... random thoughts , unicycle
fri 2005-feb-25 14:29:26 pst
Yesterday I switched back to my non-mountain unicycle. And man, those
short cranks are weird! It feels like I'm riding a little toy
unicycle with tiny little cranks. First time I got on it, my foot
flew right off the pedal because it was trying to trace out a much
larger circle. The rest of the day, every time I got on, it felt
weird. I've been riding that Miyata for 12 years (and a similar
Miyata for another 6 years or so before that), and after just a week
and a half (including a 16-mile ride, granted) on a big fancy muni,
the Miyata is already strange and unfamiliar.
Oh, and the other thing I forgot to mention about Seth's muni is the
KH seat! When I first started riding the KH24, I immediately fell in
love with the seat. And indeed, going back to my Miyata yesterday, it
felt like I was sitting on a metal plate. I guess the 12-year-old
foam isn't very squishy any more, but even brand new, I don't think
the Miyata seat holds a candle to the KH. If I'm going to continue
riding the 20-inch, I'll definitely need to see if I can get a KH seat
for it. The problem, I suspect, will be getting one on a seat post of
the right size for the Miyata.
I definitely still like the smaller wheel. For one thing, I noticed
the extra maneuverability several times during the day (for example,
tight turns that I was able to make more easily than I'd been able to
on the muni). And easily getting up to high RPMs sure is fun.