On TOP of the World!!

During the Midnight Madness Exhibit Hall event (sales and performances throughout the exhibit hall) the Fitz Family were letting people try a 6 foot unicycle. I decided to give it a shot – now, I can ride a 3 foot ‘normal’ unicycle, but I’ve always been scared to death of the tall ones! I decided not to tell them I could ride a little one out of fear that they would let go and push me to ride the tall one solo and I’d crash and make a fool out of myself…. they helped me on…

they led me for about ten feet and then something snapped… no, not the unicycle! I just could tell I could do this, I let go of them and took off!

It was a blast! I was flying through the exhibit hall motioning for people to get out of the way, as I’d never done this before!

I looped the entire huge exhibit hall before I realized I didn’t know how to get OFF this thing!

After a full lap, I headed back around one more time so I could cut down the Laflin’s row and say hi to them – finally back in this end row that wasn’t packed with people, I leaned back and let the unicycle roll in front and dropped to my feet. Then a funny (and painful) thing happened. I got off fine, but then collapsed! My legs started trembling and I couldn’t walk for at least a minute, and then wobbly for the next 20 minutes – Mr. Fitz said I used a lot of muscles not usually used and they were fatigued. He was very nice, its more likely I’m out of shape and a wimp! My legs are still hurting two days later, BUT I’m buying me a 6 foot unicycle ASAP!

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Karl Bastian is the founder of Kidology.org, the creator of ToyboxTales.com, and the author of OrderoftheAncient.com. His personal website is Kidologist.com He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. When you whizzzzzed by us, we thought you already knew how to ride one! Way to go!

  2. when i whizzed by you, I was sure I was going to CRASH!!! :)

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