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Ever seen a 36er LIKE THIS on the trail!?

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  1. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    From 3/4/10. Something quite unusual for your perusal:

    Testing drops, jumps, speed, maneuverability and even some super smooth cable cam shots! Everything is MUCH more of a challenge on this huge wheel, but FUN!!! :thumb:

     
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  2. ndirt

    ndirt Chimp

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    Thats awesome, Dirtrag did a article this month on mountain unicycling as well.
     
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  3. Leppah

    Leppah Turbo Monkey

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    Never seen one on the trail. I have seen a red haired hippy kid show up to the skate park on one though. He had a smaller one too. He was droppin in. Pretty crazy. I've tried to ride a uni before. Hard as eff.

    That vid is pretty impressive. But it's still a unicycle. They look pretty damn dorky no matter what you're doing on them.
     
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  4. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    A couple of dudes rode uni's in a local 18 hour race. I didn't see the point as they generally were moving slower than walking speed.
     
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  5. W4S

    W4S Turbo Monkey

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    Here ya go, bud.

    http://www.unicyclist.com/
     
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  6. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    Thanks much! :)
     
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  7. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    Haha, thanks "bud", but I'm already a long-time member with 10,000+ posts. I just like spreadin' the word about this awesome sport!

    Maybe someday, I'll get some sponsors, publicity like newspapers, web profiles, magazines, TV, radio, even maybe be profiled in a book...wait a minute...I already have! http://unigeezer.com/?page_id=73
    :rofl::):D:p:thumb::weee:

    I love you to try that with me pal!

    I routinely hit 15-18mph on mine, and pass bikes on the uphill grinds. You guys have gears to help you climb, and can coast on flat and dh. I can't. I'm pedaling 100% of the time with no gears or coasting. Half the bike, twice the work out, 10x the fun! :)
     
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  8. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  9. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    while I can appreciate the talent and skill level, it looks not fun
     
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  10. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Meh. I don't get it. It's like mountain biking but twice the work and half the fun.
     
  11. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    whats the build recipe for that wheel? spokes, guage, nipples, hoop?
     
  12. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Great Video. I'm still trying to learn to ride the dam thing one of these days I'll figure it out .

    I rode with this guy one day and it was really impressive.

     
  13. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    No, just a damn good promoter of the sport! Please don't be petty and jealous about it, haha! The main objective is to get the word out that extreme unicycling is a legit SPORT, and takes heightened levels of skill, balance, strength, stamina, laser focus, dedication, and not a small amount of intestinal fortitude! :thumb:
     
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    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    36 spokes, large marge rim, 14g stainless, isis splined hub.
     
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    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    Haha, BIKING is waaaaaay worse for sperm count, as you are ON the saddle much more! With MUni, I am up OFF the saddle more than on it, and always 100% weight on pedals when doing drops, jumps and riding over rough terrain. But I'm happy to educate the non-uni riders with their common misconceptions and stereotypes. :D:):rolleyes::p:thumb::weee:
     
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    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    Thanks to all the "Ride Monkeys". Now go out and enjoy your two-wheelers and have a nice relaxing coast down the hills, and gears o'plenty to help you climb, handle bars to rest on, and those two wheels so you don't have to worry about balance. You have it too easy...unless of course, you're doing this:

    Seriously though, bikes are awesome, and so is MUni. It's ALL good! Just love what you do and be happy! :)

     
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  17. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Props to you for enjoying your hobby, but I don't get the appeal of pedaling like a hampster on speed to go down a hill. It's quirky and interesting at most, but I think there's a reason people aren't flocking the crazy world of mountain unicycling....

    And all this time I have tried to balance on my bike. Apparantly it's not needed.
     
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  18. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    That looks like Kris Holm, and I've ridden with him as well. He's the best!
     
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    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    It is, but just way more on one wheel. And we in the Uni-community love the fact that we're not mainstream! We like being "UNIque!"
     
  20. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Good on you UniGeezer for loving your sport and sticking up for it here. I mean that, it's cool you are getting it out there.

    I have always wanted to try it in the street, but never on the mtn. It just looks wrong.

    We have a couple guys here who ride mountain boards. They love their sport too, but are just plain retarded.
     
  21. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    Thanks! :)
     
  22. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    this thread does kinda stink now... I guess this is the "Kinder, gentler Ridemonkey" ? stinks though that people can't speak their opinion, if they don't like something...

    juss sayin.
     
  23. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :rolleyes:

    I hadn't seen this thread until just now, but I'm sorry, after reading a bunch of the deleted responses it doesn't have anything to do with a "kinder, gentler Ridemonkey."

    A bunch of people were being unpleasant for no other reason than to be unpleasant. Since when have we ever encouraged that here? I would expect that response out of a bunch of 12-year-olds. The responses basically boiled down to, "Unicycling, LOL. What a bitch."
     
  24. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Is there a list of subjects where ridicule is OK? We wouldn't want any delicate flowers to have their feelings hurt unnecessarily.
     
  25. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    I don't mind negative, petty, juvenile, and non-constructive diatribes by individuals, who are most likely ignorant, jealous and resentful that they themselves lack the skills that others have.

    I don't mind, simply because the vast majority of comments I've received-countless thousands-and continue to receive, via emails, thread replies, PMs, and on the trail, are overwhelmingly positive, supportive and encouraging. :D

    "Ya know ya, can't please everyone, so ya, gotta please yourself"
    -Ricky Nelson
     
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  26. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    How about following, you know, really basic social guidelines like, if a normal, reasonable person posts up bike related content about the hobby they're interested in or passionate about, there shouldn't be 20 friggin' people who jump on him saying, "LOL U FAG!!$$!!11"

    I seriously cannot understand what the issue is here.

    Are you guys such social mutants that you can't differentiate between giving Burly a hard time when he posts up a deliberately funny and self-deprecating story about getting a massage from a manly-looking woman, or harassing someone in the political forum who is completely gone from reality, and piling on with nasty comments when a new user posts a riding video of themselves and says "hey guys, I thought you might enjoy this!"

    There's a whole grey area between being a douchebag and just having a barbed sense of humor, and this situation falls nowhere near the grey area.
     
  27. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Are you kidding me, did you read the guy's posts?

    Clearly he is trolling/whoring or whatever.
     
  28. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    You really can't understand why a whole lot of mtbikers aren't interested in a noob sprouting off about something only peripherally related to the sport? He posted to see what people thought and he was told. Think your cap is screwed on a little tight about this BV I'm afraid. You aren't being blackmailed by clowns by any chance, are you?
     
  29. W4S

    W4S Turbo Monkey

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    lol :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    No offense to you or BV, but in my opinion your 'sport' has no appeal to me, but neither does figure skating or pairs diving and i hear those take amazing amounts of skill. No jealousy or resentment, just no care...
     
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  30. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Look pal, I've done alot of f*cked up stuff in my day, but I ain't never deprecated on nobody, least of all myself. That's just nasty.
     
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    For the record:

    I did the cleanup in aisle 3, not BV. I had read the replies, thought they were pretty abhorrent, left them alone until another mod, not BV, commented that they were out of line. Being mean for the sake of being mean is not admirable.

    J
     
  32. UniGeezer

    UniGeezer not 2 tired.

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    You left out the rest of my quote. In Context, the selective snippet of my quote you posted was totally tongue in cheek. Obviously you either didn't get the humor, or purposely ignored it in an unwarranted effort to flame me.

     
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  33. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    WOW....BIKE CONTENT on RIDEMONKEY. What a novel idea.

    I think the video is cool. Of course, if I didn't like it I would probably not reply to the thread, but I'm funny like that.
     
  34. smoke brakes

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    how did this get over passed ????

    "Ya know ya, can't please everyone, so ya, gotta please yourself"

    i thought thats what pornhub was for not a unicycle thingy ?
    do tell , i wont be offended by step by step pics either
     
  35. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I prefer 39'ers. Rolls over rocks better.
     
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    Ever seen a 36er LIKE THIS on the trail!?

    inches or cm ???
     
  37. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Technically speaking it's not BIKE content.

    :p
     
  38. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    hey, i know that trail. i probably saw part of that video getting filmed and didn't even know it...

    still just rockin my 24" and still not comfy on dirt with it.
     
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    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    please make the laughing stop. :rofl:
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Come on! This is like not messing with the Jehovah's witnesses when they come to your door! If you can't tell them a blood transfusion saved your life wheres the fun?!?:D