Sioux Falls, SD TACS Manager Duaine Hillstad draws plenty of attention from fellow commuters during his trip to work.
Every other day, until the snow piles up, Hillstad makes the five-mile trip on a unicycle that his daughters gave him as a Father’s Day gag gift six years ago. He took up their challenge to stay upright and, after a couple of summers of bumps and bruises, progressed to the point where he was ready to take on the 50-minute commute.
"Just learning the skill is the toughest part," he says. "But once your mind figures it out things go pretty smoothly."
He’s progressed now to the point where he also bounces a tennis ball while he rides to keep his hands occupied. The trick isn’t lost on other commuters, who cheer, clap and occasionally take his picture.
And on the days he rides his unicycle, Hillstad never has to fight other employees for a parking spot.
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