Mountain Unicycling at Chantry Flats

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by unigeezer, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. unigeezer

    unigeezer Over 50 and not '2' tired

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    Hi all,

    Epic day of mountain unicycling, and my first time at Chantry Flats in Sierra madre. This is bear country and thousands of acres of awesome wilderness! The Winter creek trail there is very reminiscent of both Noble canyon and Tahoe Rim trail.

    Some decent tech sections and the most amazing single track that is pretty darn narrow in some sections...with a HIGH penalty for mistakes and missteps!

    The fall I had at Cold Springs a week ago is nothing compared to potential fatal fall you could have here! For most of this trail is totally exposed with sheer drops down to jagged rocks and deep, fast running streams at the bottom, sometimes hundreds of feet down!

    It was a long drive and $10 adventure pass, (Double the normal $5, but I didn't know one was required until I got there) but it was more than worth it. Fun and scary at the same time. Countless stream crossings and more waterfalls than I could count! And no bear sightings, (thankfully!) but I did see a very healthy bobcat...who was too fast for me to have a chance to film or snap a pic.

    Hope you enjoy and appreciate your comments.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=camei6eiFLE]YouTube - Mountain Unicycling at Chantry Flats[/ame]
     
  2. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    It's always a pleasure to see people doing what they love.
     

  3. unigeezer

    unigeezer Over 50 and not '2' tired

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    Thanks. I love MUni more than when I started 4 years ago..and I loved it then! :love:
     
  4. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    An ever increasing passion? Lucky you. I get bored easily.
     
  5. unigeezer

    unigeezer Over 50 and not '2' tired

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    It is! I thought after a few months I might get bored, but it just gets more fun as time goes on! Maybe it's because I'm old and want to get the most out of it while I still can, lol! :D
     
  6. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    That is some nice filming there. I got a kick out of you setting the camera and riding off down the trail like a wild man all the time I know you have to come back and get the camera. It also looks like your flying squirrel camera setup is working good. Again fun to watch knowing you strung the line and set it up then chased it down the trail only to have to go back and untie it and roll it all up for the next set up.

    I am impressed with it all, and the best part if you didn't say anything most people would think you are a crazy teenager acting foolish. Most definitely looks like you are having a blast. Keep them coming they are fun to watch.
     
  7. unigeezer

    unigeezer Over 50 and not '2' tired

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    Thanks so much for your nice comments, and I am especially happy that you have such keen awareness and understanding about what's involved in making these videos, this being number 233!

    And as far as my age goes, I'm not 54, I'm eighteen with 36 years experience! :D:p;)