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Old 09-12-09, 01:45 PM   #1
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Mountain Unicycling

So I met this guy on the trail today just cruising along, not seeming to have any problems. It was so weird I damn near crashed I was so distracted. Has anyone ever seen anything like this?
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Old 09-12-09, 02:34 PM   #2
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was he wearing a clown helmet and protective red nose piece?
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Kind of. His helmet said "Not 2 tired". Bad puns make me grown.
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Old 09-12-09, 05:45 PM   #5
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I saw a guy on a suspension unicycle couple weekends ago at Fullerton Loop.
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Youtube. Kris Holm. Nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uPznTbus3g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtJZVHkhm-M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41TF_PTaWiE
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Old 09-12-09, 10:23 PM   #7
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Seriously... what's up? -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UWcWpgEVZ0
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Man... you don't even need cranks and pedals. Just pegs, fork, stem and bars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLUXPSp-ZZg

Dion Rides an unbike, too. We were building and riding unbikes back in 1991. This pic was from this year.

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low pressure in that uni. does he tape his balls to his stomach for that stuff?
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low pressure in that uni. does he tape his balls to his stomach for that stuff?

There's a kid who rides his uni in our flatland jams. He does kick flips and stuff.

They all run that low air pressure, probably easier to balance when landing.
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There's nothing graceful about the uni. You've always got that arm flailing about, 1:1 fixie, and most of these dillweeds doing flip tricks land and don't keep it rolling right away.

Kris Holm is a heck'uv'a lot smoother than these other dudes posted. When he lands...he doesn't stop for a msec to regain his balance or composure...he rolls the trick.

Urban MTB, street 20", flatland, DJ, DH, FR, street sk8ing...all these things can appear to be graceful and artful wen done well.

The uni will always appear oafish and clumsy. Very difficult, I totally respect that. But clumsy.
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Mountain unicycling is the craziest thing a man could do on one wheel.
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Old 09-13-09, 08:51 AM   #13
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The uni will always appear oafish and clumsy. Very difficult, I totally respect that. But clumsy.
Yeah. I had a unicycle for a uni-second. I SUCKED at it... I thought I'd be able to just hop on no problemo since I can ride flatland, but it was quite the opposite.
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