And Now…My Unicycle Falling Act!
For a while, it looked like the end of my unicycling “career” . . . both bones in my forearm were shattered from a freak accident involving me, my unicycle, and a hidden dip in the asphalt on the Atlanta Beltline Trail.
I had a broken arm.
For over 4 years, since 2010, I had ridden over 4000 miles to help raise money for the Himalayan Children’s Charities, (a non-profit foundation helping to support Nepalese orphans . . . and now is involved with raising money for the massive earthquake relief effort there in Kathmandu) and had sustained little more than bruises and scrapes. My luck ended Wednesday around noon when I took a nasty spill over something I never saw coming.
After a nice 3-day vacation at Grady Hospital in Atlanta (they were great), I came home with a cast and two steel clips holding my arm together. Now all I have to worry about is setting off metal detectors at the airport…
Then I Remembered…
I was scheduled to give a Unicycling demonstration and lesson on Saturday to a group of folks gathered at the Laughter Yoga Conference . . . oh my!! Fortunately, I had already arranged for 3 other excellent uni riders – Danielle, Drew, and Merritt – to help me at the conference, but still hoped to ride some myself. So, after a brief introduction and shouts of encouragement, I “got back on my horse” and rode that baby!
OK… it was only for 10 feet,but still I’m encouraged to do more when the cast comes off!! If you like the video below, please give to the earthquake victims in Nepal. They need it more than I do! Unicyclist Danielle Ross took this clip, and I’ll soon feature this one and many more on my Unicycle Charity site, so check it out.