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Old 2013-11-28, 03:34 AM   #1
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George Peck "Rough Terrain Unicycling"

I was digging around for uni vids, and found myself on Vimeo. It turns out that over the last few years Kris Peck has been uploading a bunch of stuff including a full length re-mastered version of "Rough Terrain Unicycling." I had been wanting to see it for a while, but my searches never turned up anything.

If anyone is interested in seeing some pretty remarkable riding on skinny tires, by today's standards, check it out.

I looked on the forum to see if this had ever been mentioned, and I couldn't find any references to it.
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Old 2013-11-28, 02:50 PM   #2
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Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Looks like there's an extra "http" in the URL.

http://vimeo.com/25585502
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Old 2013-11-28, 03:23 PM   #3
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Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Looks like there's an extra "http" in the URL.

http://vimeo.com/25585502
Good catch.
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Old 2013-11-28, 03:56 PM   #4
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I have seen numerous clips of Mr. Peck riding before, and some great coverage of him in "Defect" but this video shows him at his finest.

I was alway impressed with his skills, but am now much more impressed.

The physical conditioning that he displays here is unreal for an individual of his age.

Amazing to see what he was doing with very basic equipment.

Thanks for sharing & great thanks to both George & his son for redoing this videowork.
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Old 2013-11-28, 04:05 PM   #5
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Wow! I loved that. It is great to see how Muni equipment has progressed (thank you Kris Holm). But it was especially cool to watch and listen to an early pioneer of the sport. I am always amazed at the first person to try something and invent new techniques. Because of guys like George Peck, we all have a great sport today.
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Old 2013-11-28, 05:24 PM   #6
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I never broke a crank or hub growing up riding in the 80s, but then again I never rode very hard. I didn't do jumps and barely hopped.

My uncle who taught me, who was a professional entertainer, told me stories of many broken cranks and hubs. Oddly, he never rode very hard either as far as I know. I don't remember him doing so anyway. He did give people unicycle piggyback rides as part of his show, maybe he broke parts then not sure.

I still have my early 80s era semcycle, but have always been careful with it. I leave the jumping and such to my modern munis/trials unis. Though my first few muni rides a few years ago was with my sem. I was told it was just a matter of time till I broke the hub. Little did I know I was riding like George Peck
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Old 2013-11-28, 05:32 PM   #7
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Great video! I'm new and this is great, thanks. Already downloaded it, will watch a few times.
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Old 2013-11-28, 06:09 PM   #8
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What a great video! Thank you for sharing.

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Old 2013-11-28, 07:14 PM   #9
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Wow, it didn't occur to me that everyone else didn't already know about this. I happened to find a link to it on the unicycle.com blog early this summer, back when I was just getting started, and I've been watching it pretty regularly.

It's amazing and inspiring to see what he did with the equipment he had. What a difference. I guess 20 years actually is a pretty long time although that doesn't seem so long ago to me. And I love his modesty about his own abilities.

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Old 2013-11-28, 08:14 PM   #10
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A great watch.

It occurs to me watching George in action that a lot of his hands off out of the saddle riding is very analogous to ultimate wheel riding. He is not bearing any weight on the saddle, and therefore the frame, but is controlling his wheel direct through the pedals. In a lot of the hands off action he could've been doing the same stuff with no frame at all. Even the way the uni reacts under him is much like an ultimate wheels does.

Very interesting.
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