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Best of the Fest “How To” Samples

How to Ride a Unicycle

  • Stand behind the unicycle, not on the side of it like a bike.
  • Put the saddle between your legs and, with the pedal for your dominant foot in the 9 o’clock position, step onto the unicycle as if you were climbing stairs.
  • As the unicycle moves underneath you, put the other foot on the pedal. Hold a wall or fence for support.
  • When both feet are on the pedals, try to get a feel for the unicycle by rocking back and forth; stand up and sit down.
  • It’s going to feel weird at first, but the longer you spend on it, the easier it will be.
  • Once you get on, you have to go for it: Lean forward and start pedaling. Though it may feel strange, the trick is to keep pedaling.
  • Turning: Take your cross-body arm and point it in the direction you want to go. After you get used to this, you will turn without the use of your arms.
  • Reverse: Going backwards is tricky. However, it will slowly come after you master going forward.

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How to Avoid Sea Sickness

  • Leading up to your cruise or boat ride, eat “safe” foods that you know your body can handle. Avoid spicy, acidic and fatty foods.
  • Understand that seasickness is the result of being out of balance.
  • Continually glance at the horizon keeping it in sight, but not staring at it. As your body adjusts to movements, use the horizon as a point of reference.
  • Stay out of the sunlight and sip water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid reading, looking through binoculars or cameras for extensive lengths of time. This tends to affect the brain negatively and make your symptoms worse.
  • If you do happen to get seasick, remember you aren’t the first nor the last. If you do feel the urge to get sick, ask a crew member for help or find the nearest trash can. (Don’t try to hold it in.)

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