Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2008-04-04, 10:48 PM   #16
jamessd
Recreational unicyclist
 
jamessd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 2,081
Send a message via MSN to jamessd
Quote:
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?
__________________
1-wheeled-grape: ''I could never do yoga... I'm too fat I was forced to do it in primary school and the results were by no means fun'' ... ''If my belly doesn't scare me though no nakedness will''
jamessd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-04, 10:57 PM   #17
Klaas Bil
Sir Prince of Newsgroupia
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ede, Netherlands
Age: 66
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
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 at 10:58 PM.
Klaas Bil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-04, 11:23 PM   #18
mscalisi
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Alameda, CA
Age: 46
Posts: 1,955
I'm going to guess that not a lot of unicyclists ride on that street.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamessd
Are you joking, or did you mean to have 0's on the end of
those percentages?
__________________
><> Unicycle for (reducing the) Buddha <><
mscalisi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-05, 04:45 AM   #19
irvinegr
I can ride a Unicycle
 
irvinegr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, Ont, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,023
Send a message via MSN to irvinegr
wow, I am not joking, I am serious. A lot more than 3 have tried, and all have failed, except the select few.
irvinegr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-05, 06:01 AM   #20
Klaas Bil
Sir Prince of Newsgroupia
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ede, Netherlands
Age: 66
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
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?
Klaas Bil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-05, 06:19 AM   #21
r-cormier
Idonnowhattoputhere
 
r-cormier's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Age: 27
Posts: 176
damn, when I read the title, I thought it was something about zack baldwin riding. o well haha

that is a really steep hill
__________________
raymond-
r-cormier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-05, 10:55 AM   #22
ivan
Non-Danish Girl
 
ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Age: 31
Posts: 7,210
Every time I look at that street, it makes me wonder how many bulldozers were killed in the making of it.
__________________
Did you know that lighter flame smells like burnt nose hair?
Entropy isn't what it used to be.
ivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-05, 12:04 PM   #23
GizmoDuck
Adventure Unicyclist
 
GizmoDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wellington, NZ
Age: 41
Posts: 3,678
Quote:
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.
GizmoDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-06, 07:09 AM   #24
Seager
I had a thing in here one time!
 
Seager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,444
Send a message via AIM to 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.
Seager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-06, 05:28 PM   #25
mgrant
Ever hoping for the best!
 
mgrant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Pleasant Grove, UT USA
Posts: 382
Send a message via AIM to mgrant Send a message via MSN to mgrant Send a message via Yahoo to mgrant Send a message via Skype™ to mgrant
Quote:
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.

-mg
__________________
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, shorter of breath, and one day closer to death.
michael_j_grant (at) yahoo (dot) com
Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/34my5c
mgrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-06, 09:10 PM   #26
Borgschulze
2 Wheel Traitor
 
Borgschulze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 2,636
Send a message via MSN to Borgschulze
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.
Borgschulze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-06, 10:00 PM   #27
tobbogonist
Patronus unicycleus
 
tobbogonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Melbourne
Age: 31
Posts: 4,122
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.
__________________
Your life is a storm, thunder is your music and lightning is your electric dancing legs, groove on friends. Groove on.
tobbogonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-15, 04:30 AM   #28
unicycledood
Rolling or nothing.
 
unicycledood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Zealand Carbonated Beverage: Coke Cartoonist: David Firth etc Style: Ling/Bane/Muta Favourite Unit: Broodlord
Age: 27
Posts: 4,378
Send a message via MSN to unicycledood
I imagine this hill is unglideable? I'm imagining vb or muzzle trying it. Resulting in faceplants
__________________
Sauron Zerg
You're so noob you prehop before you prehop!
Its not about the tricks you do, its how you use them
.

Ya'reeeee
unicycledood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-04-15, 12:56 PM   #29
joemarshall
dumb blonde
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Belper, Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 2,983
Quote:
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.

Joe
joemarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2019-07-15, 10:15 PM   #30
GizmoDuck
Adventure Unicyclist
 
GizmoDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wellington, NZ
Age: 41
Posts: 3,678
Unhappy

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?
GizmoDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
againthe, baldwin, steepest, street, worlds


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Street MUnicycling - MUni by a Street Rider The.Mars.Volta Unicycling Videos 20 2007-10-22 09:01 AM
[street] Aus Street Weekend 2006 - youtube pete66 Unicycling Videos 14 2007-05-26 07:22 AM
French street riding and UniconXIII street runs manu2015 Unicycling Videos 3 2006-10-03 05:20 AM
street riders what are you riding on and what do you think makes a good street uni? redhead General Unicycling Discussions 16 2005-08-07 06:11 PM
Baldwin Street and other Uni escapades GizmoDuck General Unicycling Discussions 6 2002-09-22 05:08 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
Page generated in 0.09097 seconds with 12 queries