Ryan Kremsater

Nationality Canadian
Age 22
Hometown Abbotsford, BC
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Ryan is one of the world's top unicycle freeriders and already a veteran of Vancouver's notorious North Shore trails, having ridden there since the tender age of 12. Lately Ryan's riding style has moved towards fast, flowing descents of hard terrain on his KH26, although you'll also see him pedalling strongly up the climbs and building his own trails as well. Off the uni, Ryan is one of Canada's top Ultimate Frisbee players, playing for the Canadian Champion team Furious George.

Personal Story

My Uncle Byron is responsible for introducing me to unicycling. He broke his collar bone back in 2001 and since he couldn’t mountain bike during the recovery period, he bought a unicycle saying “well, you don’t need two arms to unicycle…” I was 10 at the time, and was amazed by it, so my uncle gave me my first unicycle that Christmas. I remember being incredibly ecstatic. I took it home and started practicing right away. After a couple weeks of daily practice, I had ridden an unimpressive distance of zero revolutions leaving me disgruntled and disheartened.

Two years later while sifting though DVD’s I found One Tired Guy and Universe One. I watched both movies, and was instantly addicted. I found my unicycle, knocked the dust off, and started practicing with renewed determination. Daily practice, daily movie re-watch, daily unicycle day-dreams. And finally, after some difficulty, I learned to ride in early 2004 and went to the inaugural Vancouver Unicycle Club ride later that Spring.

With a diverse group of very committed and very supportive riders, they soon became an amazing group of friends and we rode almost every weekend for 3-4 years.

Why do I like to ride? That’s a tough question… I don’t know why exactly, but there is something very addicting about it. I love the challenge of riding and the sense of accomplishment after success. I love pushing my boundaries, progressing my personal skill and mental ability. The unicycle has given me a chance to explore myself and explore the world I live in, changing my perceptions, testing my adaptability. My ideal day is spent exploring the forests and mountains searching for new lines to try. On the flip side, nothing beats a day of riding with friends!

I play ultimate frisbee for Furious George, and have represented Canada at the U20 and U23 championships. I love mountain biking, hiking, skiing snowboarding and tennis.

I heard this quote the other day: “When it comes to dreams, one may falter, but the only way to fail is to abandon them.”


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