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    All the singletrack at this location was blazed [i:1aam7j8j]off [/i:1aam7j8j]the main trail, which the gas co. had bulldozed, leaving the once great trail a boring fireroad. At least they aren’t likely to bulldoze these sections, which don’t interfere with their access. Watch for some cable cam footage towards the end.

    [flash=640,480:1aam7j8j]https://www.youtube.com/v/lhlHDm2m6L0[/flash:1aam7j8j]

    #120649

    To each his own but to me that just does not look to be fun at all.

    #120650
    "ScribbleJ" wrote

    To each his own but to me that just does not look to be fun at all.

    Looks are often deceiving! 😄

    #120651

    Thanks for the new video Unigeezer! Good stuff!

    #120652
    "ScribbleJ" wrote

    To each his own but to me that just does not look to be fun at all.

    If I could do it as well as geezer, I would enjoy it. At my skill level, every ride would end in a trip to the ER, so it would get expensive quick.

    #120653
    "schwim" wrote

    [quote="ScribbleJ":2c3elpp1]To each his own but to me that just does not look to be fun at all.

    If I could do it as well as geezer, I would enjoy it. At my skill level, every ride would end in a trip to the ER, so it would get expensive quick.[/quote:2c3elpp1]
    No kidding! I’m with you on that one!

    #120654
    "schwim" wrote

    [quote="ScribbleJ":3heu8uvp]To each his own but to me that just does not look to be fun at all.

    If I could do it as well as geezer, I would enjoy it. At my skill level, every ride would end in a trip to the ER, so it would get expensive quick.[/quote:3heu8uvp]

    Geezer certainly makes it look easy. The thing about the unicycle gig is there is no free-wheeling downhill. So it looks like it would be a work out just going downhill. I’m sure I would end up in the ER within 20 feet if I tried that. 😆

    #120655

    Thanks for the comments guys! I like the sport because it’s just a blast and challenge. I do have a geared uni with normal 1:1 plus 1:1.5 so I can get going pretty fast! I got into uni because I was getting pretty fat my job as a piano tuner is sitting a lot. I thought of mtb and other stuff like running and swimming, but none of those things sounded fun enough to keep my interest for long. I used to ride a Schwinn uni as a kid back in the mid 60’s, so I wondered if I would remember how to ride one.

    So about 8 years ago, about to turn 50 I decided to buy one to see, mostly just for the curiosity factor. To my surprise I was able to free mount like I never had stopped 40 years earlier! So then I thought, [i:19txkdz4]"what about riding a uni off road for the exercise and just the sheer fun and challenge of it?"[/i:19txkdz4] So since then I have been riding almost daily and love it more than ever! I guess the other thing that keeps me riding is that I would probably get so fat if I quit, that the fire department would have to demolish part of my house just to get me out! 😆

    Here is a new compilation that shows a wide variety of the more extreme aspects of the riding I do:
    (Btw, whenever we do drops, [as seen in the video] all body weight is on the pedals, and we are up off the saddle, so the "jewels" are safe! 😄 )

    [flash=640,480:19txkdz4]https://www.youtube.com/v/CenW0Rx3G5A[/flash:19txkdz4]

    #120656

    Geezer that is awesome. I’m truly impressed. Your balancing skills are epic IMHO. I’m glad that you find enjoyment in it. I have to keep both wheels on the ground unless I catch some air on a small jump. I just turned 50 this year and with osteoarthritis I have to take it easy on my back and neck. Which is why I ride full suspension.

    Keep it up ole dude! (Ole equals youngish. 😉 )

    #120657
    "uni_geezer" wrote

    Here is a new compilation that shows a wide variety of the more extreme aspects of the riding I do:

    Wow, that’s some talent. The sawhorse hop made me cringe!

    #120658
    "schwim" wrote

    [quote="uni_geezer":1tg6obij]Here is a new compilation that shows a wide variety of the more extreme aspects of the riding I do:

    Wow, that’s some talent. The sawhorse hop made me cringe![/quote:1tg6obij]

    The cringe was an after thought for me. I was in awe when I first saw it. Later I thought about it; Those things were so close together it would only take one miss to be nasty. The confidence Geezer has in his own skills is worthy of awe as well.

    #120659

    Thanks guys. Yeah the sandwich boards took a lot of "trials & errors" to do all of them in succession. And yes, I have fallen many times going from one to the next, and that’s why I rounded the corners! 😀

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