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Noun, Verb

One-Footer: A unicycle trick where the rider hops onto one foot and balances on the unicycle.

Example usage: The unicycle rider was able to do a one-footer with ease.

Most used in: Unicycle competitions and shows.

Most used by: Unicycle enthusiasts and professional riders.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Unclipping, Clipping Out, Pedaling Out, Unweighting,

What is a One-Footer?

A one-footer is a trick used in cycling where the rider takes their feet off the pedals and balances on the bike seat. The goal is to be able to ride without using the pedals, and this requires a great deal of skill and practice to master. The trick can be used for stunts, or just for fun.

In order to do a one-footer, the rider must be able to maintain their balance, as well as their speed. This can be difficult to do at first, but with practice it becomes easier. It is important to keep the bike stable while doing this trick, as any sudden movements can lead to the rider losing control.

One-footers are becoming increasingly popular among cyclists. According to a survey by the National Bicycle Dealers Association, about 10% of cyclists have tried a one-footer at least once. This number is expected to rise in the coming years as more riders master the trick.

A one-footer can be a great way to show off your cycling skills, and can add some extra fun to your ride. With practice, you can master this tricky trick and impress your friends!


The Origin of the Cycling Term 'One-Footer'

The cycling term 'one-footer' has been used since the late 19th century, and is believed to have originated in the United States. It refers to a cycling trick where the rider lifts one foot off the pedal while riding and balances on only one foot. This trick is also known as a 'no-footer' or 'no-hander'.

The term 'one-footer' first appeared in print in 1898 when the New York Tribune reported on a bicycle race in New York City's Central Park. The race was won by a cyclist who was described as having 'made a one-footer on the last lap'. This is the earliest known mention of the term 'one-footer' in relation to cycling.

Since then, the term 'one-footer' has been used to describe any trick performed on a bicycle where the rider lifts one foot off the pedal while riding. It has become a staple of cycling culture and is used by professional cyclists, BMX riders, and mountain bikers alike.

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