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Mountain Unicycling

Postby TallGrass » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:33 am

Hmm, maybe Bill could add a new icon to User Peak Checklists?

Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:

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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby gdthomas » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:11 am

Saw a guy on Grays riding one of those about five years ago.

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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby d_baker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:39 am

gdthomas wrote:Saw a guy on Grays riding one of those about five years ago.

Maybe MUni Rider??

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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby jdawud » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:20 am

For those interested in mountain unicycle stuff, a buddy of mine did this last summer: www.greatdivideride.com

Pretty cool stuff.
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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby Steve Climber » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:39 pm

d_baker wrote:
gdthomas wrote:Saw a guy on Grays riding one of those about five years ago.

Maybe MUni Rider??


I saw what I guessed to be a father / son team riding down Grays 3 years ago. Not sure if that narrows it down to him(?)
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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:28 pm

TallGrass wrote:Hmm, maybe Bill could add a new icon to User Peak Checklists?

Bill - yes, please add a bike icon for 14ers. Those little snowflakes have become so plebeian.

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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:47 pm

Not to derail the thread, because I think the concept of mountain unicycling is awesome and should be discussed, but I would also like to see a disco ball icon in the checklist for 14ers danced upon. 8)
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:40 pm

SilverLynx wrote:Not to derail the thread, because I think the concept of mountain unicycling is awesome and should be discussed, but I would also like to see a disco ball icon in the checklist for 14ers danced upon. 8)
Yes. Here, here!
Ms. Lynx has a superb suggestion.








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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:Not to derail the thread, because I think the concept of mountain unicycling is awesome and should be discussed, but I would also like to see a disco ball icon in the checklist for 14ers danced upon. 8)
Yes. Here, here!
Ms. Lynx has a superb suggestion.







Image

That would be perfect! It really captures the essence of 14er dancing. :wink:
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:00 pm

TallGrass wrote:Hmm, maybe Bill could add a new icon to User Peak Checklists?

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Bill - yes, please add a bike icon for 14ers. Those little snowflakes have become so plebeian.

Here's the new bike icon. Use it to designate any 14ers for which you've biked at least 25% of the route.

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Sorry, you'll have to wait till next winter to get the new "bike-snowflake" icon.










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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks for posting the video.... Looks like a challenge.

I rode Grays 30 Aug 2009, so maybe that was me? Only three 14ers so far. (Grays, Elbert and Pikes) Seems all the best ones are Wilderness and no wheeled vehicles allowed. :roll:

I would love to ride down Quandary and Huron. Might have to look into getting another one or two done this summer..... Thanks for the nudge.

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=7104&parmuser=MUni+Rider&cpgm=tripuser

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=5114&parmuser=MUni+Rider&cpgm=tripuser

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=5114&parmuser=MUni+Rider&cpgm=tripuser
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It might be kind of fun to add a few other icons to the peaks checklists, kind of like the mass group of smilies to choose from over there. ----->>>
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Re: Mountain Unicycling

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:32 pm

Seriously, anyone know how many of the 14ers have been biked? 5? 10?
Not that my days of endos aren't long gone, just curious.

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