Fargo Street bicycle challenge

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November 23rd, 2015 at 12:19:46 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Unicyclists have done high wire acts for decades.
November 23rd, 2015 at 5:52:51 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
That's a huge variable, if it was 75 feet
long you would have a different outcome.


I made a mistake, the steepest part of the hill is 32% grade, not 32 degrees. It is only 17.7 degrees steep.

No, I wouldn't have been able to go 75 feet at that grade. What I plan to do is just go up and down that hill a lot to build up balance, muscle, and confidence. I'm planning to visit southern California in early December and would like to do RAT beach hill at the time.

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This is insane.


That is Kris Holn. He also makes unicycles. My 36" unicycle frame is a Kris Koln as well as some parts of a that one and my 29". There are pretty much just two brands of high quality unicycles -- Kris Holn and Nimbus.
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November 23rd, 2015 at 6:36:56 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
I made a mistake, the steepest part of the hill is 32% grade, not 32 degrees.


Well 30 degrees would be a 2:1 ratio. Since the circumference of the 20" diameter wheel is about 64" with the tire, that would be 32" elevation gain for one rotation or 16" with each step. That would be a little harder than unicycling up a Mayan Pyramid which has 12"-13" for each step.
I doubt that Kris could do that for more than a few turns.
November 23rd, 2015 at 3:44:47 PM permalink
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I went back to the Cottonwood Canyon hill and am proud to say I made it down after a little help from Mrs. Wizard. I'm feeling good about my chances on the RAT Beach hill.
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November 23rd, 2015 at 10:18:54 PM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
I went back to the Cottonwood Canyon hill and am proud to say I made it down after a little help from Mrs. Wizard....


Okay, I'll bite... Wha... What??
November 24th, 2015 at 5:55:29 AM permalink
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Okay, I'll bite... Wha... What??


I'm not sure what you didn't understand but going downhill can be harder than going up. It takes more strength to go uphill, obviously, but more skill to go down.
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November 24th, 2015 at 10:20:14 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Wizard
I'm not sure what you didn't understand but going downhill can be harder than going up. It takes more strength to go uphill, obviously, but more skill to go down.


Hehe, but what did Mrs. Wizard have to do with it?

November 24th, 2015 at 3:53:22 PM permalink
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Hehe, but what did Mrs. Wizard have to do with it?


Just held my hand during the steepest section for the first several attempts. Then I had the confidence to do it on my own.
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November 25th, 2015 at 2:01:22 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
Just held my hand during the steepest section for the first several attempts.


That's a nice story. I'm glad she takes an interest in your stunning accomplishments.
November 28th, 2015 at 5:52:10 PM permalink
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Here is a video of the Cottonwood Canyon Challenge, taken earlier today.

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