses are)

If you add in a handle it is sort of like reigns.
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Old 2011-04-20, 10:38 PM   #53
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Most of the horses I've ridden (obviously being a UK rider I'm riding english, specifically dressage usually) have been trained to respond to weight, and shifting your weight starts with looking in the right place

But then I seem to find a way to always draw a parallel between horse riding and every other activity I do lol
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Old 2011-04-21, 05:54 AM   #54
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Dave (GILD), I've been riding for eight years and I still don't know how I turn. I do it, of course. I just don't know how it works.
The single finest description of learning how to turn was posted on this site.
Sadly I cannot remember the poster, else I would credit him/her.
Basically the advice was:

"Ride straight at a wall.
Don't hit it.
Now do whatever you did to not hit the wall again and you've learnt how to turn."

I think Occam likes that.

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(i.e., sit in a swivel chair with your feet up off the floor -- now swivel your hips -- you do not turn!)
Yeah, maybe, but how many wheels on a swivel chair?

Bad example Uni57, bad example.

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Hehe, I figured as much, though I still haven't quite mastered it. You know the more I learn the more I think that riding a unicycle has more in common with riding a horse than riding a bicycle!
Aye, especially the "keep your weight on the seat/saddle" bit


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But then I seem to find a way to always draw a parallel between horse riding and every other activity I do
Oh, you're going to fit right in.

PS: Might be time to bump THIS THREAD again.

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Old 2011-04-21, 10:26 AM   #55
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PS: Might be time to bump THIS THREAD again.
What does that mean?
I love this thread!!! Please keep it going.
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Old 2011-04-21, 10:30 AM   #56
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What does that mean?
I love this thread!!! Please keep it going.
It just means that we now have a uni-rider who is also a dressage rider so it might be a good time to draw attention back to my suggestion of "unicycle dressage".

It doesn't have anything to do with the continuation of this thread, just a brief little tangent.
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Ooops!

Actually, I got confused and thought I was responding on the Learning Journal in that last post when I asked the "stupid question" and said to keep the post going.

However, I have gotten a whole lot out of this post as well...
...so what does it mean to bump the post?
Guess I may have to start another post with an updated question.

Sorry for the confusion!
Thanks for all the great help!!

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Thanks GILD.
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It just means that we now have a uni-rider who is also a dressage rider so it might be a good time to draw attention back to my suggestion of "unicycle dressage".

It doesn't have anything to do with the continuation of this thread, just a brief little tangent.
It looks like a cool idea but I agree with the other posters in that it is possibly for more beginners like myself, I think more advanced unicyclists are probably happier with freestyle.
Unicycle jousting is fun though
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...so what does it mean to bump the post?
Threads will stay active for about a month. If you look at the bottom of the threads listing, where it says "New Thread" on the left, over to the right is a pages listing. Right now there are four pages of threads, and the last one is March 25th, so about a month. When no one posts in that thread for a month, they fall off the active list, and you basically have to remember a particular thread, or search for a key word to bring up an archived thread. You can also be subscribed to a thread that is archived, and keep it "alive" for yourself.

To bring a thread current, you just have to post a new reply. Sometimes, just the word "bump" is used in the reply. It bumps the post back to the top of the first page, and shows you have an interest in keeping the discussion alive.
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