Extreme Mountain Unicycling
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Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz unicycling down a 3011m high mountain in the dolomites. Every meter off the descent challenged the athletes to there limits and mistakes where often not allowed to be sure not to fall down big cliffs or slopes.
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First Time on the MTB Trails - Learning to Unicycle EP6
Last month, I got a Nimbus Oracle from unicycle.com. This badass mountain unicycle was in the hands of someone with no clue how to ride it.
Instead of watching the instructional DVD's I took to the tennis courts to figure it out. I fell a bunch of times and ultimately rode like 10 feet. I was learning the hard way.
The next time at the park, I made huge progress and was basically able to ride the thing—in random directions. After another hour of practice I could steer it and sort of go where I wanted to. That day I learned that unicycling is exhausting.
On a rainy day a week later I rode all the way to Riverwalk and crossed a scary main road. This was my first trip through the streets. I learned to free mount that day, which is getting up on the unicycle without support from a fence or a pole. My technique was to push down with my dominant foot, hop into position, and pedal away. This wrong technique is now burned into my brain.
I messed around in the park some more and rode home in the rain. I was ready to step it up.
Eager to take my unicycle off-road, I visited a nature path at Birch State Park. The path was windy and unstable with some low branches, but nothing like a real mountain bike trail. Ultimately I made it up this incline and through these roots. In 90 degree heat with no water, I almost vomited, and deserved it for not hydrating. I rode back to the car, which felt really far away, and downed melted iced coffee.
And here's the part you didn't see. Friday evening, I rode all the way to James's house 2 miles away. I had to free mount multiple times, and ride much further than I ever had before. Surprisingly I made it with relative ease. Two miles would have been unthinkable just a week before. I did need to squeeze between these two cars, which could have ended in property damage.
And here I am, Sunday morning at Oleta River State Park, to attempt a real bike trail. This is what I've been training for all this time. Roots, rocks, and wooden platforms all look bigger when you only have one wheel.
Alright, here goes! I've ridden a unicycle about 10 times now in total, so it feels really good to be out on the trails this soon. Turning quickly is still the hardest part, followed by inclines, but just riding along an uneven surface trips me up from time to time.
This platform might just be the most difficult obstacle I've braved yet.
Riding a unicycle is now muscle memory. I could put it down for a week and pick up right where I left off. As a cyclist, it'll be interesting to see if the unicycle has helped me in other areas. Can I wheelie a fixie forever now? Has my precision on a normal mountain bike improved? Only time will tell.
Every day I get messages from fans. While it's impossible to answer every one, I have noticed a lot of people asking if they're too old to start mountain biking. The answer to that would be a resounding No. If unicycling were bicycling, I just learned to ride a two wheeler a few weeks ago. Now, I'm learning to ride mountain bike trails.
Thanks for riding with me today, and I'll see you next time.
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STOMP Muni Fest 2019 ft. Ryan Kremsater Mountain Unicycling
I'd like to thank Wendell Rotenberry and Geoff Wymer for all of their time and effort put into planning and hosting STOMP Muni Fest. I have a special thank you to Ryan Kremsater for traveling from BC, Canada to shred trail with us. And a big thank you goes to Paul Hartman for bringing a moving van full of his unicycle creations and for coordinating the races. We'd like to give a final thank you to our sponsors listed below:
Oak Mountain State Park
BUMP - Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers
October 11-13 2019 was the seventh annual STOMP Muni Fest. We have averaged over 25 participants every year. “STOMP” stands for Southern Trails of Oak Mountain Park.
Located just 15 minutes south of Birmingham, Alabama, Oak Mountain State Park is well known throughout the South Eastern US for its exhilarating mountain bike trails over 25 miles in total length. And at STOMP Muni Fest YOU will share in the thrill of mountain unicycling on these awesome trails! Also enjoy lots of fun and activities between rides at our camp site.
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This year we're very honored to have Kris Holm team rider Ryan Kremsater join us!
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12 Years of Mountain Unicycling 2016
12 years in 3 minutes! This video shows some of my best and favourite riding over the last 12 years. There have been some big moments and good rivalries with some of these features. Its been a fun ride so far, and 2016 is shaping up to be exponentially better!!
Song: Mountain by Double Fuzz
Mountain Unicycling with Kris Holm- Winter Sessions
In this episode of The Sound of Winter Sessions, professional mountain unicyclist Kris Holm walks us through his childhood of discovering the unique sport in his life. From pogo stick competitions, to walking on 5ft stilts, Holm was never drawn towards mainstream sports. He was one of the first athletes to take up mountain unicycling professionally, and has had a huge influence on the sport.
Now, as a veteran of mountain unicycling, Holm gives us the low down on his past adventures and the progression of the sport in this episode of The Sound of Winter Sessions:
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Forest Flow Extreme Unicycling - 2017
Epic wood work snaking through the forests of the Pacific NorthWest!
Scott Rogowsky Shows You Weird Sports | Mountain Unicycling
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All Wheel Drive - Mountain Unicycling - 2017
Song: Protection by Future of Forests
Scott Wilton, Ben Soja and myself had an amazing few days of riding in the forests of southwestern BC following the NAUCC competition. Our mission was to push our boundaries, ride terrain that scared us, and improve our technical skill. I think we succeeded. Scott Wilton pushed his technical abilities, successfully riding some of the steepest terrain he has attempted, and landing some very respectable drops! Ben Soja found a slice of paradise in Squamish, somehow defying gravity and summoning traction where no traction existed. He rode several of the steepest lines I've ever seen a unicycle do, and attempted lines that were even crazier. It was incredible to watch. For myself, the last clip in the video was my highlight. It's not the hardest or most impressive feature I've ridden, but it was scary, and it was important for me to overcome that fear. Boundaries were pushed, and boundaries will continue to be thrown back. This video is a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
Thanks to Kris Holm Unicycles, Mad4One, Unicycle.com, and FiveTen for your support!
A North Shore Shred - Extreme Mountain Unicycling 2015
A North Shore Shred
One day, I found myself staring at my camera and realized I didn’t know what my next project would be. A sequel to Atlantis or This Is British Columbia was not possible, and while a KH29er video loomed in the future, I wanted to film something in the meantime. I wanted to film something fun, something fast, and in a less-pressured situation. This edit fits that bill. A North Shore Shred takes place on Pingu and Boogieman, two classic North Shore trails and two trails I grew up riding with the Vancouver Unicycling Club. This edit shows a typical one-wheeled ride on the North Shore for me, and was a lot of fun to make!
Imagine shredding down some of the world’s most dangerous peaks—all on one wheel. Lutz Eichholz is a professional mountain unicyclist taking the unicycle to places it’s never been. His passion for downhill riding has taken him around the world, taking on mountains across five continents. For Eichholz, there’s nothing quite as spectacular as seeing the world from the seat of a unicycle.
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Mountain Unicycling Ride 26 Aug 2018
8 mountain unicyclist riding in surroundings of Tegelen.
Downhill Unicycling Mount Damavand Iran
After three years of planning and over 10 years of extreme unicycling Lutz Eichholz succeeds in the unicycle descent of the 5671m high Damavand in iran. Despite enormous problems with the high attitude, injuries in the team and weather fluctuations between 40° and -7° celsius Lutz Eichholz succeded in the record breaking mountain descent. Never before has a unicyclist attempted to descend such a high mountain. „at some points I felt so bad that I thought I would have to give up. However, this project is so important to me that I managed to push my limits further than expected“.
Thanks to: Adidas Outdoor, Planet Talk, infinitetrails.de, Joschi, Fabian and Mohammad Hajabolfath.
Oak Mountain State Park Thunder & Lightning | Mountain Unicycling
0:11 beginning Thunder
8:40 a jump
9:25 rocky section
10:18 rocky section
10:35 smooth downhill, berms, ramps
13:07 between Thunder and Lightning
14:35 like a roller coaster
18:03 a little air
19:06 run squirrel
Mountain unicycling Gargglerin2018
Short clip of David Weichenberger Mountain Unicycling riding in Tirol at Gargglerin.
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New Mountain Cycle day? - Learning To Unicycle EP1
If there's one thing I've learned about cycling in general, it's that practicing multiple disciplines makes you a better rider. Even road riding can teach you about energy management and cadence, skills that are very useful in mountain biking. Here on this channel, we've seen first hand how skills learned in BMX and trials can translate well to mountain biking.
I've been thinking a lot about this, and I figured it was time to learn something totally new. What could I try that would force me to learn something radically different?
Say hello to my new, Nimbus Oracle, a 27+ mountain unicycle with a hydraulic disc brake. Talk about overkill. This unicycle is badass.
Now most cyclists have tried a unicycle at some point. That experience usually only lasts a few minutes, during which time there's a lot of falling and no progression. That is an accurate summary of my unicycle experience up until now. I've never owned one, I've never spent considerable time with one, and I most certainly have not learned how to ride a unicycle.
A few weeks back I reached out to Unicycle.com and told them I wanted to learn how to ride. Lucky for me they were already fans of the channel, and were very excited about my idea. Without their help I may have ended up with the unicycle equivalent of a Walmart bike. I think it's more interesting and relevant that we do this on a mountain unicycle because eventually I can take it out on the trails. Even if you have no interest in unicycling, this series at its very core is about learning how to learn.
In this learning to unicycle series, we'll follow my progression from learning to ride, to getting out there in the dirt and mud. Eventually, I hope to do all sorts of sketchy stuff on this thing. I don't know how long this will take, but I'll be practicing every day for 30 minutes until I learn the basics.
I'm excited to learn something new, and experience the breakthrough moments that only a newbie gets to have. I can't wait to see if any of these skills apply to bicycling, or if unicycling is just too different for any shared skill sets to exist. Finally, I'm excited to find out if I'll enjoy unicycling for its own sake. I've heard that it feels really cool.
If you're not so stoked about this new series, you'll be happy to know that I have a lot of other two wheeled stuff in the works. Still, I urge you to stick with me on this, because I promise this is going to be a lot of fun. If you want to learn along with me, dust off that old unicycle in your basement, or head over to Unicycle.com to see what they have to offer. Besides manufacturing a lot of their own stuff, they're just really cool people in general.
As for me, I've got a whole lot of practicing to do.
Thanks for riding with me today, and I'll see you next time.
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STOMP Muni Fest 2018 with Ed Pratt Mountain Unicycling
Steep technical MUni in Austria with Ben Soja (Extreme mountain unicycle downhill - 4k Video)
After a six-month break, I drove again with the MUni.
One time alone and once with Ben Soja.
Riders: AXXI, Ben.
Loc: East Austria.
Date: Monday, 2017-05-01
Wheather: Cold air temperature, strong sun.
Music: Drive It Like You Stole It.
36 Inch Mountain Unicycling
Riding single trail , small drop and downhill with my 36 inch unicycle 145mm cranks
Sedona Mountain Unicycling
A few friends got together to have a day of fun on unicycles in Sedona Arizona
RI.UNI.TI 9 - Mountain Unicycling in Val Bedretto | Airolo
Riuniti 2018 - The renowned event for mountain unicyclists in the Swiss Alps. Crazy downhill action meets great community.
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