> You’re not going to destroy the trail much more than if you ride it the
> day after it rains.
Note! This is very dependent on location and type of trail! Most
California trails, for instance, are very fragile when saturated, and
prone to erosion. Some of my favorite trails in Auburn are officially
closed during winter rainy months, to protect them.
Other trails, especially rocky or flatter ones, are fine and can be fun on
a rainy day. If you live in a rainier climate (which is not hard compare
to here), rain may make less difference on your trails.
Mountain unicycling is too young an activity to have any trail advocacy or
environmental groups associated with it. If you want to be a good trail
user, you should join your local trail organization (if any), and IMBA
(the International Mountain Biking Association). To find out about local
groups, ask at your local bike shops.
By joining these groups, you can learn the common rules of the trial, plus
whatever rules apply to your local area. Basics such as downhill traffic
yields to uphill, don’t skid, and of course flat tubes, air cartridges,
and PowerBar wrappers are litter, so take them with you.
You can also get involved with trail building and advocacy. Are there good
trails in your area that are closed to bikes (and presumably unicycles)?
With your local groups you can be a helpful part of opening those trails
up for legal use.
My local organization is called FATRAC (Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action
Committee). I get their newsletter, and have participated in a couple of
trail-building days, though not as many as I should. I also wrote a MUni
article for their newsletter a few years back.
Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone email@example.com
“Freedom is not free”