1999 California MUni Weekend Report

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Hi Everybody,

We all had a GREAT time last weekend, a really good turnout at all levels, with
plenty of fun events, friendly competition, pizza, microbrews, backyard trials,
juggling, videos, stories, late night partying, and simply way more fun than you
can imagine unless you were there. Riders came from all over, including young
Lacey Chaput from Index, WA, the Stoltzfutz family from Idaho, the entire Young
clan from Washington, with the exception of Jonathan, who was at school, John
Drummond (Mr. unicycle.com 1-800-unicycle) from Atlanta Georgia, Andy Cotter
from Minnesota and of course lots of us from California. The official total
ridership was 54 riders! Most notably missing were the two greats of the sport,
George Peck and Kris Holm, but despite all of our mourning over that fact, we
managed to have a pretty good time. (I can’t pick too hard on Roger Davies for
not making it, since he DID just come out for the ride across Minnesota, and the
UK is a pretty long haul)

Things kicked off Friday with a warmup ride up at Fall Creek, a 2300’ downhill
with a shuttle through redwoods, along canyons and streams, lime kilns and rock
beds. Attending were Nathan Hoover, Daniel Hopkins, Bruce Bundy, David
Poznanter, and Rob Bowman. That evening, LOTS of people started arriving, and we
had quite a video fest, with some great informal trials demos in the back yard.

Bright and early, we began the main event with the uphill race, one for experts
and one for intermediates and beginners. We followed that with a beautiful ride
through deLaVeaga Park, with Jim Poje leading the beginners, Lloyd Tabb leading
the intermediates, and Bruce and David leading the experts. The expert group
covered some pretty amazing terrain, of which I’m hoping someone has some
pictures to contribute.

After wolfing down pizza, we all headed up to UC Santa Cruz to do the Numbers to
Lock-emUp loop, well known among Santa Cruz mountain bikers. Some of our best
pictures so far come from the “amazing Log Ride”. The college dining hall food
was better than you’d expect, with “all you can eat” being a really good bonus
after the kind of exertion we’d all just finished. Reall cool pictures of riding
down a set of 19 steps, 5 unicyclists at the same time!

Next morning was the trials competition, with a total of 9 courses; 3
intermediate, 3 advanced, and 3 expert. While registering for the event, we
got to enjoy looking at our page 2 coverage (with nice pix!) in the local
paper! A big effort was made to ensure that the trials event would be
accessible to all riders, and I believe we succeeded pretty well with that.
(What do the rest of you that were there think?) A very scenic ride along the
harbor to the jetty was followed by the awards ceremony at the brewery, with
medals, $1000 worth of raffle prizes, and, yes, beer! Logically enough, the
beer was followed by the most extreme downhill of all, the Mailbox trail in
Gray Whale Ranch. All riders rode out together on an intermediate approach
(experts did one cool little side loop) and we all got to view and photograph
those crazy enough to do the big drop, and the return via the river crossing
that was featured in the web site for the event. A great finale to a great
weekend! I’m sure more photos will filter in, plus I will post the official
resuls of the competitive events; I just want to consult David and make sure I
get all the names and places right. In the meantime, go ahead and check out
the photos I’ve managed to collect so far, and please let me know if any of
you have more pictures; I’ll add them to the site!

Pictures of the 1999 California MUni Weekend

By the way, despite all the extreme terrain, we seemed to escape any big
injuries; the worst ones I know of are the skinned elbows that Adrienne and
Sierra had, plus John Drummond stubbed his toe pretty good.

Bruce

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<!doctype html public “-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en”> <html> Hi
Everybody,
<p>We all had a GREAT time last weekend, a really good turnout at all
levels, with plenty of <br>fun events, friendly competition, pizza,
microbrews, backyard trials, juggling, videos, stories, <br>late night
partying, and simply way more fun than you can imagine unless you were there.
<br>Riders came from all over, including young Lacey Chaput from Index,
WA, the Stoltzfutz family <br>from Idaho, the entire Young clan from
Washington, with the exception of Jonathan, who was at school, <br>John
Drummond (Mr. unicycle.com 1-800-unicycle) from Atlanta Georgia, Andy
Cotter from Minnesota <br>and of course lots of us from California. The
official total ridership was 54 riders! Most notably missing <br>were
the two greats of the sport, George Peck and Kris Holm, but despite all
of our mourning over that fact, <br>we managed to have a pretty good
time. (I can’t pick too hard on Roger Davies for not making it, since
he <br>DID just come out for the ride across Minnesota, and the UK is a
pretty long haul)
<q>Things kicked off Friday with a warmup ride up at Fall Creek, a 2300’
downhill with a shuttle <br>through redwoods, along canyons and streams, lime
kilns and rock beds. Attending were Nathan Hoover, <br>Daniel Hopkins,
Bruce Bundy, David Poznanter, and Rob Bowman. That evening, LOTS
of people started <br>arriving, and we had quite a video fest, with some
great informal trials demos in the back yard.
<r>Bright and early, we began the main event with the uphill race, one for
experts and one for intermediates <br>and beginners. We followed that
with a beautiful ride through deLaVeaga Park, with Jim Poje leading <br>the
beginners, Lloyd Tabb leading the intermediates, and Bruce and David leading
the experts. The expert <br>group covered some pretty amazing
terrain, of which I’m hoping someone has some pictures to contribute.
<s>After wolfing down pizza, we all headed up to UC Santa Cruz to do the Numbers
to Lock-emUp loop, well <br>known among Santa Cruz mountain
bikers. Some of our best pictures so far come from the “amazing Log
<br>Ride”. The college dining hall food was better than you’d
expect, with “all you can eat” being a really good <br>bonus after the
kind of exertion we’d all just finished. Reall cool pictures of riding
down a set of 19 steps, 5 <br>unicyclists at the same time!
<t>Next morning was the trials competition, with a total of 9 courses; 3
intermediate, 3 advanced, and 3 expert. <br>While registering for the event,
we got to enjoy looking at our page 2 coverage (with nice pix!) in the local
paper! <br>A big effort was made to ensure that the trials event would be
accessible to all riders, and I believe we succeeded <br>pretty well with
that. (What do the rest of you that were there think?) A very
scenic ride along the harbor to <br>the jetty was followed by the awards
ceremony at the brewery, with medals, $1000 worth of raffle
prizes, <br>and, yes, beer! Logically enough, the beer was followed by
the most extreme downhill of all, the Mailbox trail <br>in Gray Whale
Ranch. All riders rode out together on an intermediate approach
(experts did one cool little side loop) <br>and we all got to view and
photograph those crazy enough to do the big drop, and the return via the
river crossing that <br>was featured in the web site for the event. A
great finale to a great weekend! I’m sure more photos will filter in,
<br>plus I will post the official resuls of the competitive events; I just
want to consult David and make sure I get all the <br>names and places
right. In the meantime, go ahead and check out the photos I’ve managed
to collect so far, and please <br>let me know if any of you have more
pictures; I’ll add them to the site! <br> <a
href=“http://bundy.org/muniweekend/”>Pictures of the 1999 California MUni
Weekend</a>
<u>By the way, despite all the extreme terrain, we seemed to escape any
big injuries; the worst ones I know of are the skinned <br>elbows
that Adrienne and Sierra had, plus John Drummond stubbed his toe
pretty good.
<v>Bruce</html>

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