Oldest trials/street riders?

I’m very curious to know who the oldest competetive trials and/or street riders are. Since these categories are relatively new in the history of unicycling, it got me thinking about the realistic upper age range at which one could still be competetive with younger riders. It would be cool to see a “seniors” trials competition for those 50 years and older someday! :sunglasses:

It’s you, man.

Haha not me…maybe MUni, but I don’t do 19" trials…yet! And there’s at least 2 guys in my age range that are also doing hardcore MUni. That would be John Long (53) and Hans (not sure of last name, but about same age as John). They’ve been doing MUni for many years.

I may be the only 51 year old doing 7 & 8 Stair sets, and riding through Walmarts though haha, but that’s just because I’m crazy! :roll_eyes: I just wonder if Heaton, Collos, Johannessen [sic] and all the other top riders, will still be doing the same intensity trials/street riding at 50, that they’re doing now.

I think definately not. But if they keep riding I bet they could still fairly do 360 uni spins and double kick flips w/o much difficulty.

I got and watched Dogtown and Z-Boys a little while ago, and some of those guys can do a lot of the same stuff they were doing when the action footage was shot, over 20 years ago, now they are in their late 40’s. What’s more some of the stuff they did has gone out of style, now the best young pros can’t do some of the manuvers, so they had to act as their own stunt doubles in Lords of Dogtown

I think definately not. But if they keep riding a lot, I bet they could still do 360 uni spins, double kick flips, etc. w/o much difficulty.

I got and watched Dogtown and Z-Boys a little while ago, and some of those guys can do a lot of the same stuff they were doing when the action footage was shot, over 20 years ago, now they are in their late 40’s. What’s more some of the stuff they did has gone out of style, now the best young pros can’t do some of the manuvers, so they had to act as their own stunt doubles in Lords of Dogtown

Yeah i saw both the docu. and the film and enjoyed both as I grew up smack dab in that era.

first

Hmmm, I may be dating myself but I remember when Schwinn first introduced the U-seat. My first unicycle in 1961 came with a leather derailleur seat on it from a custom builder.

I’ve never been a “tricks” guy though, more of an XC rider.

Carey

Old…

It’s really doubtful I’ll get adept at anything more than just riding. I observed a trials competition in VT a few weeks back and videoed it. I was astonished to see what could be done on a uni. One of the competitors loaned me his 20" trials uni and I got to the point where I could hop in place 20 times but I think my bones are too brittle to consider pursuing that aspect of the sport. Perhaps my grandson, but not me…

i would argue that its considerably less dangerous than the shit u do on skis

Injuries

Snow is a lot more forgiving than asphalt. On the other hand there was the matter of those two broken ribs last February…
Skiing is a blast but I’d rather be boarding.

I’m sure us old phogies could compete pretty well…as long as the tricks don’t interfer with the oxygen tent.

Wouldn’t Viagra help?

…And free mounting in a diaper takes some getting used to…

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