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Old 2015-07-20, 10:44 PM   #1
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Arrow Hopping up stairs on a 36er?

Attempting to hop up almost 70 stairs. A heck of a challenge though, and I couldn't resist at least trying! Only thing I could compare it with is climbing Fargo...which almost seems "easy" by comparison! It literally felt as if the 36er weighed 100 pounds by the halfway point!

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Old 2015-07-21, 01:21 AM   #2
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Very clean. Well done!
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Old 2015-07-21, 01:25 AM   #3
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There are techniques which look hard but aren't so difficult. This is the opposite. Looks easy, but is quite hard, especially on the 36". Good job!
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Old 2015-07-21, 02:00 AM   #4
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Yeah, so hard to do! Amazing how easy you make it look. So awesome stamina!
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Old 2015-07-21, 02:29 AM   #5
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That's because it DOES weigh 100 pounds by the time you get halfway up anything.

Well done!
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This video was posted yesterday, but I watched it -or one a lot like it- at least a year ago. There was a second version of it- same Unigeezer, same stairway- that was filmed by a drone, with lots of cool aerial shots. Or am I missing something?

Either way, it's an inspiring video. After a year of hard work, I hopped about 56 stairs the other day without dismounting (though I stopped to idle briefly on each landing), but I was on a 20" wheel!!! Hopping like this on a 36" would probably be a great way to practice. At the moment, though, I don't even have the nerve to try it on my 29.
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Old 2015-07-21, 08:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the nice comments guys.

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This video was posted yesterday, but I watched it -or one a lot like it- at least a year ago. There was a second version of it- same Unigeezer, same stairway- that was filmed by a drone, with lots of cool aerial shots. Or am I missing something?

Either way, it's an inspiring video. After a year of hard work, I hopped about 56 stairs the other day without dismounting (though I stopped to idle briefly on each landing), but I was on a 20" wheel!!! Hopping like this on a 36" would probably be a great way to practice. At the moment, though, I don't even have the nerve to try it on my 29.
It had been a little more than a year since that aerial video of me hopping up the same set, but I wanted to try it again just to see if could still do it. And I thought it would also be better to get a more "intimate" up close perspective. I know that at a certain point, age will have the last word on things like this, so basically I just keep "checking the tank, to see if there's still enough fuel in it"!
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Old 2015-07-21, 09:33 PM   #8
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In the old video, as I recall, you seemed a lot more worn out at the end of your climb than in this new video.
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In the old video, as I recall, you seemed a lot more worn out at the end of your climb than in this new video.
Haha, I was still very worn out, at least as much or more than last time. I was also about 5 seconds slower this time. I edited out the part right after I unfastened my helmet, where I took a much needed break to catch my breath. Here's a couple of vid captures of part of that:

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I would have to say, these two pics make you look more human


Also, I I would like to add, you must of had to be a late blooming prodigy, but a prodigy for sure! Because I dont ever see anybody here, 40 and up, ever, or even close to catching up to your skill level!
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I would have to say, these two pics make you look more human


Also, I would like to add, you must of had to be a late blooming prodigy, but a prodigy for sure! Because I dont ever see anybody here, 40 and up, ever, or even close to catching up to your skill level!
There are so many uni-skills I wish I had, like being good at trials and tricks. But my focus has mostly been on MUni from the start, followed by distance and road climbing and the endurance aspects of the sport. I marvel at how many great riders we have out there, with Kris H. being the first to inspire me, and continues to do so. What he has accomplished in and for the sport is just so amazing to me.

And it's great seeing all the young riders that are pushing the sport to new heights every day. My friend Augie, at just 15, has already ridden a uni century like it was a walk in the park, can already ride rings around me in MUni and other disciplines, and continues to astound me with his progress.

As I've said before, I only wish I hadn't stopped riding when I was a kid, but the uni-revolution was still many decades away at that time, and I had no inkling of what was to come. But I'm still grateful to have had the chance to pick up where I left off all those years ago, and that could explain why there's so much passion; I've been lucky enough the second time around to truly appreciate something before it's gone.
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Amazing stuff!
And being in California in July, I bet the temperature wasn't exactly fresh and cool...
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Amazing stuff!
And being in California in July, I bet the temperature wasn't exactly fresh and cool...
Yeah, very humid and hot, with lots of rain mixed in! I would have normally waited till later in the day to do the stairs, but wanted to get there and do it first thing before it got too hot. Now, I'm in search of some stair sets to hop *down*! But not on my 36er, lol. I found a great 8 set at a park that has grass at the bottom, which will help if I don't land it well!
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Old 2015-07-23, 01:46 AM   #14
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Great job as always.
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For someone who is not too tired...you looked pretty tired. Nice job; that is simply incredible.
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