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Old 01-11-13, 11:16 PM   #1
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"Grind House"

I'm told NO ONE over 25 does this, so I decided to prove them wrong! This is my first feature grinding video, and it was FUN! (Even with the nasty hematoma I sustained to my calf, and another to my forearm! )

The water jump at the end was scary because I was jumping off a ledge covered with slimy alage!

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I don't know how you unicyclists do it. I have enough trouble balancing two wheels (it took me to age 12 to learn). I did see a mother-daughter unicyclist team in the most recent Neptune Avenue 4th of July Parade, which is always a great neighborhood event in funky Leucadia.

Have you hear about the electric unicycle which balances fore-aft the same way the Segway does?
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Those are some great stunts!
... Thanks for sharing them...

Looking at the extraordinary level of skill involved in these stunts, it is easy to overlook the strength and conditioning that makes all of that possible. Do you have some secret that enables you to stay in such good shape?
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And the guy knows how to tune pianos too? Betcha a fat guy can't do it.
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I take too long to heal and value my nutz to much to try that sort of stuff.

But best of luck to you.
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Those are some great stunts!
... Thanks for sharing them...

Looking at the extraordinary level of skill involved in these stunts, it is easy to overlook the strength and conditioning that makes all of that possible. Do you have some secret that enables you to stay in such good shape?
Thanks. Well, I started riding at age 10, then after a year or so I went on to other things, as kids do. About 40 years later, in late 2005, I discovered that uni technology had made quantum leaps, and decided to pick up where I had left off! It's now been about 7 years since I started again, and have been riding 5-7 days a week ever since.

Mostly I do mountain unicycling (MUni) and distance riding, including centuries. Lately I've really gotten into steep hill climbing, and in 2010, became the first and so far only person to successfully climb Fargo streets 32% grade hill on a unicycle. I just really love the challenge and the uniqueness of riding one wheel, and it does get you in shape!

Since there are no gears to help climb and you can never coast, and you must make constant corrections for balance, it is a fantastic core builder. I recommend it for bikers as a great cross-training method and to augment and add variety to your weekly riding routine. I know many mtbers and road bikers who have done just that, and they love it too!

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Those are some great stunts!
... Thanks for sharing them...

Looking at the extraordinary level of skill involved in these stunts, it is easy to overlook the strength and conditioning that makes all of that possible. Do you have some secret that enables you to stay in such good shape?
Thanks for the comments guys!

To answer George, I started riding at age 10, then after a year I went on to other things, as kids do. About 40 years later, in late 2005, I discovered that uni technology had made quantum leaps, and decided to pick up where I had left off! It's now been about 7 years since I started again, and I've been riding 5-7 days a week ever since.

Mostly I do mountain unicycling (MUni) and distance riding, including centuries. Lately I've really gotten into steep hill climbing, and in 2010 I became the first and so far only person to successfully climb Fargo streets 32% grade hill on a unicycle. I guess I just really love the challenge and the uniqueness of riding one wheel, and it does get you in shape!

Since there are no gears to help climb and you can never coast, and you must make constant corrections for balance, it is a fantastic core builder. I recommend it for bikers as a great cross-training method and to augment and add variety to your weekly riding routine. I know many mtbers and road bikers who have done just that, and they love it too!

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Mostly I do mountain unicycling (MUni) and distance riding, including centuries. Lately I've really gotten into steep hill climbing, and in 2010 I became the first and so far only person to successfully climb Fargo streets 32% grade hill on a unicycle. I guess I just really love the challenge and the uniqueness of riding one wheel, and it does get you in shape!

Since there are no gears to help climb and you can never coast, ...

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Personally, I find doing a century or hill climbs on a uni even more amazing than the stunts you do on your videos -- and I find those pretty amazing!

I would say "Keep it up!' -- But I really can't wrap my brain around how you even do it at all...

The best to you!
... and please be safe!
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I'm told NO ONE over 25 does this, so I decided to prove them wrong! This is my first feature grinding video, and it was FUN! (Even with the nasty hematoma I sustained to my calf, and another to my forearm! )

The water jump at the end was scary because I was jumping off a ledge covered with slimy alage!

Quoting so I can watch the video on my eye pad...
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You're mad.
Which in my book is a rather high compliment.
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...in the vein it was intended.
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New video

A little backyard rail grind sesh, with several sized unis, including a 36er!!!

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It's good to see you having such fun with these challenges... ( I would get myself all over focused and serious about it)
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It's good to see you having such fun with these challenges... ( I would get myself all over focused and serious about it)
Yeah I really enjoy it but at the same time I do focus a lot in order to land these things. I also try to stay loose and let things flow as much as I can, especially for stuff like this:

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