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174 Miles in 20 Hours on Unicycle

Old 06-10-16, 07:08 PM
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174 Miles in 20 Hours on Unicycle

Here are a few clips from what ended up as a 20 hour, 174 mile ride, which started at 8:30 am on 6/2, & ended at 4:30am, on 6/3/16. I had planned it as a 24 hr/200 mile ride, but the saying, “Ride till you puke” became my reality. It was still the most amazing and rewarding experience I’ve ever had riding a uni, and the farthest and longest I've ever ridden in one go.

Big thanks to those who made a donation to the “Make-A-Wish” foundation, a very worthy cause for children afflicted with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Old 06-10-16, 07:15 PM
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Old 06-10-16, 07:39 PM
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Wow!
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Old 06-10-16, 08:18 PM
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Awesome. I'm lucky to ride my unicycle down the street in front of the house.
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Old 06-10-16, 08:19 PM
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Impressive.
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Old 06-11-16, 09:41 AM
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Incredible! I'm in awe just watching someone ride a block on a unicycle let alone 174 miles. And all for a good cause.
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Old 06-11-16, 09:50 AM
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Thanks guys!

I plan to go out again soon and try 200 again, but by doing 100 miles, two days in a row. That way I can eliminate the body clock issue of staying awake 24 hours, and also night riding. That's too disorienting for me, and even though I have a headlight, I still feel very tentative, like I might hit something at any moment, which makes me ride much slower too. I think it probably messes with my depth perception.

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Old 06-12-16, 11:47 PM
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Been following your feats = another one that is beyond awesome.
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Old 06-13-16, 09:03 AM
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I probably couldn't do 174cm on one of those infernal things. I am beyond impressed.
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Old 06-13-16, 01:55 PM
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I was going to ask about your religious affiliation, but in hindsight, it's quite obvious, you're a UNITARIAN, of course! Awesome video... up to the pizza part...
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Old 06-13-16, 02:29 PM
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I've done a lot of 200 mile days on my two-wheel bikes but couldn't imagine doing that distance on a unicycle!

Congratulations to you on a wonderful accomplishment!

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Wow! (But aren't you posting in the wrong forum. 50+ ? That's spokes isn't it? )

Seriously, I am impressed. There's a guy who I have seen at several Cycle Oregons. Huge admiration though I have little desire to follow his footsteps.

As a to-the-bone lover of fix gears who was riding them long before they were popular and loved how "pure" they are, I have long looked at unicycles as that one "bike" that is a step purer.

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Old 06-13-16, 02:58 PM
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Thanks guys! Wanting to take advantage of the cool weather before it gets hot, and with the last ride still fresh enough to act as a kind of "mega-training" ride, I'll be on the bike path tomorrow (6/14/16) for another century ride, and if it goes well, then will try for another the day after that.

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Old 06-13-16, 03:08 PM
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Inspirational as always!
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Old 06-13-16, 05:52 PM
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You are incredible.
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Old 06-13-16, 06:14 PM
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Wow ... that makes any of my exploits look like a walk in the park for cookies and ice cream.Congratulations!
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Old 06-14-16, 09:14 AM
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Wow! I can't even sit on one of those.
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Even if I COULD ride one of those one-wheeled critters if given the opportunity (though I’d wager that I couldn’t without considerable practice and accompanying face plants), I’m fairly certain my legs would be nearly exhausted within the first block or so. I commend you for your considerable efforts. A 174-mile ride on a unicycle is awesome in itself, but at age 60 it just makes it all the more spectacular! You’re awesome.
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Old 06-15-16, 12:40 PM
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Thanks again guys for the nice comments!

Btw, I was back in the saddle for a double marathon distance ride after just 11 days since the last long ride. Think it was too soon, and only getting about 5 hours sleep the night before couldn't have helped. Still fun though!

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Wow, well done . I wish I'd tried a unicycle years ago. Congratulations .
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