Freeriding on South Mountain - Phoenix, AZ

Freeriding on South Mountain - Phoenix, AZ

Post by u2meto » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:00:49


I'm a bicyclist, not a unicyclist, but I gotta say I am pretty impressed
stuff y'all pull off on a single wheel.  I'll prolly stick to my
two-wheeler though.

I was kicking with some of my brethren on South Mountain (Phoenix, AZ)
at the 'Waterfall' when these two doods came cycling down the upper
portion of the waterfall.  National Trail on South Mountain is a top
mountain biking trail, and it's technical riding is well known.  It's
North Shore riding, but the boulder formations are pretty amazing, and
these guys were making the best of 'em.

Anycow, I shot some vid of these doods, and I thought I share:

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A high-res quicktime version can be found here:'Technical Unicycle
Riding' (http://tinyurl.com/3lejtj)

BTW, here's my blog:http://u2metoo.blogspot.com/

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Freeriding on South Mountain - Phoenix, AZ

Post by u2meto » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:02:40

d'oh, no embeds here:mad:  Drat!

Here's a quickplaying flash version:http://tinyurl.com/4ut54y

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Post by tholu » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:49:08

Thanks for the video; Chris is a friend of mine who I haven't gotten to
see much since he moved to Phoenix.  Looks like he found some great
stuff to ride.

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Post by u2meto » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:33:16

Quote:

> Thanks for the video; Chris is a friend of mine who I haven't gotten to
> see much since he moved to Phoenix.  Looks like he found some great
> stuff to ride.

Kewl!  Yeah, I think he said came from TX.

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Post by timekeepe » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:29:36

That looks like a pretty fun trail.  You should try unicycling sometime!
Its a really fun challenge if you wanna try something new.  And you'll
be the cat's pajamas or the bee's knees or whatnot.

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Post by phleg » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:33:53

National is an awesome trail.  I rode there earlier this month when I
was in Phoenix.

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Post by Michaelgoroun » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:07:06

That looks like a really fun trail. If ever in Arizona I'm going to have
to hit it up.

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Post by skilewis7 » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:02:32

Good to see Chris is still riding.  When he posted that he was moving he
didn't sound to hopeful, the last time I herd of him (I only got to ride
w/ him once).

His going away video 'The Labontemizer'
(http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61596).

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