Sorry I didn’t reply earlier when you notified me of your MUni photo page before
it went public. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet:
(My own page of MUni Weekend pictures should be up sometime soon) I’m finally
getting around to sending you some comments and corrections:
Excellent pictures! I have suggested to Connie that she use the one with the
3 unicycles against the sign for On One Wheel.
It’s the ‘California’ Mountain Unicycle Weekend, not ‘Californian’.
“some interesting trails down from the top, marked Experienced Riders Only,
they were not that difficult - but definitely fun!” This was your description
of the Woods Technical Course? I think that’s where the picture was taken.
That was the hardest trail section of the whole mountain! Was it really not
that difficult for you? I would hate to see what is
Facts on your ride to the top: You guys didn’t ride to a height of 6000 feet,
you rode FROM it! Your final altitude was nearly 8500! (at least Brett admits
to feeling like he was about to barf when he got there)
I don’t remember seeing Sierra Young walk on air. Glad you got a picture!
Bruce Bundy is the full name of the guy in the uphill race that actually
learned to ride in June. He said he rides up to 4-5 hours a day! (and he’s
I’m kind of glad the ‘John on his bum’ picture came out so poorly. This
picture marked the end of the life of my little camera, which was in my fanny
pack and took a nice jolt when I kind of landed on it. That little camera was
‘Race Cam’ at unicycle conventions, actually being used (and reloaded) in
some of the longer races. It was also ‘Roller Coaster Cam’ and took most of
the on-ride pictures on my roller coaster page.
So yesterday I went to a used camera swap meet and found another one just like
it, for only $70! I paid about $200 (used) for the old one in 1988. I’ll try to
change my policies on when to bring the camera and when not to . . .
As to will we do a gliding race at the next MUni Weekend, the answer is maybe.
It’s just dumb enough of an idea that we might try it, if there are people other
than Brett and myself who will do it. We would probably have to do it on the
same trail, because it’s smooth and wide enough.
But next year’s California Mountain Unicycle Weekend will be different. It may
only be a one day event, and it may be combined with the National Unicycle
Convention in Monrovia. We shall see!
(the opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Intel)