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Old 02-15-21, 04:29 PM
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Ride my age in miles! (65)

Hi all, and a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hope you're all doing great and staying healthy, fit and safe.

I turned 65 in January and decided to try to ride my age in miles on my unicycle. First attempt ended at mile 22 due to a sudden and scary blowout at 12mph! The wheel stopped immediately, but I kept going...and going, landing on the hard pavement. Turned out the tire was a tad stretched to fit the rim properly. After installing a new tire I tried again a week later. Here is the video of my 65 mile adventure:

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Old 02-15-21, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by UniGeezer View Post
........................I turned 65 in January and decided to try to ride my age in miles on my unicycle..............................
https://youtu.be/sXzkx5k33ZY


Wouldn't have expected anything less.
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Old 02-15-21, 10:33 PM
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Nice
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Old 02-15-21, 11:26 PM
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Nice.

Questions:
What's your average speed?
Can you ride out of the saddle?
What's the wheel diameter?
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Old 02-16-21, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Nice.

Questions:
What's your average speed?
Can you ride out of the saddle?
What's the wheel diameter?
11-12mph
Yes
36"
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Old 02-18-21, 08:15 AM
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That's some crazy geezer activity. Do you also ride up in PV on those things?

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Old 03-02-21, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
That's some crazy geezer activity. Do you also ride up in PV on those things?

Jeff
Sure do, at least twice per week. Favorite route starts at the corner of Paso del mar & Anchovy, then I ride up through friendship park, continuing to Ganado, and go up to intersect with Crest, then up to the end, and then back.
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Happy Belated 65th Birthday, Terry !!

I enjoyed your creative video shooting techniques and humorous edits which made it a really fun ride for all of us to enjoy. Especially those of us who woke up to single digit temperatures this morning and could vicariously take in the warm Venice beach cruising today :-)
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I am definitely two tired to ride my age in miles on a unicycle, even if I only turned 61 in January, not 65.

The OP has inspired me, however, to set a goal of doing a metric "ride my age" on a unicycle. I'm not sure if I can ride 61 meters on a unicycle, but it's a goal.
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Old 03-05-21, 05:58 PM
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Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially considering you're using a 22-24 inch fixed gear.
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Old 03-05-21, 06:03 PM
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I turned 65 January 30th and went for a ride. Only did 32 miles because it was 24*F and that doesn't include the wind chill.

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Old 03-07-21, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially considering you're using a 22-24 inch fixed gear.
Actually, it's a 36 inch wheel, unless you were referring to someone else.
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Old 03-13-21, 03:18 AM
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Incredible 65 mile adventure on a unicycle! Take care of yourself, and be safe.
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Old 03-13-21, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Jumpski View Post
Incredible 65 mile adventure on a unicycle!.
how about 22,000 miles?

https://www.worldunicycletour.com/

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