Just wanted to post a $100 cash challenge to anyone that lives near Sydney or comes to visit.
Manly Dam is one of the best MUni loops in Sydney and maybe even Australia. It is a 10.3km circuit and has a little bit of everything, single track, fire road, smaller hills and technical bits. Click here for more info. It’s fun for riders of all abilities as the technical sections can easily be walked or ridden around.
I’m very lucky to have just recently moved 1 block from the trail and have been riding the loop several times a week. Ridden it roughly 100 times or so since I’ve moved to Australia 2 years ago. Every time I ride it my goal is to either do the full loop with no dismounts (average is 5.2 falls) or break my speed record which is currently 49 minutes, 2 seconds (average is 58 minutes, 57 seconds).
My challenge is to anyone to complete the loop with no dismounts on any unicycle and I’ll give you $100 cash! I’ve done it 3 times so it’s very possible but it’s an hour of riding and something always seems to throw me off. I’ll even let you take any line you want on the difficult sections, A, B, C…I usually always take the most difficult lines but it’s up to you.
For a second challenge if you make it up “heartbreak hill”, a steep but short hill, without falling I’ll buy you a beer (~$5).
So the challenge is on so come out and give it a go! Trying to get more MUni riders out here and maybe this will help push some people. Preferably I would ride with you to make sure no cheating is involved but if you happen to do it without me and I know you and/or trust you, I’ll probably give it to ya. Oh ya, and if you do it under 50 minutes, that’s another $20 (doesn’t matter how many times you fall). Therefore if you do it with no falls under 50 minutes, that’s $125 I owe you! Any takers?