Fargo street Hill Climb...on a UNICYCLE!

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  1. unigeezer

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    Hi all,

    I'm new here and thought this particular forum would be the best for posting my video.

    This was THE MOST challenging, gut-busting thing I've ever attempted on a unicycle; And I've done some pretty challenging stuff on one wheel...at least for being 53, lol! When I first saw this hill, I was in denial that it could actually be REAL, and gives the word "intimidating" a whole new meaning!

    This is Famous Fargo street in Los Angeles, and is one of the steepest hills in the entire US, at a 33% grade! Many people can't even *walk* up this monster hill, let alone ride up it on ONE WHEEL! No gears like bikes so it's all the more insanely difficult on a Uni.

    I may the oldest person (maybe only) ever to have made it to the top of this hill on a Unicycle! Btw, no video or picture can really do justice to how incredibly steep it is!

    I'll never again complain about 15-20% climbs again! :eek:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tooFepDbZMY"]YouTube - Fargo Hill climb Challenge...on a UNICYCLE![/ame]


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  2. grahamspringett

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    Awesome!!! Well done! I can't even ride on the flat on a unicycle, let alone up a 33% grade. As for climbing it on two wheels, I shudder to think...
     
  3. steve

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    awesome job mate!
     
  4. unigeezer

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    Thanks. Yeah it's a pretty tough climb on one or two wheels! (Hmm, who made this a "Sticky"? I didn't) :)

    Thanks so much! (My legs feel it after two weeks, lol!) :p
     
  5. swampy1970

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    Cool deal...
    ... but why the 'sticky'

    Steve, if I ride up that dressed as a koala with two can's of Fosters taped to my head with the bogan straws allowing me to sip the slightly tasty beverage, could I have a sticky thread too? :p
     
  6. JVattack

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    A. I think it's the sound track.

    B. With "Waltzing Matilda" in the background, right? Heavily adulterated Aussie pride, hahaha. I hope this shows up on youtube...
     
  7. James83

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    This makes me laugh and smile! Good job!!!
     
  8. unigeezer

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    Thanks. Laughing is so much better than crying...unless it's from laughing so hard that you cry! :p
     
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