Recently I've felt like a skateboarder. I've been trying to ride down curbs and over bumpier than normal terrain. When I pitch off, I find myself retracing my path and trying it again, just like skateboarders who try tricks over and over again with the hope of maybe doing it right just once.
Yesterday near the end of my ride I was going around a grounds cart that was parked in the path right near the display and trial garden. Going round the cart meant heading off the dirt track on over onto some short turf with dips and peaks of unknown depth and height. I pitched off and retraced my steps to try again.
But as I was ready to remount and run through that area again I heard a couple of former students who work in the garden call out and come over to see the unicycle. "I really want to see how you get on that thing", one of them said.
Of course, with an audience, it took me three tries to get up and going. Sheesh. Of all times to botch my mounts. But at least I was able to successfully get around that cart and through the grass.