Death Defying Video of the Day: Mountain Unicycling

They're not just for hippies anymore.

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It's like the Tour de France for clowns. But falling would be no laughing matter.

Extreme mountain unicycling has, after twenty years of underground play, finally hit the big time, in a video that has the potential to reinvent the world's view of unicycling.

The stars are Lutz Eichholz, a self-described professional unicyclist, and Stephanie Dietz, who has sixteen years of unicycling experience under her belt. And they're about to unicycle down what appears to be a straight-up hiking trail in the Dolomite Mountains.

Interestingly, unlike mountain biking, which forces riders to sit at the angle of the slope, unicylists seem able to remain mostly upright.

About the Author

  • Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.