Category Archives: Unicycling

Commute Challenge 2018

I’ll bet I had more fun commuting during September 2018 than you did. In April 2017 I gave myself the challenge of commuting to work using a different method every workday for a month – twenty ways in twenty days! … Continue reading

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Seattle to Portland on a Unicycle

This was originally written in the summer of 2005. I’m reposting it here to get all my writing in one place. For more information on long-distance and high-speed unicycling go to the unicycle section of my blog, available here. The … Continue reading

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Vestibular Dysfunction, or, How I Went Half Deaf

Two weeks ago I had a severe inner-ear episode, presumed to be an infection. One moment I was 100% healthy and then, ten minutes later, I was deaf in one ear, with severe vertigo. The word ‘vertigo’ doesn’t quite capture … Continue reading

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Riding Fast on One Wheel–Ignite Talk

Last month I gave a talk at Ignite Seattle on how to ride fast on one wheel – high-speed unicycling. I talked about why unicycles are inherently slow, and how to use big wheels and specialized gearing systems to make … Continue reading

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Geared Unicycle Engineering Challenges

I own three geared unicycles that use three different designs. One is a “mass-produced” commercial design and the other two are one-off custom designs. One risk with buying a custom built geared unicycle is that it may not have gone … Continue reading

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Riding Faster on One Wheel: Geared Unicycles

Traditionally there have been just two ways to increase your speed on a unicycle: you could get a bigger wheel, or you could pedal faster. Now there is a third option.

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