I only had the chance to ride three times during my vacation over the past couple of weeks. Twice I was on a rails to trails pathway with crushed limestone leading to a dam and reservoir in SW Ontario. The unicycle was a 29" with a muni-focused knobby tire that rumbled over the asphalt to the trail, but was fine on the limestone. Today it was the 29" but with a road-focused Big Apple slick. I rode on one of my usual routes back in Minnesota.
The feeling I had today was uncertainty, the uncertainty that comes from a new wheel size, new tire style, longer cranks, but over familiar territory. I liked the feeling of extra leverage from the 150mm cranks. I don't get much extra speed from the bigger wheel because I think I'm turning it more slowly. The bouncy bounce from the Big Apple will take some getting used to, but between it and that big diameter wheel I can roll over some bumps more confidently than before. Today on the track I worked on restoring some of the balance I lost by not riding recently. One approach I used was to ride half a lap airplane style with my arms extended out like wings. The remaining half was ridden arms behind and imagining my arms still out like wings.
I have the overwhelming feeling that I've got a lot to learn.