Growing up, I don't remember there being a kid in my neighborhood who rode a unicycle when we all went bike riding.
I think that would have been cool if there had been one though and he or she was really cocky about it and was always challenging the other kids who had a 2 wheeled bike(a bicycle) to a race and called them suckers.
I have a feeling that if someone's unicycle interest began early in life
like at the age of 4 or 5,
it would play out like Ralphie's story in the movie "A Christmas Story".
The kid would always talk about wanting a unicycle for a gift but rather than everyone saying that he or she would "shoot an eye out",
they would say,
That's not safe. You might fall over and die.