“In three months or so, he won’t be doing that any more.” – Kris
Holm’s cousin Derek, 13, on Kris’ unicycling now that he’s married
Kris got married on 21 September and I noticed that his last post was
on 18 December. So, did this dark prediction come true? That would not
cheer up paco who brought this issue up in his recent “Family riding”
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From the November 2003 Outside magazine’s coming soon section (page 36)
“In November, I’ll be training for a February unicycling expedition to 22,384-foot Aconcagua, in Argentina, by getting soaked and muddy in Vancouver’s North Shore trails. Our four-man team’s plan is to carry the unis up, then ride from the summit to base camp.”
Anybody heard if this is still on?
Of course I’m still riding!! I live 5 minutes from awesome trials and 1/2 hour from some of the best MUni on earth, so there’s really no reason not to. I just signed for another year of riding for Norco, plus of course riding/testing/developing products for KHU.
My wife can ride a unicycle although it’s not something she does very much. However we are both independent people and both want the freedom to pursue adventures independent from each other as well as together.
Priorities do change somewhat though. For example I’m still very motivated to ride difficult terrain, but now I won’t put myself in situations where I’m risking my life.
To answer the Aconcagua question, it didn’t work out this year because not everyone could go, but it will happen at some point.
Glad to see you have decided to be more cautious as you use your amazing talents on the uni. My thoughts on the “risky or life threatening riding”? … Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
I think one of the problems with today’s extreme sports is the go for it at all cost mentality. Just because a person doesn’t get hurt doing a stunt, doesn’t mean it was safe or wise. High risk activities have high impact consequences. A loving spouse (and family) helps a person see what’s important in life.
I know I’ll get flack for this, but there is more to life than uni.
That is a pity. I’m too much of a whimp to ride the life threatening situations which you mention, but it is always good watching footage of other people doing it. I will always remember seeing Kris on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, doing the first extreme mountain Unicycling I had ever seen. Kris, maybe you should change your forum name to safe_uni instead of danger_uni.