Report (and photos): Unicycle Noobs

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
unicyclists

Eddie Skaug was a beginner
at last year’s clinic;
this year he rode with only a few wobbles.
(Photos © Elly Blue)

On the waterfront tonight, in a light drizzle, you could see a dozen people at a time mounted atop unicycles, in various stages between scooting around expertly and clinging to the railing for dear life.

Unicycling is harder than it looks, and in unexpected ways, as I found out when, with some patient advice from another beginner, I gave it a try. Just staying upright uses every leg muscle you have, and it takes a while to relax enough to stop wobbling. And that’s just basic balance — pedaling is altogether a more terrifying proposition.

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