finally got time to sit down and tell you something about our 24hour race.
i must say it has been a wonderful experience. i’ve been riding for 4 full years, it’s my 2nd 24hour race and davos124 2009 was one of the most exciting experiences in my unicycling career.
everybody cheered us during the whole race: the bikers, the public, the staff so i never felt alone on the track even at night.
the track was wonderful 'cause it had everything in it. for the first lap we had to run from the changing zone to catch our munis which were on the road allready. so the race started off with a long uphill on an asphalted road but not steep if not 2-300m of it. it became steeper just after a sharp turn on a dirt road which finally lead to the first part of downhill. i guess the first uphill must have been a couple of km long. then descending on the dirt road to a steep and bumpy single trail dropping off on the dirt road again to the next uphill section which was short but tuff. climbing on a sloped field with some bumps on the trail (i must say i didn’t manage it up during three of my four night laps). the next 500m where on a single trail in the fields and that was quite bumpy too then a dirt road going dh lead us through the change zone passing over a big ramp. time to be seen from the next teammate to ride and we were off onto the first uphill, riding the first couple of hundred meters before disappearing into the woods where a short lap ended the race. last short bumpy uphill and single track dh, and then arrival on a very slightly ascending single trail.
weather could have been better but could have been worse and everybody was happy the sun didn’t shine too much. temperatures were fantastic, even if a bit cold, it was ideal to race. unfortunately a very light rain fell during the night getting the whole track wet and some sections unrideable for us.
but by 2pm on sunday the track was dry and the sun came out to heat the tent where the prize giving had place.
so, thanks to all of the unicyclists who took part (philip, jogi, marco, markus, marc, valentin, julia, anita, florian), to our team helpers (elke, reinhard) the cyclists who have all been very fair with us, the organizers and the weather!
hope we’ll manage to get even more teams in next year, in mendrisio or davos!