I was picking up one of my kids at a local university last week and as I was waiting outside the dorm for the first load of clothes, three guys went past my car . Two were walking, but one was on his unicycle. The three approached the curb and without a second thought the guy on the unicycle got close to the curb, took a few bunny hops, then jumped up on the curb, hopped a few more times, jumped back down this time with a 180 twist, then back up and off he went with his pals. Sheesh. What got me was that it was effortless. His friends never batted an eye and their conversation never stopped. Great to see.
Today I rode the Gateway for the first time this spring. I changed out of the snow tire back to the Big Apple with its road tread. The horse paths along the paved trail were too wet today for much riding. I rode them a bit, but where it was muddy I thought I was doing some damage by making ruts, so I mostly stayed on the pavement. I realize I need to learn how to get up off the saddle and really pump the legs up steep hills, so on the few hills I came to on this ride I practiced holding the nose of the seat, standing up and pumping a bit harder than usual.