Guinness Book of Records.

Julian Orbach (julian@cs.uq.oz.au) wrote:
> In the 1993 Guinness Book of World Records, it claims that 2 men unicycled
> 1450 km (across UK?) in 14 days, 12 hours and some minutes.
>
> Does anyone on the list have any more details about this trip? I have been
> arguing with a friend about endurance riding on a unicycle, and we would like
> to know how many hours a day they rode, what their crusing speed was and what
> sort of unicycle they used.

I bumped into Michel Arrets (one of the riders on the above trip) last month.
From memory, this is what he told me:

They used standard DM 28" unis with standard DM contour saddles [some testament
to the comfort of that saddle]. Michel assesses that it should be possible to do
the same route around three days quicker as they were a bit disorganised
(camping and they lost the support vehicle at one point).

Maybe I will try to mount another attempt as advance publicity for UNICON
VIII. Julian, are you volunteering to take part???

Peter

Peter Philip peterp@foe.co.uk of the LUNIs - London's Unicycle Hockey Team +44
181 341 7587 Coordinator of UNICON VIII - The World Unicycling Convention 1996

In the 1993 Guinness Book of World Records, it claims that 2 men unicycled 1450
km (across UK?) in 14 days, 12 hours and some minutes.

Does anyone on the list have any more details about this trip? I have been
arguing with a friend about endurance riding on a unicycle, and we would like to
know how many hours a day they rode, what their crusing speed was and what sort
of unicycle they used.

If anyone else has also done some long trips on a unicycle, we would appreciate
their input too.

Thanks for any help.

Julian

– Julian Orbach (julian@cs.uq.oz.au) – University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia