my snow uni pic in newspaper

Newspaper photographer is cruising around looking for something to take a picture of and along comes me on my uni.

The temperature was about 10 degrees F.

I scanned the picture from today’s Burlington Free Press (Vermont).

Funny thing is that my mom just called me from Santa Rosa CA. She came across the same picture in her local newspaper today, inside the front page. She said to herself “that looks a lot like Mark”, not really expecting that it was.

Her paper printed it twice as big as mine, with a longer caption.

What size tire was that? I’d like a studded tire for my muni, but haven’t found one in 24" yet…

Also, what kind of headgear is that under your helmet? Is it uncomfortable? I tend to wear my snowboarding helmet, but it tends to get really really hot… sweat was forming icicles on it on Tuesday :wink:

That’s “cool” (pun intended). It"s always nice to see a unicyclist in the news. That’s wierd that it ran in another newspaper on the opposite coast :wink:

It looks like a balaclava. I’ve got a thin one that goes quite well under a helmet, and is very comfortable, excellent if it’s really cold weather. It rarely gets cold enough here to need it though - if it’s just slightly cold I just wear a bandana under the helmet to stop the top of my head freezing (the cooling channels in the helmet are pretty efficient with a cold wind!)

I’ve been wearing my snowboarding helmet in the winter. It is pretty warm.

Very nice picture. It is indeed nice to see unicyclists doing cool stuff in the news. Too bad you aren’t getting paid for its syndication!

It is a balaclava under the helmet. It’s comfortable enough. Fairly thin but good down to zero degrees F.

Mine came from REI:

Here’s Wikipedia on balaclavas:

I need to find some kind of outer cover for the helmet, to block airflow through the vents.

The uni is a 28" (700c). The studded tire is Nokian.

Here’s a thread about studding your own MUni tires:

At the moment I spotted the newspaper photographer I was clutching the saddle handle. I think most people, unfamiliar with unicycles, would wonder what I was clutching. So I moved my hand to a more neutral position.

That’s my black “bum bag” on the front. I switched from wearing it in back after the second time I smashed a cell phone in a UPD.