|1998-04-25, 12:18 AM||#1|
I just got back from another great trail ride on my 24" Miyata. I rediscovered
unicycling about 2 months ago after a 30 year hiatus. Finding this newsgroup and
the great web pages on the net have added a sense of community that is important
in a sport that has so few enthusiasts.
I ride on cross-country ski trails in Leavenworth, Washington, a small ski town
in the Cascade mountains. I am not yet good enough to handle very rough terrain.
My current challenge is soft, loose sand. I sink in or spin my wheel- especially
when going up hill. I seem to do best when moving one pedal stroke at a time.
My current goals are to learn to jump, to idle more successfully, and to mount
from the side. Recently I've been able to spend an hour riding every couple of
days. I'm making enough progress to stay very motivated.
I hope to add a 26" wheel (Pashley Muni) to my stable when they become available
again. My local dealer says that Pashley won a huge contract with the British
postal service, and that this contract is delaying their production. The dealer
thought that the postal service was buying trikes and bikes, but you folks in
the UK should keep a look out for mail carriers on unis.
I've also ordered a 36" Coker tire unicycle-the monster truck of Munis. It
should come mid to late summer. We'll see how well it handles off road.
My wife and I are avid tandem bicycle riders. If any of you will be at either
the Northwest Tandem Rally (Spokane, WA May 23-25) or the Sleeping Lady Tandem
Rally (Leavenworth, WA Sept 5-7), then bring your uni. I will find you there.
David Maxfield Seattle
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