Re: Longest ride
Which way? Forwards or backwards?
I make the assumption one ride starts on the mount and ends on the dismount
(intended or not).
I have been riding a unicycle for 31 years. I really can’t calculate how far
I have travelled on a unicycle in that time. So I will focus on single
rides, that consist of the distance between mount and dismount.
Forwards, I crossed the city in one ride. The scenery was nice, and I got a
lot of attention, which I don’t really like that much. It was 40 Kilometers
or about 24 Miles. My record for going backwards in one ride is about 3
Kilometers or about 1.8 Miles. Though I may have out done that distance
without knowing it.
I used to ride up this hill on the sidewalk. The hill was part of a busy
street with lots of traffic. I remember spending one afternoon, riding up
the hill, pretending that it was getting harder and harder to climb, until I
came to a complete stop just before the crest of the hill. Then I would
pretend that the unicycle begane to roll bbackwards down the hill, and I was
a helpless victim just along for the ride. The cars stopped at the long
traffic light would get this show. And then the next batch, and the next
batch. And although, I was switching from forwards to backwards, it was a
single ride that lasted hours. So does switching direction count? I am not
sure, that’s why I asked
I like 180 reversals and multiple 360’s… I find that fun. While I can ride
with one leg, I still can’t ride with no legs. I need a new Unicycle though.
My good one was stolen, and the other one I ride is old and beatup.
I was thinking of going to a 26 inch wheel. I know the advantage for
distance and for terrain, but are they good for hotdogging too? Seems it
would take a lot more energy to get the wheel moving, and specifically to
change the direction of rotation, due to the increased mass. Anybody go
through the transition from 24 to 26 and likes to hotdog? I also want to do
more off road.
I used to off road a lot 20 years ago, before mountain bikes became popular.
And I switched my unicycle for the mountain bike technology. Is anybody
making Titanium frames, or carbon fiber?
I have also seen hand brakes. I don’t see how those work? I can go down
almost any grade hill, as long as the wheel can get some traction. My legs
are the brakes. The wheel doesn’t go faster than I pedal it. So is the brake
used to take pressure off the legs on a long downhill decent. And how easy
is it to adapt your balance and counter balance techniques when the wheel is
slowed by a brake system? And what about shocks for the forks? That sure
would help witht he drop offs and ruts. The seat post systems suck, so I am
interested in fork shocks.
Any advice will be appreciated.
“daino149” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I just want to know how long is the longest ride each of you have rode.
> Feel free to add additional details like where it was, how long it took,
> weather or not you had fun, what you were riding, or whatever else you
> For me, my longest ride was about 13 miles on my 24 inch Black Torker
> with 127’s and platform pedals (the rest is stock). The ride was a lot
> of fun, even the hill on it (dubbed Heart Break Hill by bikers) was
> more fun then I thought it would be.
> And for good measure, lets try one of these things:
> 1 rider 13 miles.
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