Unicycling Skill Levels

How are Erik and his friends doing? [last updated 20020315]

I'm Erik.

Shomari is my brother. He rode for the first time 20010819, and for the second time on 20010822. On his second time (probably at about the 1 hour mark) he was hopping over 80 times while switching hands, doing 360s in 2 hops, hopping up on steps and back down and riding for about 30 meters. I gave him my 26" Pashley so that he could get even better (and so I could get the Hunter!).

Darrell is my bud who started to ride soon after I did. Darrell and I recorded ourselves for the first time riding 20010821.

Erica is my friend who's still borrowing my first 20". Both Erica and Darrell can get level 2 if they just take the wheel out and ride it!

Skills come from http://www.unicycling.org/usa/, not to be confused with alternate levels.

Skill table:

Erik Darrell Erica Shomari Skills
20010401 20010515 20010501 20010819 Started to uni
20010424 20010624 20010909 20010901 LEVEL 1
20010424 20010608 20010909 20010901 mount unicycle unassisted
20010410 20010624 20010601 20010901 ride 50 meters
20010406 mule-kickin' 20010525 20010822 dismount gracefully with unicycle in front
20010505 20010908 LEVEL 2
20010427 20010608 20010909 20010901 mount with left foot
20010424 20010901 20010902 mount with right foot
20010414 20010815 20010715 20010908 ride 10 meters between two parallel lines 30 cm apart
20010501 20010908 ride a figure eight with circle diameters smaller than 3 meters
20010505 20010905 20010909 20010906 ride down a 15 cm vertical drop
20010430 20010805 20010710 20010906 make a 90 degree turn to the left inside a 1 meter circle
20010430 20010805 20010710 20010906 make a 90 degree turn to the right inside a 1 meter circle
20010627 LEVEL 3
20010508 20010908 demonstrate 3 types of mounts
20010503 ride a figure eight with circle diameters smaller than 1.5 meters
20010515 20010826 20020312 come to a stop, pedal half a revolution backward and continue forward
20010420 ride with the stomach on the seat for 10 meters
20010502 20010908 make a 180 degree turn to the left within a 1 meter circle
20010502 20010908 make a 180 degree turn to the right within a 1 meter circle
20010610 20010820 20010822 hop 5 times
20010627 20010822 ride or hop over a 10 x 10 cm. obstacle
LEVEL 4
20010814 demonstrate 4 types of mounts
20010726 ride backward for 10 meters
20010905 (a few cranks) ride one footed for 10 meters
20010717 idle with left foot down 25 times
20010715 idle with right foot down 25 times
ride with seat out in front for 10 meters
20010905 ride with the seat out in back for 10 meters
20010710 make a 360 degree turn to the left inside a 1 meter circle
20010710 make a 360 degree turn to the right inside a 1 meter circle
LEVEL 5
demonstrate 5 types of mounts
20010805 ride backward in a circle
ride one footed in a figure eight
20010905 idle one footed with the left foot 25 times
20010816 idle one footed with the right foot 25 times
ride with seat out in front in a circle
20010905 ride with the seat out in back in a circle
ride with the seat on the side in a circle
20010618 20010828 hop-twist 90 degrees to the left
20010618 20010828 hop-twist 90 degrees to the right
walk the wheel for 10 meters
LEVEL 6
demonstrate 6 types of mounts
20010815 ride backward in a figure eight
ride with the seat out in front in a figure eight
20010905 ride with the seat out in back in a figure eight
ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 meters
20010826 (not from riding) hop standing on wheel 5 times
ride with the seat on the side in a circle to the left
ride with the seat on the side in a circle to the right
ride one footed with the left foot for 10 meters
ride one footed with the right foot for 10 meters
backspin
frontspin
spin
LEVEL 7
demonstrate 7 types of mounts
ride backward with the seat out in front in a circle
ride one footed with the left foot in a circle
ride one footed with the right foot in a circle
walk the wheel in a circle
walk the wheel one footed for 10 meters
20010819 20010902 hop-twist 180 degrees to the left
20010819 20010902 hop-twist 180 degrees to the right
ride backward with the seat out in back for 10 meters
20010908 spin to the left
20010908 spin to the right
LEVEL 8
demonstrate 8 types of mounts
ride one footed with the left foot in a figure eight
ride one footed with the right foot in a figure eight
walk the wheel in a figure eight
walk the wheel one footed in a circle
ride backward one footed for 10 meters
glide for 10 meters
hand wheel walk for 10 meters
if push off stationary object pirouette
backward spin
LEVEL 9
demonstrate 9 types of mounts
walk the wheel one footed in a figure eight
ride backward one footed in a circle
ride backward with the seat out in front in a figure eight
ride backward with the seat out in back in a circle
walk the wheel one footed with the left foot for 10 meters
walk the wheel one footed with the right foot for 10 meters
walk the wheel backward for 10 meters
drag seat in front for 10 meters
drag seat in back for 10 meters
ride backward one footed with the left foot for 10 meters
ride backward one footed with the right foot for 10 meters
one footed with the seat out in front for 10 meters
backward pirouette
LEVEL 10
demonstrate 10 types of mounts
ride backward with the seat out in back in a figure eight
ride backward one footed in a figure eight
walk the wheel one footed with the left foot in a circle
walk the wheel one footed with the right foot in a circle
walk the wheel backward in a circle
180 uni spin
sideways wheel walk for 10 meters
coast for 10 meters
side ride for 10 meters
walk the wheel one footed backward for 10 meters

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