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Old 04-13-16, 10:50 AM
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Go BIG!

Trail riding on a three-foot diameter wheel:


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Old 04-13-16, 12:36 PM
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I saw a guy on one of those yesterday afternoon near Ballona Creek. Was that you?!?
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Old 04-13-16, 01:29 PM
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I saw a guy on one of those yesterday afternoon near Ballona Creek. Was that you?!?
No, I was shooting this footage yesterday in Palos Verdes. But I have ridden Bologna creek several times.
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Old 04-13-16, 01:35 PM
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UniGeezer, over 60 and you do this!? My hat's off to you sir! Way to go!!
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Old 04-13-16, 03:15 PM
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Dude.....you ROCK.
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
UniGeezer, over 60 and you do this!? My hat's off to you sir! Way to go!!
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Dude.....you ROCK.
Thanks guys! Don't know how long I can keep doing this stuff, but as long as I can, I give it my best!
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Old 04-13-16, 06:53 PM
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That's awesome. It almost looks like a penny farthing that lost it's rear wheel.
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Old 04-13-16, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Dude.....you ROCK.
+1 Amazing!
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Old 04-13-16, 07:59 PM
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Yumpin' Yiminey, I'm not sure I could ride my bicycle that fast on those roads.
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Sure, but can you do a wheelie on that? I'd never want to do a downhill without brakes of some sort, myself.
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Old 04-13-16, 09:52 PM
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Wow, a 36" would be tough on trails ... at least the uphill portions. I went the opposite route with a smaller wheel. After watching your video I've got the urge to do some trails again. Been about 4 years. Here's my cache of unicycles ...

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Old 04-14-16, 03:46 AM
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My doc is a young 30's rider with a young family. He found a unicycle and brought it home. His kids were in amazement when they saw daddy tooling around in the drive with it. He never told them he could. He was a child among 10 siblings and learned to have fun with simple things that were challenging. I'll have to show him this vid.
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Old 04-14-16, 09:54 AM
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Wow, a 36" would be tough on trails ... at least the uphill portions.

Nice collection! I think the hardest challenge I've had with the 36er was hopping UP this long set of 68 stairs:

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New challenge (inducement to head injuries) Get a running start, and do some Uni-Planking! (maybe abdominal injuries too...)
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Let me add more awesome approval.
Not many of you guys out there.
High percentage are kinda hardcore, in a uni-directional way.

edit: Jump rope will improve the stair hopping endurance and 'cadence'. I only know because a friend who is good at 'rope' can really stay in shape (for several sports) with shorter work-out times.

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Originally Posted by UniGeezer View Post
Nice collection! I think the hardest challenge I've had with the 36er was hopping UP this long set of 68 stairs:
Whoa!!! Outstanding! I'm pretty sure I can do about 5 stairs with my small wheel
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Old 04-15-16, 10:02 AM
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My LBS Has a Penny Farthing Trike For sale on consignment , Now. It's tall . way bigger drive wheel than 36"
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Old 04-15-16, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
My LBS Has a Penny Farthing Trike For sale on consignment , Now. It's tall . way bigger drive wheel than 36"
The 36er is the largest pneumatic tire currently on the market. Anything larger is solid, hard rubber, and not practical for trail riding, hopping up/down stuff, or long distance.
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It's still Bigger none the less ..
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Nothing but admiration here! I had a 20" unicycle as a kid and recently bought a 24" one to try to get back into it with. The transition was not as easy as I thought it would be. 36" is a completely different league!
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