Mr Unigeezer has been doing impressive things on unicycles again check out this video and little write up about the Fargo Hill Climb.
Terry UniGeezer Peterson:
It had been two years since entering my first ever Fargo hill climb event, and fresh on the heels of my epic 114 mile 36er ride just two weeks ago, I returned for the annual event, on 3/24/13, in an attempt to successfully climb the massive 32% grade monster hill again. As it turns out, I had/have a fractured rib, sustained as a result of a drop while riding MUni last week. Up until yesterday I wasn’t sure if I would be physically able to even attempt the climb, but the pain was all but gone this morning so I decided to go for it!
I ended up doing THREE climbs, with the first two counting as official. Although I finished the third climb, I momentarily dismounted to avoid a collision with bike. The first two climbs were done earlier before the hill got overly congested with participants. While everyone else (on bikes) had the benefit of super low gearing, I had to climb in pure 1:1 in addition to maintaining balance in every direction, on such a wall-like incline! By the time I was halfway up, I was well past my Vo2MAx, and every pedal stroke took monumental effort. It was, without exception, the most physically tortuous thing I have ever done on a unicycle--or on anything for that matter!
It was confirmed again by the organizers, that I’m still the first and only person to successfully climb this monster hill on a unicycle in the event's 30+ year history! I’m pretty proud of that.
So this makes 4 official climbs; two for this event and two at the 2011 event. Plus three more training rides made to the top. This video includes *both* climbs and both descents, plus a couple of fun interviews. The guy who filmed the second climb held the camera steadier and is a better depiction of the steepness. Hope you enjoy.