I wanted to see what others are doing to prepare for CMW.
Are you out there riding 1.5 hours 4 times a week and cross training in the pool in the afternoon, or hoping for the best and dusting off your garaged MUni two days before departure?
Here is what I am doing. For the past 10 days minus three days for illness, I have been trying to ride every other day for about 45 minutes to 1 hour on rocky technical stuff. This consists of working parts of the trail at least three times. This means hiking back to the top of a line and riding down. I try to roll everything and don’t take any drops over 9". This includes hiking out after riding the descents. During the afternoons of the other days, I take my 29er with 158mm cranks and ride up and down driveways in the neighborhood for 20 minutes just for cardio vascular reasons. The rest if the time I am busy with life. Work starts next Tuesday, so riding will be really difficult to squeeze in after that, if at all.
Me too. I’ve been trying to prepare the event, but as for myself I haven’t been on a unicycle since the last day of Unicon…
Yes, CMW doesn’t mean anything to people if they don’t already know about it. Not everybody reads every thread in here. California Mountain Unicycle Weekend (the original) http://www.unicycling.com/muni/2006/
Please try to use the full name, or at least CA MUni Weekend and include the link so people can go straight to the info. Maps and directions to follow (on the site)!
Hey John Foss, I am prepared for Ca. muni weekend ( although I can only make it to Sundays ride) I have been riding hard everyday and when time is not an issue I have been rideing 16 miles to work and getting in a good XC ride every weekend and a couple rides up in Auburn on top of my nightly 4-5 mile ride with my dog and “NOW” I still wont say I can keep up with you when you get movin but I dont think I will be slowing you down anymore
I have been preparing for the weekend by working on my hot tub lounging technique, beer drinking, food eating, and muni riding. Cause that’s what I’m going to be doing that weekend. Only not in California or Nevada.
No CA/Nevada Muni Weekend for me this year. But I’ll still have fun.
Well im trying tp prepare by knowing any details about it lol. Im having a hella hard time finding out the exact dates locastions and how to register…There needs to be an official CMW thread made lol. Well im getting ready by working out more riding everyday, and swimming laps(not sure why that would help though) But I should be riding more muni. Ive nbeen riding my 20 in alot more since I just got a new koxx and im having to use the seat post from my 24in to ride it so i havnt ridin the muni for a week or two…
I’m still not sure I’m going to make it yet, but I generally keep myself fit enough that I could do one 3-4 hour ride a week. So, to prep for three epic days of riding, I’ll probably do a bunch of riding two weeks before and then ease off for a couple days prior. Lately, I’ve been working on a lot of technique more than anything else–things like stopping and hopping with either foot forward and descending smoothly.
It’s always tough for me to find time to train during the summer, but I’ve been managing to do about one significant ride each weekend. This weekend I hope to have time to do one small ride and one big ride, to check out my recovery time. I’m also busy promoting the Berkeley Juggling and Unicycle Festival (which is the weekend after CMW), so I have a couple of parades in September; I’m hoping to get people together for rides after those.
With Downieville being on Friday, there are going to be a lot of very sore legs on the Saturday and Sunday rides. Last time I did Downieville my legs were so sore that evening and the next day that walking was uncomfortable.
One smart way to prepare would be to have a masseuse or masseur at the bottom to give you a good leg massage immediately after the ride.
Filling the hydration pack with Gatorade instead of water and taking a few salt (electrolyte) tablets along may also help.
JC, you are as always the man. Guess this is a throw-down, means that Marie and I better get our Ride 'N Feed act together.
Since we won’t be able to replicate the Lloyd’s Street Competition at CMW, we will again re-create the “Harper Memorial Least Stable Trials Obstacle” competition. Still waiting to see if anyone can beat the original submission. Don’t forget to click “Next”.