Thursday, March 09, 2006

Here is my Birthday Surprise Gift!


Wow! It has been over 30 years since I've ridden a unicycle and I was surprised that I can still ride one (although I have to relearn how to get on it without any help). I took it out for a spin in the neighborhood and after 20 minutes my quadriceps were burning, I was sweating, and my heart rate was pumping. My legs were more stressed out from riding 20 minutes on the unicycle than they were from the 7 mile tempo run (which included 4 miles at 6:22 pace) I did earlier in the day. Maybe riding a unicycle will help to improve my biking strength. Either way I am looking forward to relearning all the skills I had way back when and enjoy all the attention you get while riding. This was the kind of attention I got while out riding; a neighbor came out their front door to wave and watch me go by, a car pulls up to me and a passenger asks is it hard to ride? I said it's a good workout. Kids out playing in yard yell cool, way cool!

Watch these guys ride!!
Maybe one day you'll see me

5 comments:

Curly Su said...

wow--that's awesome! you'll have to bring it to the track next week. :)

Flatman said...

Mow THAT is a cool birthday present....

Have fun!

TriSaraTops said...

Soooooooooo fun!!! Nice picture!!! :) Nice track workout, too! Now the question is, can you ride a unicycle barefoot? hee hee

qcmier said...

Okay, now you have to try riding the unicycle on the treadmill.

Cliff said...

Papa,

have you consider doing a tri on that :)...

Thanks for yoru comment in my blog. My shoes are the lowest price out there :). I wish i can get some high price ones. It still doesn't have that support fit yet. I will go to the gym tomorrow to give it a try one more time.

If not, i will switch to a different one.