A few of us will be heading down the day before the event for setup. 9 Riders have indicated they will be going with half a dozen very interested on top of that. It would be very cool if more could attend. Imagine 15 or 20 riders at a bike-trials event!
We are moving in the direction of a single category: “unicycle.” Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We will have the opportunity on Friday to build some custom obstacles for Uni, and to use any of the bike sections we see fit.
I just looked for Kris’s U-system rules, but cannot find them. Can somebody point them out to me?
In any case, in building the sections, I quickly threw together the following general guidelines for obstacle construction. What do you think?
Difficult (30% of the course)
Jumps higher than 18" vertical (not pedal grabbable, e.g. logs)
Upward verticals only reachable by pedal grabs
Drops 5-7 feet onto concrete
Gaps, varying size and angle onto difficult targets (hard to describe, but you know what I mean)
log/rail rides, long, irregular, twisty, bumpy, thin.
Medium (60% of the course)
Jumps 16" to 18" vertical
Drops up to 3-4 feet onto flat concrete
Gaps 3-4 feet to a moderately difficult target
log/rail rides, medium length, a few bumps and challenges
Easy (10% of the course)
Jumps between 12" and 16" vertical
Drops up to 2-3 feet onto concrete
Gaps 3 feet to slightly challenging target
simple straightforward log/rail rides.
Depending on the feedback from the actual 9+ riders competing, it might make sense to skip what I’ve rated as “easy.” It appears to be a group of pretty experienced and dedicated riders.
I’m sure I missed something. I know that parts of this are pretty subjective, but hopefully we can come up with something useful.