Saturday, May 9, 2009

11 unicycle hovers, new personal best

11 ain't much, but it's more than I've done before. I hit this height last night. I'm counting each forward or back move. I thought about counting each pair of moves, but more increments/higher numbers is more motivating.   More importantly, I'm starting to feel like I can control the motion.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Unicycle hovering magically improved by biking

I was practicing hovering on my unicycle last week, and it seemed like I was suddenly a lot better than I used to be, without having actually practiced any. I'm crediting lots of biking for this. Hovering takes a lot of muscle.

Of course I intend to learn to juggle while hovering. I hadn't thought about it, but someone at a TJS meeting told me it was much harder than juggling while moving forward. Stands to reason; you're changing direction constantly. And he was right: I can't manage it at all yet, though I can't hover for very long yet, either. Nonetheless, this is encouraging progress.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Been going to juggle club more often, so...

I thought I'd go ahead and mention the Texas Juggling Society here, for anyone who bumps into my page before they find the TJS page.

TJS, I often say, is the least formal organization I'm involved in. After you do some volunteer work with PTA or a professional organization or scouting, hooking up with a group where you can just show up to events now and then, and there are no dues, is fantastic.

Show Calendar

Augsust 22, 2010...opening for the Penfold Theatre's Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Wheels of Wonderland

The Austin Bike Zoo and some UT folks are combining with the Texas Juggling Society to put on an "Alice in Wonderland With Bikes And Unicycles and Juggling" show this month, with four showings at various parks around town. I'm going to be unicycling and juggling knives. And carrots. They really seem to want the carrots.

The first show is tomorrow, May 2, at 6pm, at 91 Red River.
Then 5/3/09 at 6pm at Republic Square Park.
The following weekend, 5/9/09 at 11:30 am at the Toney Berger Center.
and 5/10/09 at 6pm at Republic Square Park.