After months of exhaustive research, I have located a film clip of the first known muni ride in the 1940s. Don’t bother watching the film all the way through. The action starts at 3:35 and continues to a UPD at 4:05.
great, even with some downhill-coasting!
that is amazing, great balance, and jumping off and landing back on the unicycle! wow!
I can really relate to the UPD when he hits the rock!!
Uncanny! The ultimate in ursine unicycling?
He’s got stillstand SKILLZZ!
I was disappointed to see that the UPD did seem to make him happier, and to instantly forget about his unicycle. In spite of good skills, not a real rider in my book.
Haha, that’s awesome! Thanks.
A wobbling bear, no less.
That’s awsome! I think that’s why the first muni riders started:p Thanks for posting that.
I’ve watched that when I was a little kid. Way before I even know about unicycling. Funny thing is I rember the whole episode but the “unicycle” part didn’t stick out to me at the time.
I’ve seen pictures of Bongo before, but I think that’s the first time I ever saw that clip.
My favorite part was the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink juggling, with both hands and both feet, while doing a headstand on the uni on the tightwire!
I can do that trick he does at 4:05, over and over again. Then again. Then…maybe not…oh yes…yes again.
My favourite tricks were the MUni crankflip (and what looked like doubleflip. I couldn’t tell…) and the 360 unispin jumpmount at 0:57.
You’ve got it wrong. That’s too easy for Bongo. It was downhill no-foot coasting!
Well, that was a bad UPD he had, frontflipping and knocking his head into the ground! I don’t blame him for being muzzy (Does that word exist?) after that!
EDIT: I don’t see why he prefer that long cranks!? They must hit the ground all the time!