Extractions: Mountain Unicycling (Muni) MUni Tech Other Uni stuff Welcome to the world of MUni (Mountain Unicycling). What's it all about ? Its about learning to unicycle, and then making it even harder for yourself by taking across various genders of rough terrain. All you need is a MUni . Now, I'm no expert, but I'll have ago at anything. Here's a selection of outings we took pictures of:... Nov 97 Dec 97 Jan 98 Feb 98 Feb 98 The New Forest Farley Mount Belgium Stockbridge Downs ... Return to the New Forest April 98 April 98 April 98 June 98 Dec 98 Dec 98 Baddesly Uni-Surf Giraffes Polaris ... Xmas May 99 Sept 99 Apr 00 May 00 Nov 00 Fev 01 B-M-W Coker Head B-M-W-2 Auckland,NZ ... SD U.S.A June 01 June 01 Sept 01 RedBull Training Red Bull MUni Tech: Well, having had a unicycle since September 1997, I can tell you I am still no expert, but I know a little more now. Slowly but surely I' learning my crank length from my crank strength... What I can tell you about is my old MUni and my DMATU . I've documented how I built my Ultimate Wheel . And now I've recently converted a 24" Pashley into a 28" SDG Pashley, see my
Mountain Unicycling (MUni) mountain unicycling (MUni). What is MUni? Bruce Bundy at the ConfluenceUphillMUni stands for mountain unicycling. It s also known http://www.unicycling.com/muni/
Extractions: What is MUni? MUni stands for Mountain Unicycling. It's also known as Rough Terrain Unicycling, All Terrain Unicycling, or even UMX. Like mountain biking, you don't need a mountain to do it. It's just the act of riding unicycles off road. MUni has been a sort of revolution in the unicycling community, sparking a tremendous effort to build better, stronger unicycles. Some of this new technology will of course spread to other types of unicycles as time goes by. There is just something satisfying about taking a unicycle, an inherently unstable vehicle, and riding it in places nobody thought it could go. These early years of MUni have showed vast strides in the types of terrain that can be successfully ridden by unicycle. Certainly anyplace a bike can go, a unicycle can follow. And we can still turn sharper, and fit through narrower spaces than the bikes! This site is intended as a resource area for MUni, as well as an information point for the
Extractions: Mountain Unicycling is a challenging and rewarding sport. It combines the finesse and precision required to stay on one wheel with the sheer power and endurance required to ride over rough terrain. Mountain Unicycling teaches balance, quick reaction time and concentration. Physically, mountain unicycling is an incredibly challenging sport. Unicycles are direct drive, so it is impossible to coast. That means you are always pedaling, uphill and downhill, which adds up to a good workout. You will certainly get in good shape after a few days of MUniing. Mountain Unicycling is especially attractive if you live far from trails. A unicycle will fit in any trunk, while most bicycles require expensive and annoying racks. You can take a unicycle almost anywhere you go. Most of all, MUniing is fun! It is a good chance to spend some time out doors among nature and have a blast doing it.
Mountain Unicycling Santa Cruz 03/20/99 mountain unicycling, Santa Cruz Ca., 03/20/99. Daniel, Geoffrey, Nathan, John, Bruce,Matt. Along the trail. This is beautiful country for mountain unicycling! http://members.aol.com/MitsuAvaco/muni_sc.htm
Extractions: Mountain Unicycling, Santa Cruz Ca., 03/20/99 Daniel, Geoffrey, Nathan, John, Bruce, Matt Here is a photo of the group of Mountain Unicyclists that gathered in Santa Cruz on March 20th, 1999 to ride some of the local trails in the surrounding mountains. (I'm on the far right, hiding behind a branch). I origianlly met this group through the internet back in 1997; and first met them face to face while attending the "Muni" (mountain unicycle) weedend at Northstar Tahoe. This group meets monthly to ride different trails in different locations in the west. My thanks go out to John Foss for his efforts coordinating and planning the monthly events! This shot was taken at the beginning of the trail. The area we were riding through is mountain lion country as can be seen by the warning sign in the photo. I must confess that out of this group I was the most inexperienced mountain unicyclist of the bunch, and I found myself typically at the back of the pack. There was one point on the trail where I was a few hundred yards behind the group and out of their sight while traveling up up a muddy stretch of road. While I was going along, I noticed large paw prints, clearly from a full grown mountain lion who had passed by just a few moments before our arrival. (Actually I believe the rest of the group was driving him along in front of the group). It was kind of creepy to realize that by being the straggler I must have appeared as the "sickly" straggler of the prey. For a little while, I felt as though I must have had a "free lunch" sign around my neck as far as my position on the food chain is concerned.
MUNIAC MANOR mountain unicycling site with tips and tricks, product reviews, FAQs, links, and news. http://www.muniac.com/
Rocky Mountain News: Sports There's nothing quite like unicycling, particularly mountain unicycling. Maybe the closest thing mental and gymnastic aspects of mountain unicycling are remarkably similar to rock http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/sports/article/0,1299,DRMN_2_2252543,00.ht
Extractions: September 12, 2003 There's more to adventure sports than speed, altitude and attitude. Consider mountain unicycling, for example. If your personal tastes lean more toward the mental than the macho, MUni, as it's sometimes known, might be just your thing. In an era of sports extremism, it's an intriguing oxymoron - low speed but high intensity. GetAd('31', false, 'c1', 120, 600, 'SPORTS_ARTICLE_DETAIL', ''); Make no mistake: While mental focus and concentration are basic requirements, the sport is plenty physical. As you progress from Klutz 101 to negotiating dirt single-track, you'll discover MUni's profound impact on core strength and conditioning, balance and centering, legs and lungs.
Rough-Terrain Unicycling - 97.04 no matter the weather, Peck has gone mountain unicycling nearly every day twice a day most weekends a name "muni " short for "mountain unicycling" (a name, Peck feels, that http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97apr/uni.htm
Extractions: W HY the red unicycle was left in the Seward, Alaska, dump and what inspired George Peck's wife, Carol, to bring it home are both unclear. "I'm a salvager and recycler," is all she will say. "She's a dump rat," Peck says. Carol put the unicycle in the garage, and Peck found it there. This was almost fourteen years ago. His life hasn't been the same since. "I glom on to things," Peck says. "He gets obsessed," Carol says. Peck taught himself to ride the red unicycle no books, no instructors. He practiced daily for more than a month before he could wobble up and down his driveway. Then he attempted to take the unicycle onto the roads. Riding a unicycle is as precarious as it looks the "cone of balance," as Peck calls it, is extraordinarily precise. A pebble can be enough to put you on your back. So can a patch of sand or a gust of wind or a crack in the pavement. This may be why the red cycle was tossed into the dump: Seward is possibly the worst spot on the planet in which to ride a unicycle. The place is all sand and gusts and cracks, not to mention ice and snow and logs and boulders and mountains. Peck learned to ride his unicycle under all conditions. He discovered how to make the cycle hop, and he honed the skill until he could pop over logs two feet in diameter. He figured out how to power through boulder fields, how to jump up and over picnic tables, how to turn in ankle-deep mud. He became skilled at riding in dried-out riverbeds, across frozen lakes, up mountain trails, and through wind-crusted snow. This is clearly not what unicycles were designed to do. When the red unicycle fell apart, Peck drove to Anchorage and bought a new one. When that broke, he ordered another. After a dozen more were destroyed, he began designing his own.
Welcome To Unicycling.com -- Let's Unicycle! John Foss shows off the world of unicycling with lots of photos, information, and fun. Home of the CA Mountain Unicycle Weekend. Roller coaster photos also found here. mountain unicycling. Yes http://www.unicycling.com/
Extractions: Yes, "MUni" is the coolest form of unicycling yet. Find out just how far off road a unicycle can go! 2004 California Mountain Unicycle Weekend Lake Tahoe. High altitude, spectacular scenery, killer trails, and not the same as last time! Photo Albums Nearly all of my digital photo "albums" are stored at Ofoto.com . Have a look through, or even order yourself some prints! Things not to do on a unicycle. We really mean it. You will be amazed at what people have, but shouldn't have, done with unicycles! Garage Page Most people have a home page. This is the Garage Page. Lots of unicycles in here. Good thing I don't have a basement page... John's Winter Photo Gallery . Winter beauty , winter fun , winter unicycling , and winter in Gold Country . Plus 1990 Soviet Union trip pictures. What's New: 2004 MUni Weekend info available Constant Updates: Photo Albums from Ofoto.com
CTUni A site devoted to unicycling in the Northeast and specifically in CT. Extreme unicycling. Members, rides, events, and contacts. http://www.insane.unicyclist.com/
63xc.com--Spatter | Mountain Unicycle mountain unicycling is not as hard as it sounds. If you re lookingfor a fun, challenging sport, give mountain unicycling a try. http://www.63xc.com/mojok/mojok.htm
Extractions: by Joe 'Mojoe' Kisley Hello, my name is Joe. I'm a beater fixie rider, turned track rider, turned singlespeed mountainbiker, turned offroad unicyclist. I love the simplicity of fixed gears and single speed bikes, and I always figured I'd get a unicycle some day, if only to get me around my driveway. Then I heard about munimountain unicycle. I remember my first muni sighting, in a unicycle.com ad in the back of Dirt Rag magazine. It was a picture of Kris Holm descending a really steep rock on a knobby-tired unicycle. It was love at first sight. I knew right there that I had to have one. Two weeks later, I took delivery. It took a couple of days to learn to ride from the front door to the gatepost. In a week I was commuting to work, two miles each way. In three weeks, I ventured offroad. Mountain unicycling is not as hard as it sounds. Once you've got your balance, going offroad is easy. Start out with easy trails and progress from there. Like singlespeeding, muni makes the easy trails hard again. For a while, anyway. Then they get easy and you have to search for more challenging terrain. The key to successful muni is learning to keep power to the pedals. Over rough ground and on steep hills, that means pulling up on the front of the seat. I have a gizmo called a 'Reeder' handle bolted to front of mine to make it easier.
Extractions: Kananaskis - August, 2002 A shot at Fullerton loop. Peter, Andrew, Mike and Jerry (left to Right) Couple of shots along the trail. It has a fair number of ups and down that are a great workout on a muni! Thanks to Jerry and Andrew for bringing cameras, we got some decent action shots of some jumps and trails along the route... And we got a few sweet shots of a few of my better jumps with the perfect scenic background... I know we'll be back...
Extractions: Home Main Tips ... Links The Calgary Mountain Unipsychos is a Mountain Unicycling Club which has been started by some active Calgary riders to help generate more interest in the extreme sport of mountain unicycling in and around the Calgary, Alberta area. We have various levels of riders from beginners to advanced and enjoy various kinds of terrain from freestyle street riding to trials and extreme offroad in the Rockies so everyone is welcome! Rides I (Mike here) have been travelling a lot this summer so I haven't been around to plan many rides. I have however, still got out to the mountains many times whenever I have been in town and had a few hours to spare. I encourage other members to use the forum (and email list) to plan some rides in the coming months. Fall, 2003
MUNIac - The Movie A Ben Turley Production, this mountain unicycling film features Dallin Stoker and Cannon Smith in Idaho unicycling action, spills, and music. http://myweb.cableone.net/turleysr/index.html
Mountain Bike Unicycling Find Muni mountain bike unicycling - resources here. mountain unicycling (Muni) FAQs, photos and event listings can be discovered here. Features a great deal of mountain unicycling tips and http://mountainbike.about.com/cs/muni
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Mountain Unicycling mountain unicycling. mountain unicycling (also known as MUni) is a sport whichinvloves riding unicycles offroad. History of Mountain-unicycling. http://www.fact-index.com/m/mo/mountain_unicycling_1.html
Extractions: Main Page See live article Alphabetical index Mountain unicycling (also known as MUni ) is a sport which invloves riding unicycles off-road. Mountain unicycling usually takes place on mountain unicycles, which are equipped with fat tires and rugged frames for off-road cycling. Regular unicycles are also commonly used in mountain unicycling, since mountain unicycles are relatively rare. Mountain unicycles can be ridden on the same terrain as a mountain bike . Mountain unicycling is a slower-paced sport than mountain bicycling , since unicycles are more difficult to ride than bicycles, and cannot coast. Each year, many unicyclists gather for the California Mountain Unicycle Weekend. Mountain unicycling has been around for a while; a more detailed history should go here. http://www.extremeunicycling-bcmat.cityslide.com/
MUni So you've never heard of mountain unicycling? is the title of this group of FAQs provided to beginners. http://www.unicycling.com/brett/e_muni/newquest.html
Extractions: Yes that's right, Mountain Unicycling, and no I'm not kidding. You've probably seen a couple pictures by now, and you probably have a bunch of funky questions. With almost a decade of unicycling and a couple years of mountain unicycling under my belt, I'd like to claim that I've heard them all (but I'm always surprised). So here's a few questions I get a lot along with some answers. A: Yes, otherwise I'd fall off (OK that's the smart mouth answer) A: No, are you? (That's a smart mouth answer too). I wouldn't ask a unicyclist this question. To say its a big fat put down is an understatement. You might end up with a unicycle where the sun don't shine. More serious questions: A: You just stop pedaling. A unicycle is direct drive. Direct drive means that the pedals are attached directly to the axle no gears, no chain, no brakes, etc (look at this picture ). So to stop, all you have to do is stop pedaling. Its kinda like walking you don't need brakes to stop walking, you just stop stepping and wala, you stop.
Mountain Unicycle The mountain unicycle (also called a muni) is a unicycle that has either beenconstructed or modified for mountain unicycling. mountain unicycling FAQ. http://www.fact-index.com/m/mo/mountain_unicycle.html
Extractions: Main Page See live article Alphabetical index The mountain unicycle (also called a muni ) is a unicycle that has either been constructed or modified for mountain unicycling . Mountain unicycles typically use a 26" or 24" mountain bike wheel, and may also have brakes and suspension to improve their off-road capabilities. Unlike their two-wheeled counterparts, mountain unicycles have only a single gear (that is, fixed wheel); riders vary their speed by changing their pedalling cadence. To go up steep inclines, riders often hop sideways up the hill. On descents, some riders freewheel their unicycle by using their feet as brakes on the tire, a technique known as gliding Today there are hundreds of mountain unicyclists riding all kinds of terrain across the world. Mountain Unicycling FAQ
MOUNTAIN UNICYCLING mountain unicycling. No that s not me, It s Kris Holm, the world MountainUnicycle Champion from Vancouver and his riding level is in my dreams! http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~bps/muni.htm
Extractions: Dictionaries: General Computing Medical Legal Encyclopedia Word: Word Starts with Ends with Definition Mountain unicycling , also known as MUni , while not a sport A sport consists of an everyday activity carried out with a purpose and in an environment different from everyday: for competition, enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. The difference of purpose is what characterises sport, combined with the notion of individual (or team) skill or prowess. Therefore jumping over a hurdle in front of thousands in an indoor arena is a sport, whereas jumping a stream during a country walk is simply an attempt to keep one's feet dry. Click the link for more information. , involves riding unicycles A unicycle is a one-wheeled human powered vehicle. Unicycles are similar to, but less complex than, bicycles. Unicycles comprise a few key parts: the wheel and axle, the frame, the seat, and cranks and pedals. The wheel is the main part of the unicycle; it is essentially a bicycle wheel with a special hub so that the frame and cranks can attach to the side. Unicycles use direct drive, with the crank's rotation directly connected to that of the wheel. The frame sits above the wheel, and the seat is located on top of the frame.
Extractions: Dictionaries: General Computing Medical Legal Encyclopedia Word: Word Starts with Ends with Definition Unicycle trials are an activity in which participants attempt to ride a unicycle A unicycle is a one-wheeled human powered vehicle. Unicycles are similar to, but less complex than, bicycles. Unicycles comprise a few key parts: the wheel and axle, the frame, the seat, and cranks and pedals. The wheel is the main part of the unicycle; it is essentially a bicycle wheel with a special hub so that the frame and cranks can attach to the side. Unicycles use direct drive, with the crank's rotation directly connected to that of the wheel. The frame sits above the wheel, and the seat is located on top of the frame. Click the link for more information. over obstacles without any part of the rider touching the ground. The obstacles traversed can be set up specifically for the purpose of unicycle trials, but are often walls, railings, ledges and other "street furniture" found in an urban environment. Obstacles are traversed using various moves. Hopping is achieved by suddenly forcing the unicycle pedals downwards while holding the seat, the reactive forces resulting from the compression of the tire lift the unicycle into the air. Jumping is a similar to hopping, except that the unicycle seat is held in front of the rider to allow greater height to be achieved. Pedal grabs and crank grabs involve a hop or jump to land the unicycles