The LBI Unithon on Saturday went off without a hitch. The weather was spendid. Rainy with a headwind and unseasonably cool.
All 30 or so riders finished the, what is now due to route changes just under 20 mile, ride. Two riders, one of whom was Bridget Sprouls, the young woman who started this ride in 1999 finished on 20" unicycles. Ah, youth.
We had a rider from Oregon (whose name I can’t recall at the moment) and Deb from Australia. A bunch, of course, from NY, NJ, PA, and CT.
David Bagley started the morning at 7:00 by doing the ride in the opposite direction and then rode the regular course with the rest of us.
Many of the usual suspects were there, but it was nice to see a bunch of new faces, including from these boards, Nikkifrog, shadowuni, TheObieOne3226, brian.slater, and Tim. (I’m sure I’ve missed someone - apologies).
On a personal note, I went with the 6" cranks. In the end I didn’t feel comfortable enough with the 5"ers yet and went for comfort and familiarity this time. We’ll see about next time.
It was great to see everyone and as always look forward to next year. At some point I’ll have some pictures to post.
Oh, and even thought they wont see it, thanks to the Sprouls for another great year.