100 mile warm-up rides

>I just received this announcement of a cycling event in Northern California.
>Note the interesting unicycle categories! I can’t imagine 100mi on a uni, so
>maybe it’s a joke? Anybody trying to get a team together?

>Cheers, Steve
>- ------------------ EnduroRide announcement ------------------

>Don’t Miss This One
>===================
>The next ride in the Monthly LowKey Series is the MegaMonsterPinnaclesEnduro
>Ride on Saturday 2/11 at 7:00am. This ride is intended to give you a feel for
>what its like to be an endurance rider - like Seana Hogan. All are invited to
>ride this - if you dare…

>A Hogan Warmup Can Be a Pain For You
>====================================
>While 100 miles is just a warmup for Hogan, for many of us riding 100 miles
>without drafting will surely test our riding abilities. Can you make it? Have
>you prepared properly? Did you bring enough food and water? Can you beat the
>elements - the ice cold morning and the extremely windy return?

I know I’m a little late in asking, but where did you hear of this event? Did
you enter? If so, did you beat all the other unicyclists? Inquiring minds
want to know!

In any case, it’s fascinating that they would include mention of unicycles in
their announcement. The Guinness 100 mile record was held for a long time (in
the book from '81 to '88) by a guy from CA who did it in 9:20. Now it’s
6:44!

Also, what’s this about drafting??? Ever try that in a unicycle race? It greatly
increases your odds of falling on top of the person in front of you if they make
a mistake . . .

Seriously, I’m very interested in getting involved anywhere people are riding
their unicycles in Northern California. So far I only know a few people, but
that will change. Please inform me of any plans out there!

John Foss, president International Unicycling Federation unicycle@aol.com

(ride description follows)

Rules

The rules of the ride are simple. You start, you don’t draft, you finish. You
bring everything you need to survive. Or, plan on getting it along the way. TIP:
Roadkill tastes okay with a little salt and pepper for seasoning.

Categories

Individual RAAMster Male Individual RAAMster Female Individual MegaMale A
Individual MegaMale B Individual MegaMale C Individual MegaFemale A Individual
MegaFemale B Individual MegaFemale C MegaTandem MegaUnicycle

Team Male Team Female Team Coed Team Tandem Team Unicycle

For teams, you figure out how many you want on your team and do it.

RIDE DETAILS

Distance


Approx 100 miles.

Start time


7: 00am

Directions to Start


101 South to Monterey Street exit. Turn left at the stop sign onto Bolsa. Go
straight after the next stop. Park in the Chevron parking lot. We start here.

Course overview


You’ll ride from Gilroy to the Pinnacles National Monument and back following
Highway 25 almost all the way. The course is mostly flat with some rolling
hills as you approach the Pinnacles. It can get pretty windy - especially on
the return.

Support


We may have some form of support - but DON’T count on it! Be SELF-SUFFICIENT!
This will be a challenge, but you’ll love it.