Independence Day Muni

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Independence Day Muni

Postby uni_geezer » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:16 pm

All the singletrack at this location was blazed off 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.

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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby ScribbleJ » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:37 pm

To each his own but to me that just does not look to be fun at all.
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby uni_geezer » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:42 pm

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

Looks are often deceiving! :mrgreen:
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby gar29 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:46 pm

Thanks for the new video Unigeezer! Good stuff!
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby schwim » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:12 pm

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.
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby gar29 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:30 pm

schwim wrote:
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.

No kidding! I'm with you on that one!
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby ScribbleJ » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:35 pm

schwim wrote:
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.


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. :lol:
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby uni_geezer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:31 pm

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, "what about riding a uni off road for the exercise and just the sheer fun and challenge of it?" 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! :lol:

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! :mrgreen: )

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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby ScribbleJ » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:21 am

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. :wink: )
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby schwim » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:28 am

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!
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby ScribbleJ » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:07 am

schwim wrote:
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!


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.
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Re: Independence Day Muni

Postby uni_geezer » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:19 pm

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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