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Old 2014-07-12, 09:38 PM   #31
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Congratulations, Chuck!


Congratulations on earning the 2014 champ status!! I hope you and your competitor, Stephen Petrie, enjoyed Whiteface, and I hope that the race took place on a clear, sunny day for a great view at the summit!

You mentioned “… can't imagine shaving a half hour off that time. I rode a 29/127.” In response, since you were able to climb Whiteface on a 29/127, I’d venture to guess that the size of your quads can be likened to the size of sequoias and that you are in really great shape! … mega kudos to you for being able to climb Whiteface using that setup! …same goes for Steve Relles since he mentioned climbing previously with a 29/150!!! Wow! Had I pedaled a 29/127 on Whiteface, Chuck, (or even a 29/150, Steve), my legs probably would have cramped up, and that could have easily added a half hour or more onto my time. The reason that I know this is because of my experience having tried Mt. Washington twice and having been able to shave 20+ minutes off of my first time by using a lower wheel-to-crank ratio for my second climb. That being said, I might have to start worrying should you (and/or Stephen Petrie and/or Steve Relles… etc.) plan on possibly attempting Whiteface next year with longer cranks!

High regards (pun intended), Chuck (and Stephen Petrie, too)!

Jon Sauerbrey
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Old 2017-01-16, 12:06 PM   #32
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This just needed a few updates, and a little bump -

NOTE - there a possible bunch of unicycles signed up for this year's Whiteface Mtn Uphill: 4-JUN-2017
Come one, come all! Beautiful ride with views of the ADKs to take your mind off the pedaling.
http://www.whitefaceregion.com/do/ev...hill-bike-race Come shoot for the record of 1:06:49.


Mauna Kea (not a race)
Mike Teirney 11 hours Sep-2011 29/145 & 175 (switched cranks halfway up)
First unicyclist ascent: Mike Teirney

Mount Ascutney Hillclimb (2011):
NAME?? 49:58 2011 20" wheel, (First uni ascent?)

Mount Equinox Uphill Bike Climb
Name Time Year
Jonathan Sauerbrey 1:01:30 2011 20/?? (clipless)
Roland Kays 1:02:29 2007 24/150
Eric Scheer 1:05:01 2011 25/165
First unicyclist ascent (unconfirmed): Steve Relles

Mount Evans Bicycle Hillclimb
First unicyclist ever to enter: ???
Name Time Year Place/600 Wheel/cranks
Mike Teirney ?:??:?? 20?? 29/175 ??
Osmundo (real name?)

Pikes Peak Bicycle Hillclimb 2010
Mike Teirney 4:40
First unicyclist ever to enter: Mike Teirney

Mount Washington Bicycle Hillclimb
Name Time Year Place/600 Wheel/cranks
Jonathon Sauerbray 1:39:33 2012(?)
Eric Scheer 1:40:42 2010 346 26/170
Mike Tierney 1:45:27 2005 399 29/???
First unicyclist ascent (I read someone did it in the 90s sometime)

Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race
First unicyclist ever to enter: Steve Relles
Name Time Year
Jonathon Sauerbray: 1:06:49 2013
Roland Kays 1:10:25 2009 36/165
Eric Scheer 1:10:39 2010 29/175
First unicyclist ascent (unconfirmed): Steve Relles
...like having your own personal rollercoaster...

- a few uni race write-ups
- muni and kokopelli uni t-shirts, mugs and stickers

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Old 2017-01-16, 11:36 PM   #33
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And don't forget registration opens for Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb Feb. 1 and yes there is a unicycle category. I've heard this event sells out very quickly so plan ahead if interested.
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