Both the Japanese and internatinal Unicon mailing lists, and even
iuf-discuss haved been dead for over a month (some mailing lists
over six weeks).
This has left me in an information vaccum that undermines my efforts to
recruit teams from undeveloped unicycling countries, my only
non-ceremonial task as ocnvention chairman. I have no idea what the
current state of Unicon preparations is, and no one on the Unicon lists
is providing information.
Through an accidental email that was not suposed to reach me, and later
through more direct confirmation, I finaly uncovered what I siuspected
all along: a deliberate plan not to use the Unicon mailing lists so as
to keep me out of picture. I even found out who the two leraders of
thuis plan are, one in Japan and in the U.S.
I have spent hundreds of hours and some $4500 so far (five long phone
calls to Brazil and China) last week in recruiting teams from Brazil?
China, Israel nd Korea. Spending money to promote Unicon (some $40,000
over the years) is nothing new for IUF officers – John
Foss, Alberto Ruiz, and Ken Fuchs have done it for years – but wasting
time and money without getting cooperation is another matter.
For all I know, all the unicycle mailing lists are dead. If I do not
get a response to this message, I will assume this is so, and I will be
forced to send my messages to rsu – inapprorpiate for Unicon management
messages but the only unicycling mailing list that I know is still
There is no question that Unicon attendence is being harmed by these
clandestine comuunications. There is no question either that it should
have dampened my enthusiams long ago, though I am continuing my efforts.
I look forward to an immediate explanation and to revival of the lists.