Learning to ride....

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by nxixcxk, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. nxixcxk

    nxixcxk Guest

    I just bout a uni and have a few questions on how to mount/ride.

    1. When mounting, is it a good idea to have both hands on the front of
    the seat to protect my nuts? If I don't...everytime I try to mount it
    feels like I get kicked in the nuts.

    2. So far I have been keeping both hands on the front of the seat while
    somewhat holding my body weight off (to alleviate stress on my nuts), is
    this a good idea?

    3. Should I remove my hands from the seat when I try to take my first

    Thanks for any suggestions...after 3 hours of practicing... I have a
    stomach ache, since the nerves that innervate the nuts go right up into
    the belly :( .

    Oh and also, I'm not using a wall or any support device to start...would
    I learn quicker if I used some sort of support device as oppose to
    simply freestyling it?

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  2. Denali

    Denali Guest

    I just push them out in the front just before I mount. Wearing tight
    shorts helps in keeping them out of the way...

    I think if you are a beginner it would be useful if you spread your arms
    out to aid balance instead of your hands on the saddle.And a support
    device is better initially, as it helps you get used to pedaling for a
    longer distance (compared to just freestyling it) and helps you ride in
    a straight line once you get the hang of riding( pedaling a few
    revolutions)...Once you can do that, let go of the wall opr fence or
    whatver you were holding on do...

    You can search for previous threads on similar issues..

    P.S.- If you use a support system you can mount and then get your nuts
    out of the way and continue practising until your nuts automatically get
    out of the way<<<I don't know how that works but I don't "adjust" as
    much as I used to when I started out..

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  3. GILD

    GILD Guest

    get some cycling shorts
    they help to keep them out the way for long periods of time

    u can learn without using any kind of support
    i suspect it might take a bit longer tho
    if u do want to use support, use it to get used to the smoothly
    rotational way u have to pedal in order to be able to ride the uni
    make sure u keep all your wight on the seat

    let us know how u get on

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  4. habbywall

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    try doing the static mount first it is easier in my mind, also you
    should hold onto something it will help you learn. you should also learn
    the technique where your just turn your uni when your about to fall
    cause it is helpful now and when you can ride if your about too fall
    but the static mount is the easiest but i would recommend holding onto
    something to mount and learn to mount after you can already ride.
    and you dont have to get bike shorts get pull up all your "parts" then
    get on the seat


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  6. ksanunis

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