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Timmc

climber
BC
Jul 2, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
Great images Greg.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 2, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
How do you like your ridge-riding now??????
gf

climber
Jul 2, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Bike Alert!
Big Jim (Brennan) was spotted in fine form on his new Satori with 29" wheels in the Seymour watershed today. When asked what happened to climbing, he allegedly retorted "oh i just picked this up for rainy days"
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 2, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
That's what they all say before they get hooked.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 2, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Dink holding half bike riders are strange. I don't get it. I don't know how they stay up on those damn things. I don't know why they touch dink the whole ride. But it is fun to watch those freaks.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 2, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
Dink holding half bike riders are strange. I don't get it.

Isn't it obvious? I mean it seems pretty clear that ridiing a bike with one wheel is only half as hard as riding a bike with two wheels, so you gotta do something to make the ride interesting.

I think they probably cut the money shot from that video so it would get past the SuperToprope censors.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 2, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
I don't know how they stay up on those damn things. I don't know why they touch dink the whole ride.


Girl unicyclists don't touch dink :-D


You want the sickest of weird riding things :

not mine I pinched it from the ethers.
not mine I pinched it from the ethers.
Credit: Tami
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 2, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
Girl unicyclists don't touch dink :-D

Maybe not while they're riding...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 2, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
So Tami,

Is there a girl's version mountain unicycle and a boy's ? A straight up question, really.

As for boys, you would have to have Rhinoceros balls to take what that thing in your pic offers !
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2012 - 10:19pm PT
I mean it seems pretty clear that ridiing a bike with one wheel is only half as hard as riding a bike with two wheels

Ghost, help me out as I'm not as big on the biking as you guys, i have to ask- what is ridiing?

:-)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 2, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
"Ridiing" is "riding" with two i's which means you haven't yet had one poked out by a stick.

Jim there are not gender specific unicycles.

As for Rhino balls, you learn to sit on the seat in such a way that it duzzn't squash yer sac. You'd have to ask my son - who has done quite a few kms in a day ( on a 29" wheel ) . My daughter declines to ride her unicycle because "it's slow and uncomfortable". Go figger. I'll say it again, I can't yet ride a unicycle free of needing a wall for support. It's crazy hard to ride one of those things.

And, as for the Ultimate Wheel ( UW ) pictured above, the things that get wrecked are the insides of your lower legs. I only know of one girl, a 15 year old, Claire, who can ride that thing. She can ride it in a circle and bunnyhop on it but she only rides it indoors.

The UW is ridiculously difficult to ride. A sorta 5.13d unicycle.....

:-)

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 2, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
It does look like it can separate the boys from the man.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 2, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
So how hard is regular unicycle Tami, like 12b? It looks 12+ for me. I'd be a teetering tower of badly stacked jenga on one of those I think. Squashing your sack doesn't sound too appealing either.

I wonder if anyone has rode a pogo-stick down mountain bike trails. Hmm. It could be the new school cutting edge x-games televised sport-a-thon.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 2, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
I think this kid is on to something. He does some almost sick tricks: jumping onto chairs, puddle jumps, spineramas. Don't miss the angry mom at the end.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 2, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
I'd be willing to bet that if you can walk a long slackline, you can ride a uni.

.11a, just a guess though.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2012 - 12:13am PT
"Ridiing" is "riding" with two i's which means you haven't yet had one poked out by a stick.

Haha Tami! I knew it was just some lingo I wasn't aware of.


So what's an example of a 12a bike trail??
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 3, 2012 - 03:31am PT
Kudos to Ryan and everyone else. This thread is just as funny as all our squamish threads seem to be.

Now we just need a little special k and I might expire from laughter.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 3, 2012 - 06:47am PT
I think there are lots of examples of 5.12 bike trails, like the ones Kris Holm is leaping around on in that video. Fortunately for us old and frailies, we can arrive at difficulty a different way. Personally I like to link together a few trails, complete with the uphill approach, and see how quickly I can pin it through the real-life video game, touching the ground as little as possible.
The climbing analogy might be along the lines of the Crimson Cringe in the Valley, every move is pretty easy but it's quite tough to string it all together and not hang on any gear. The right side of the split pillar is another shining example.
One of the most outstanding features of mtn. biking is the ease in which a fairly easy trail can be made tougher, or at least a lot more exciting; just crank up the speed and the thrill meter rises accordingly.

I have faith we'll see Special Kay on this site, he just needs to peruse the local bike store with credit card in hand. Or buy my Rocky Mtn. with the little wheels. Special deal for the funniest guy on the gondola thread, although Anders was a close second.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jul 3, 2012 - 07:33am PT
Biking so much fun. When I go climbing I have to walk down from the top, walking sucks.

Going fast kicks butt.

Woohoo
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 10, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
What can I say? I accused Hamish of being a wuss for riding a bicycle with springs and stuff. Well, it's true he's a wuss for doing that, but now I'm just another pot calling a kettle black.

Forgive me father, for I have sinned, too.

I spent the weekend in Squamish, and after doing some climbs, I accepted an invitation to borrow a bicycle with springs and sh#t, and go for a ride.

Linked a bunch of trails, just like Hamish. Despite being ancient, and not having ridden anything other than flat roads for 25 years, I was awesome.

Now I understand.
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