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  • #16
    Originally posted by irvinegr
    Well not to rain on your parade but only TWO people have EVER ridden my whole street with out falling off. And I am one of thoes people. It has a slope of around 2% and its like 300m LONG. But wait the street that is like 5 min from my house I am the ONLY one in the whole world to ride it on a unicycle without falling off, man its got like a slope of 3% and its like 555m long. Man, i had the adrenaline pumping as i rode it, it was crazy.
    Are you joking, or did you mean to have 0's on the end of those percentages?
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    • #17
      Originally posted by jamessd
      Are you joking, or did you mean to have 0's on the end of those percentages?
      I think he's serious, and joking at the same time.

      Hey, my street is completely flat and about 300 m long, but not more than three people have ever ridden the whole length without falling. Not many more have tried
      Last edited by Klaas Bil; 2008-04-04, 10:58 PM.

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      • #18
        I'm going to guess that not a lot of unicyclists ride on that street.

        Originally posted by jamessd
        Are you joking, or did you mean to have 0's on the end of
        those percentages?
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        • #19
          wow, I am not joking, I am serious. A lot more than 3 have tried, and all have failed, except the select few.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by irvinegr
            wow, I am not joking, I am serious. A lot more than 3 have tried, and all have failed, except the select few.
            So, is there anything particularly difficult about riding that street?

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            • #21
              damn, when I read the title, I thought it was something about zack baldwin riding. o well haha

              that is a really steep hill
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              • #22
                Every time I look at that street, it makes me wonder how many bulldozers were killed in the making of it.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by ivan
                  Every time I look at that street, it makes me wonder how many bulldozers were killed in the making of it.
                  I think the streets in Dunedin are the way they are because they were planned from the other side of the world. In fact, most of the streets are the same as in Edinburgh, Scotland. Unfortunately, the planners forgot that there were hills in the way. So they built the roads straight over them, instead of winding them around the hill.
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                  • #24
                    How's this compare to the steeper sections of slickrock in moab? Similar except the street is longer? I can't really judge grade by looking at it.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Seager
                      How's this compare to the steeper sections of slickrock in moab? Similar except the street is longer? I can't really judge grade by looking at it.
                      The steep section at the beginning of the moab rim trail averages out to about 21% (though there are sections that are much steeper). I'm not sure about the slickrock trail.

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                      • #26
                        I'd love to ride my bike down that street.

                        I find Unicycling down hills to be a pain in the ass. Not to mention riding up one that steep.
                        Gravity is not the issue.

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                        • #27
                          We have a hill. It is called spew hill (imaginative locals)

                          have not tried it on a unicycle. My campervan could not climb up it, that is probably why it was a campervan and not a climbervan.
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                          • #28
                            I imagine this hill is unglideable? I'm imagining vb or muzzle trying it. Resulting in faceplants
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Klaas Bil
                              That is actually the current plan!

                              Peleschramm, you don't have to judge from a picture. Baldwin street is 38% and you can measure 'your' steep street with this: http://www.xs4all.nl/~klaasbil/inclinometer.htm
                              Apparently it's 'only' 35%, making it probably the 2nd steepest street in the world.

                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street,_Dunedin

                              Still absolutely insanely steep to ride up.

                              On the subject of insanely steep places to ride up, Ken - you should try to ride up Mt Fyffe - that is *very* steep, averages roughly 20% (1400m in 7km), but what they don't tell you is that there are some flat sections in there so the steepest bit is way steeper.

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                              • #30
                                It looks like Baldwin Street is about to lose her title as Worlds Steepest Street according to Guinness:

                                https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...t-street-title

                                Here are some pictures of us having a go during the SINZ II unicycle tour: http://www.adventureunicyclist.com/2...-dunedin-45km/

                                So....who is going to ride Ffordd Pen Llech?
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