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Old 01-29-08, 12:55 PM
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Mountain unicycling

I was surfing a website and found this: https://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=27255
I thought it was pretty cool.
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Old 01-29-08, 04:24 PM
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They only go downhill. Cheaters!
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I ride up on our hills and there is a Unicyclist that we often see riding XC. Never seen him walk anywhere- but yet to see him on the rough 15% climb for a mile. Apparantly- His big problem is going downhills. No brakes and he always tries to push the speed a bit too much.
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Old 01-29-08, 05:09 PM
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Here's a video from OPB-

https://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/episodes/view/1501
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One name comes to mind - Kris Holm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uPznTbus3g
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One name comes to mind - Kris Holm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uPznTbus3g
I tried to find that one a while back and couldn't! Thanks!

FYI...on the first video, shows a guy going uphill right where they're talking about putting longer crank arms on one.

It is very awkward going downhill, and switching from uphill to downhill is awkward (even on little hills!)
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That just doesn't look fun. Seems to require too much balance and concertration. Has anyone tried this?
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Old 01-30-08, 12:52 PM
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That's interesting!

Back in my mountain biking days I sometimes wondered why I bothered bringing the bike with me because I had to push it up so many of the steeper hills. A unicycle would have been easier.

Today I try to avoid activities that might put me on a first name basis with X-ray techs.
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