It’s nearly time for the Cheshire Bikeathon which is a big charity bike ride which goes on in my neck of the woods in aid of leukeamia research.
The last time I did it a couple of years ago I did the 13 mile ride, out of a choice of 6.5, 13, 26 and 52 mile rides. I did it on my 20" DM ringmaster…It was painful! I do not recommend spending that much time on a viscount saddle. My hat ended up being used as extra padding.
Hopefully I’ll have a 24"x3" by then as I don’t really fancy doing it on my onza 20" which is the only uni I have at the mo.
So yeah, I was just pondering what the furthest anyone’s been on a 20" uni.
In June 2002, I rode the whole length of the Gate to Southwell - a distance of 20 miles - on a Nimbus I, 20 inch unicycle with 125mm cranks, plastic pedals and a standard Viscount seat.
The Gate to Southwell is a “revived” traditional procerssion from Nottingham city centre to Southwell Minster. It includes formal processions at three or four stages, and lots of dancing and drinking of ale. I was wearing full Morris dancing costume including a tailcoat, straw hat, and bells on my shins. The noise got to me by mile 15.
The route is almost 100% tarmac, with only a few hills. For much of the distance, I was riding alone on country lanes as the dancers were shuttled ahead to keep to the schedule.
I couldn’t give times or average speeds because of the nature of the day. Suffice it to say that it would have been quicker on a Coker.
> The last time I did it a couple of years ago I did the 13 mile ride, out
> of a choice of 6.5, 13, 26 and 52 mile rides. I did it on my 20" DM
> ringmaster…It was painful! I do not recommend spending that much time
> on a viscount saddle. My hat ended up being used as extra padding.
> So yeah, I was just pondering what the furthest anyone’s been on a 20"
yeah i wouldnt try 12miles on a trials uni again, i did the 6miles to my girlfriends and then back a few months ago on 140 cranks and a seatpost set for a dwarfe, it may have been a KH seat but it wasnt that comfortable , took me an hour each way i think
John Childs took my Summit from Seattle, Washington to Moab, Utah…and back again. I think he bested the 6 mile mark within, well, the first 7 miles.
He was so sick of the Summit by the end of the trip that he tried to throw it under the wheels of a moving semi truck. When that failed (because he throws like a girl), he resorted to tossing it in the nearest dumpster. There is photographic evidence somewhere…