This was THE MOST challenging, gut-busting thing I’ve ever attempted on a unicycle. 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! I just knew this was going to be the challenge of my life, and I might be the oldest person ever to have made it to the top of this hill on a Unicycle! :o
Btw, no video or picture can really do justice to how incredibly steep it is, and I’ll never again complain about 15-20% grade climbs again!
For that hill? Not at all! And what made it all the more of a grunt is that my MUni has a Large Marge rim, which is over 2 1/2" wide, making the uni considerably heavier than the standard KH rim–which is only 1.8" wide, and also drilled.
Anyone want to have a go at this tomorrow am? (Saturday, 4/24/10) I really want to try this again, but it would be great to have someone else there to try it, and also so we could get good tracking video of our attempts, all the way up.
Last time I was solo and had to keep my camera stationary at the bottom of the hill, so it was hard to see me as i got further up the hill. I would like get there early, so after I can continue on to my MUni ride. (it’s on the way) I know it’s short notice, but I thought I’d just ask in case anyone is up for it!