Mountain Unicycling in WA state

I just got back from another great trail ride on my 24" Miyata. I rediscovered
unicycling about 2 months ago after a 30 year hiatus. Finding this newsgroup and
the great web pages on the net have added a sense of community that is important
in a sport that has so few enthusiasts.

I ride on cross-country ski trails in Leavenworth, Washington, a small ski town
in the Cascade mountains. I am not yet good enough to handle very rough terrain.
My current challenge is soft, loose sand. I sink in or spin my wheel- especially
when going up hill. I seem to do best when moving one pedal stroke at a time.

My current goals are to learn to jump, to idle more successfully, and to mount
from the side. Recently I’ve been able to spend an hour riding every couple of
days. I’m making enough progress to stay very motivated.

I hope to add a 26" wheel (Pashley Muni) to my stable when they become available
again. My local dealer says that Pashley won a huge contract with the British
postal service, and that this contract is delaying their production. The dealer
thought that the postal service was buying trikes and bikes, but you folks in
the UK should keep a look out for mail carriers on unis.

I’ve also ordered a 36" Coker tire unicycle-the monster truck of Munis. It
should come mid to late summer. We’ll see how well it handles off road.

My wife and I are avid tandem bicycle riders. If any of you will be at either
the Northwest Tandem Rally (Spokane, WA May 23-25) or the Sleeping Lady Tandem
Rally (Leavenworth, WA Sept 5-7), then bring your uni. I will find you there.

David Maxfield Seattle

Re: Mountain Unicycling in WA state

At 20:18 24/04/98 EDT, Maxfield D wrote:
>I just got back from another great trail ride on my 24" Miyata. I
rediscovered
>unicycling about 2 months ago after a 30 year hiatus. Finding this newsgroup
>and the great web pages on the net have added a sense of community that is
>important in a sport that has so few enthusiasts.
>
>I ride on cross-country ski trails in Leavenworth, Washington, a small ski town
>in the Cascade mountains. I am not yet good enough to handle very rough
>terrain. My current challenge is soft, loose sand. I sink in or spin my
wheel-
>especially when going up hill. I seem to do best when moving one pedal stroke
>at a time.
>
>My current goals are to learn to jump, to idle more successfully, and to
mount
>from the side. Recently I’ve been able to spend an hour riding every
couple of
>days. I’m making enough progress to stay very motivated.

You are lucky because probably the best person in the world to learn from lives
in the Wesr Coast. his name is John Foss, and he is living in California. I
suggest that when he announces some activity, you jump into the opportunity. To
be able to meet with other riders who share a lot with you is what really will
improve your skills.
>
>I hope to add a 26" wheel (Pashley Muni) to my stable when they become
>available again. My local dealer says that Pashley won a huge contract with the
>British postal service, and that this contract is delaying their production.
>The dealer thought that the postal service was buying trikes and bikes, but you
>folks in the UK should keep a look out for mail carriers on unis.

Maybe they can get a job. I have seen some of this riders and they could take
the mail in the middle of a storm.
>
>David Maxfield Seattle
>
Alberto Ruiz Puerto Rico Alberto Ruiz ruizb@coqui.net

Re: Mountain Unicycling in WA state

Maxfield,

> I hope to add a 26" wheel (Pashley Muni) to my stable when they become
>
> available again. My local dealer says that Pashley won a huge contract with
> the British postal service, and that this contract is delaying their
> production. The dealer thought that the postal service was buying trikes
> and bikes, but you folks in the UK should keep a look out for mail carriers
> on unis.

I have just got the first one of the next batch, so it should not be too long
befor they start apearing over your side of the pond. The funny bit is that it
is now spare as the person who wanted it does not now. Ahhhhhhhhh

Cheers

Roger

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Want to get the word out about MUNI’s in WA/ID? Read here.

MUNI is a great sport, but also a great secret. Think of how many people have said to you that they have never heard about munis. Think of how many people are missing out on a great sport, if they only knew.

I’m trying to make a dent in this gap by writing an article for OutThere Monthly, which is a regional outdoors newspaper for the Inland Northwest. I’m looking for someone in eastern Washington or northern Idaho that munis to be part of the article. Does anyone know any muni riders in that part of the world? I would really appreciate it. You can respond here or email me at eg.gillis@gmail.com.

You may know my brother, Jerry Gruss, who is an avid mountain unicycler.

Thanks so much. I could use you help. Don’t by shy! It’s for the good of the order.

^^Nice 10 year bump :stuck_out_tongue: I don’t think anyone would have yelled at you if you made a new thread :wink:

I’ve never even seen a thread in this forum that is that old. I didn’t even know the forum is that old. :astonished:

Hey, im From Spokane as well.

Ill send you an e-mail.

Hey! New here…

So I’m from Spokane as well!! And I’m looking for some advice…

What kind of unicycle shoul I get? I’m 18, 6’ 4". And I’m kinda interested in doing a little rough terrain, as well as some street too of course. So what should I get? Keep in mind I’ve never touched one before…

Also, do you Spokane guys know a store in Spokane where I can buy one? I live in the valley.

Thanks so much!

Adam