On the off chance there are some Norway-based unicyclists here (some “lurkers”?) who are not also part of the Facebook or Strava Norwegian unicycle groups (or perhaps just some unicyclists who happen to be around the Oslo area in 2 weeks) just a heads up. @UniMyra is trying to arrange a little cycle tour around Oslo.
We will meet up at the Opera house at 10AM on the 11th of June and cycle along the sea towards Bygdøy and up to the Monolith in Frogner/ Vigelands park. For those on smaller unis who don’t want to go the entire way, they can break off here (about 7km).
After a break the rest of us on bigger unicycles (e.g. 29″/36″) will continue cycling through the the park, up Kirkeveien to Akerselva. Down Akerselva to Grønland (will probably make some stops along Akerselva). Then on to Grønland is about 15km. It is possible to stop here if you think it is far enough. Further up at Kværner and Valhallveien and up to Ekeberg. We will certainly stop on the corner overlooking the city for a photo op. Further up to Ekeberg park with a stop at the ‘engletrappa’. Then down the Bekkelagsveien to Mosseveien through the Middelalderparken and to Munch Brygge. The entire route is about 25 km.
@UniMyra and I did a test ride of the route yesterday and stopped at Villa Paradiso for beer and pizza, and yes we can do that after the round itself as well.
(If you plan on doing that, remember to bring a lock or two!)
If there is someone who might be able to join but doesn’t have a big unicycle and wants to borrow one, contact me and I will lend you a 36er. However if you have never ridden a unicycle that size, you should do it soon so you have some time to practise. Oh and it has no brakes.
I told Mrs Impossible that there was a Uni tour of Oslo coming up, and she said: “When? We should go! Let’s go!”
She was pretty disappointed to hear that it wasn’t necessarily an international destination event. She has a lot of fond memories from the 2 years she lived in Oslo. I visited a few times, we went mountain biking, hiking, XC skiing. No unicycle… yet.
It’s not exactly related to this tour, but I am currently in Sweden (Östhamar) and I am planning a tour to Oslo during my next break (in 2 weeks). It would be a 620 kms ride that I would do on 8 days, sleeping in hamac when no other option is available. And I wanted to know if any locals would have advices, or would like to do a part of the travel with me (or make me discover Oslo on a uni).
I am not sure of doing it, but it might be better to ask early and not doing it in the end than asking too late.
After a bit of thinking, I might start from Oslo, this way when I will arrive, I will be at home and I should be able to just think about resting, and if for any reason I end up being late it would be way easier to find a way to get back home.
But I am still not sure that I will do it, because I have to get a medical certificate for unicon, and if I cannot get an apointment at another moment than in the middle of these weeks, I won’t have time.
Except if you or another Oslo’s unicyclist knows or is a doctor and could get me an apointment. But that is definitly not my favourite solution.
But if I go I would left in Oslo around July 1st .
And don’t worry, for long rides I don’t go that fast (up to 18-19 kph mean).