24 Hr. Race Report

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a 24 hour mountain bike event
called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It’s a small fun event that has
teams staying in cabins rather than having them camp out like other 24hr
events. Showers and ‘real’ bathrooms are even provided, which works
wonders after returning from a 4am lap!

Anyhow, this year I decided I’d do the first lap on my unicycle for the
team just for fun and to do a little NUC promotion. :slight_smile: It was a great
course … 12km loop, great terrain and some challenging uphills (for a
unicycle). There are a couple pictures up on the web from the event:
http://wowmtb.com/photos.html

Another interesting point … I wasn’t the last one to finish the lap. I
managed to finish ahead of someone on a bike.

Unfortunately, being on a team where everyone rides bikes makes it very
difficult for one person to do it all on a unicycle as it makes for very
short recovery times. Therefore, I only did the first lap and resorted to
my bike for the rest of the event.

It would be great to get together a complete unicycle team for a 24 hr
event like the folks in the UK have.

Carl

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Great pictures Carl! Thanks.
<p>Carl Hoyer wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>A couple of weeks ago I
participated in a 24 hour mountain bike event called <br>Lifestyles of
the Rich and Famous. It’s a small fun event that has teams <br>staying
in cabins rather than having them camp out like other 24hr events.
<br>Showers and ‘real’ bathrooms are even provided, which works wonders
after <br>returning from a 4am lap!
<q>Anyhow, this year I decided I’d do the first lap on my unicycle for the
team <br>just for fun and to do a little NUC promotion. :slight_smile: It was a
great course … <br>12km loop, great terrain and some challenging
uphills (for a unicycle). <br>There are a couple pictures up on the web
from the event: <br><a
href=“http://wowmtb.com/photos.html”>http://wowmtb.com/photos.html</a>
<r>Another interesting point … I wasn’t the last one to finish the lap.
I <br>managed to finish ahead of someone on a bike.
<s>Unfortunately, being on a team where everyone rides bikes makes it very
<br>difficult for one person to do it all on a unicycle as it makes for
very <br>short recovery times. Therefore, I only did the first lap and
resorted to my <br>bike for the rest of the event.
<t>It would be great to get together a complete unicycle team for a 24 hr
event <br>like the folks in the UK have.
<u>Carl</blockquote> </html

Well done Carl,

Your event sounds very much like the than the Red Bull we are doing this
month. Even down to the “run to the Bikes” and being “12 mile laps”.

It is that run that knobbled me last year, it was about 1.5 miles and I
had not done any running training. I have been doing some this year… I
am not sure if it is working though, I am just stiff and sore all the time
at the moment.

Very impressed by your time for the first lap, you must really have been
motoring. I only did one lap last year on my 26" and was considerably
slower than you. We are using Cokers to try and keep our speed up (no
short cranks though!).

Roger

                     The UK's Unicycle Source
                   <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

----- Original Message ----- From: “Carl Hoyer” <choyer@724.com> To: “rec.
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> A couple of weeks ago I participated in a 24 hour mountain bike event
called
> Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It’s a small fun event that has teams
> staying in cabins rather than having them camp out like other 24hr
> events. Showers and ‘real’ bathrooms are even provided, which works
> wonders after returning from a 4am lap!
>
> Anyhow, this year I decided I’d do the first lap on my unicycle for the
team
> just for fun and to do a little NUC promotion. It was a great course

> 12km loop, great terrain and some challenging uphills (for a unicycle).
> There are a couple pictures up on the web from the event:
> http://wowmtb.com/photos.html
>
> Another interesting point … I wasn’t the last one to finish the lap. I
> managed to finish ahead of someone on a bike.
>
> Unfortunately, being on a team where everyone rides bikes makes it very
> difficult for one person to do it all on a unicycle as it makes for
> very short recovery times. Therefore, I only did the first lap and
> resorted to
my
> bike for the rest of the event.
>
> It would be great to get together a complete unicycle team for a 24 hr
event
> like the folks in the UK have.
>
> Carl

Carl Hoyer <choyer@724.com> wrote:

> It would be great to get together a complete unicycle team for a 24 hr
> event like the folks in the UK have.

Make that two teams in the UK for this years red Bull mayhem, we are just
pulling ahead of you guys all the time…:slight_smile:

sarah

Euro-cycle 2001 20 - 22 July Plymouth UK A european unicycle convention
http://www.eurocycle.org

Thanks,

Yes, that would be a fast time for 12 miles … it was actually 12
kilometers, so I can’t say I was motoring too much. :slight_smile:

There was actually someone else there (who I didn’t know) who had brought
a unicycle (not to ride the course with, but just to practice), so more
and more people are starting to take it up. Which is good to see.

Carl

-----Original Message----- From: Roger Davies
[mailto:Roger.Davies@Octacon.Co.Uk] Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 2:43 AM
To: Carl Hoyer; rec. sport. unicycling List (E-mail) Subject: Re: 24 Hr.
Race Report

Well done Carl,

Your event sounds very much like the than the Red Bull we are doing this
month. Even down to the “run to the Bikes” and being “12 mile laps”.

It is that run that knobbled me last year, it was about 1.5 miles and I
had not done any running training. I have been doing some this year… I
am not sure if it is working though, I am just stiff and sore all the time
at the moment.

Very impressed by your time for the first lap, you must really have been
motoring. I only did one lap last year on my 26" and was considerably
slower than you. We are using Cokers to try and keep our speed up (no
short cranks though!).

Roger

                     The UK's Unicycle Source
                   <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

----- Original Message ----- From: “Carl Hoyer” <choyer@724.com> To: “rec.
sport. unicycling List (E-mail)” <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent:
Wednesday, June 06, 2001 9:00 PM Subject: 24 Hr. Race Report

> A couple of weeks ago I participated in a 24 hour mountain bike event
called
> Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It’s a small fun event that has teams
> staying in cabins rather than having them camp out like other 24hr
> events. Showers and ‘real’ bathrooms are even provided, which works
> wonders after returning from a 4am lap!
>
> Anyhow, this year I decided I’d do the first lap on my unicycle for the
team
> just for fun and to do a little NUC promotion. It was a great course

> 12km loop, great terrain and some challenging uphills (for a unicycle).
> There are a couple pictures up on the web from the event:
> http://wowmtb.com/photos.html
>
> Another interesting point … I wasn’t the last one to finish the lap. I
> managed to finish ahead of someone on a bike.
>
> Unfortunately, being on a team where everyone rides bikes makes it very
> difficult for one person to do it all on a unicycle as it makes for
> very short recovery times. Therefore, I only did the first lap and
> resorted to
my
> bike for the rest of the event.
>
> It would be great to get together a complete unicycle team for a 24 hr
event
> like the folks in the UK have.
>
> Carl