Corvin on the giraffe unicycle – 3/21/2020

We purchased a giraffe unicycle that is 5 feet high. It got the needed repairs and was ready to ride, but we wanted to wait till Corvin was out of his sports seasons to ensure if he got hurt it didn’t interfere.

You’re unlikely to see video of him solo mounting this unicycle as its significantly harder than a normal unicycle! I have to help him get up. However, once he is up, its easy and he is riding like normal.

 

October – 2019

Corvin had his birthday and wanted to meet friends out for dinner. Several Cross Country members came out to Malone’s to eat with him.

Here is Corvin on his first attempt of our 5′ giraffe unicycle.

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Another Unicycle – 10/9/2019

I just want to come clean, I own 6 unicycles. All of various sizes. But Corvin and I are addicts. So we fell to temptation and purchased another unicycle. But this one is different from all the others. Its a 5′ giraffe (tall, and requires a chain drive). We only needed to drive a 6 plus hour round trip into Illinois to pick it up. I would say it was cheap, but it required repairs from The Hub Bicycle Shop. We won’t talk price, but it was still cheaper (if you don’t include gas for the drive) than a new one.

To  help you understand the size, the one of the left is a UDC Titan with a 32″ wheel. The one on the right is the new giraffe. Stay tuned for posts about success riding or hospital visits 🙂

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River City Unicycle – 9/15/2019

I had a nice late morning unicycle ride down the River Des Peres trail to River City Casino. There has been some flooding issues during the year and it was plain to see. Lucky for me, the water was down as I was on the wrong side!

I ended up going under the bridge that goes to the River City Casino and found a snake that wanted nothing to do with me. I rolled the unicycle up near it for size reference (its a 32″ wheel).

I couldn’t get past the railroad tracks.

This lead me to go back on top of the bridge to ride to the casino.

I wanted to ride longer, but I was getting tired and wanted to get back home to the family. Its a ride I’ll do again!

Hogan Haake

 

Webster Groves 4th of July Parade – 7/4/2019

Danelle is on the Webster Groves Sustainability Commission. They had a shared parade float and were walking with a small float. Danelle asked if the family could come along and they said yes. I’m not one to pass up a parade and an excuse to ride a unicycle in it. Corvin and I both got the unicycles out. Just to make sure I was up to it, I scouted the parade on the first. Lots of chairs were already out claiming space!

Since we were riding the parade, we only got one selfie before the riding started. I made a huge number of loops around the parade float, constantly circling so I didn’t go slow enough to dismount. We rode as close as we dared to the sides and got high fives from the kids as we rode by.

I’ve got some ideas for next year if we get the opportunity to do it again. The people organizing the float liked us as we were a big attention grab!

Hogan Haake