Even more nationals questions!

Hi everyone!

Sorry, but here’s some more questions about nationals:

  1. Are almost all the races done on 24" unis? (once you get old enough, anyway?)
    I would prefer to do some races on my 20 – ww, etc – and if I really need
    my 24", I’ll have to make some modifications.

  2. How many people are on a relay team? Do you have to set this up in advance?

  3. The prices for the meals look a bit steep. Is it worth it to invest in the
    meal tickets, or could I just hop on down to a fast food restaurant and get a
    $1.99 happy meal? If I skip the meal tickets, am I missing out on “bonding
    time” with my fellow unicyclists?

Thanks! ~Tanya http://MarshT.tripod.com


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RE: Even more nationals questions!

Tanya,

> 1. Are almost all the races done on 24" unis? (once you get old enough,
> anyway?) I would prefer to do some races on my 20 – ww, etc – and if I
> really need my 24", I’ll have to make some modifications.

24" is the maximum wheel size. Smaller wheels may be used. You do not have to
use the same unicycle for all races. I like using a 20" for the slow race, if
I have one handy. But 20" for wheel walk? Your feet must be smaller than
mine… :slight_smile:

> 2. How many people are on a relay team? Do you have to set this up in advance?

You can bring a pre-made team, but most of us set up teams on the spot.
Sometimes the Relay Race gets cut for time if the schedule is behind, so be
aware that’s a possibility…

> 3. The prices for the meals look a bit steep. Is it worth it to invest in the
> meal tickets, or could I just hop on down to a fast food restaurant and get
> a $1.99 happy meal? If I skip the meal tickets, am I missing out on
> “bonding time” with my fellow unicyclists?

You would “live” on happy meals? Euw. I generally buy the meal plan because I
highly value the bonding time. I can always skip a meal if necessary; it’s only
money… I can’t remember if the closest restaurants were within unicycling
distance; I’m pretty sure you’ll need a car if time is an object.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Wheel size matters” - Kevin (Gilby) Gilbertson

RE: Even more nationals questions!

> > 2. How many people are on a relay team? Do you have to set
> this up in advance?

Oh, I forgot to mention: 4

Remember, the whole USA rulebook is also online:
http://www.unicycling.org/usa/rulebook/

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Wheel size matters” - Kevin (Gilby) Gilbertson

RE: Even more nationals questions!

> I haven’t heard the time slot meals will be served. It is possible that events
> will run over time and meals will be missed that have been paid for.

Highly unlikely, as this has been a common feature of our conventions in the
past. If the meal schedule is fixed (which is probably is), competitions will
stop during that time so everybody can eat.

> With a little time and research the closest restaurants around the college
> could be found online. Or, maybe the hosts of NUC 2000 have a list they could
> put on their web site.

Though there are none within 1/2 mile, I don’t believe it was much further than
that to where the food was, in the center of town. Maybe a couple of miles tops.

Stay on tops, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Matter matters” - Mike Anderson (of Anderson Solone Inc.)

RE: Even more nationals questions!

>Tammy writes:
>> 3. The prices for the meals look a bit steep. Is it worth it to invest in the
>> meal tickets, or could I just hop on down to a fast food restaurant and
>> get a $1.99 happy meal? If I skip the meal tickets, am I missing out on
>> “bonding time” with my fellow unicyclists?
>John Foss writes: You would “live” on happy meals? Euw. I generally buy the
>meal plan because I highly value the bonding time. I can always skip a meal
>if necessary; it’s only money… I can’t remember if the closest restaurants
>were within unicycling distance; I’m pretty sure you’ll need a car if time is
>an object.

I agree the meal prices are spendy. The cost of the registration, plus the cost
of dorms as well as adding the cost of the meals at the the time of registration
give me cause for concern. As far as we have heard the meal tickets will not be
available at the door or at the registration table, July 19th. They must be
purchased in advance so the College can know ahead of time how many to prepare
for each meal. I haven’t heard the time slot meals will be served. It is
possible that events will run over time and meals will be missed that have been
paid for. I can’t afford to pay for meal tickets I maybe unable to use. Even
though it is only money. The college has said that there are no restaurants
within 1/2 mile of the dorms. With a little time and research the closest
restaurants around the college could be found online. Or, maybe the hosts of NUC
2000 have a list they could put on their web site. Barb K.