My unicycling hobby: Experience after covering 1500 km in 5 years
Unlike bicycling, downhills can be harder than uphills, when unicycling, particularly if there are no brakes on the unicycle.
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I’ve now logged close to 1500 km on my unicycles (the real deal, not the electric ones ), with most of those miles being logged on asphalted bicycle paths.
Some stats about my hobby
- Riding since: 2018
- Cumulative kilometers ridden: 1489
- Number of unicycles owned: 5 (1 x 20″, 1 x 24″, 1 x 29″, 2 x 36)
- Unicycle of choice: URC Roadrunner 29-er unicycle, 808 km logged thus far.
- Longest single ride (distance) on a unicycle: 30.5 km
- Longest single ride (time) on a unicycle: 4 hrs 58 minutes.
- Highest speed on a unicycle: 17 km/h
Trivia: Unlike bicycling, downhills can be harder than uphills, when unicycling, particularly if there are no brakes on the unicycle.
A few pictures I’ve snapped while on my rides
My URC Roadrunner, which has a hydraulic disc brake. Pic taken on my 30 km ride.
The smaller Nimbus II 24″ unicycle. No brakes on this on this one. Slowing down while riding downhill can be a bit hard on the knees. The bigger the wheel, the harder to slow down without brakes.
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