I put a little kid bike trailor on my uni once, but i did ride far with it. It worked ok, it was a little weird at first but not too bad, It wasn’t very practical for me cause I didn’t need to cary anything, It was just an experiment.
well for one, you can have a nice big hydration pack that you can keep food, water, bandaids, more food, extra clothes and other necesseties in. then, you can strap a sleeping bag under your seat or behind your seat if you have the T7 handle.
I think thats all you would want, but I’m not sure.
I think a wagon type thing would be a pretty bad Idea, because it would be heavy, and it would be really awkward to pull it because you would have to lean forward alot. I think it could possibly flip over on turns too.
I’ve been planing on a 180 mile, 6ish day Coker ride on the C&O Canal. About 42 lbs of stuff (everything that’s not flesh and blood) including the 20 lb Coker with about 13 lbs (including 6 lbs of water) on my back, the rest under the seat. It’s amazing what you can pare it down to if you really try. Most food will be gotten on the way, the lightest (0.457 lbs) bivy I could find, 1 oz stove (that I plan on using two or three times), titanium pot, to warm for a real sleeping bag so just a silk liner and three sets (two changes) of clothes. at this point, sleeping pads are for wimps - I bet I don’t say that the first night in the bivy!
i disagree with skianduni, it is absolutely possible to pull (certain) bike trailers behind a unicycle, as smcmorrow and I have done so this year (there are pictures of his sister riding it in his gallery i think)
Unfortunately, Ive never tried riding for any distance on it, and can’t attest to whether it would be practical or not.
Trailers are horrible on bikes, let alone unicycles.
If you really wanna carry all that gear, strap the sleeping bag to the back of your seat, lightweight tent is 2 or 3 lbs so can go in a daysack on your back, use a lightweight sleeping bag. sleeping mat straps to the outside of your bag if you really want one.
Most people take way more stuff than they need camping. If you have lightweight gear it needn’t make your bag super heavy.
Personally I’ve done some 150 mile rides just with a big camelbak, sleeping bag attached to the uni, and a bivvi bag inside the camelbak.
The big problem with taking loads of gear and going slow, is that you inevitably half the speed you can go, so for a given distance it ends up costing more.
You didn’t say that when you were staying in a tent you could stand up in, lying on an airbed and placing ornaments on the shelving units up in Yorkshire earlier this year
I agree with BluntRM though. If you know your itinary for a long journey then posting supplies to each stop off is by far the easiest. You still need to carry emergency tools as well as a days worth of food, drink, clothing and maps, but that is quite easy to get in to a smallish pack.
As an aside, I was staying with friends over xmas, and unicycled the 6 miles or so to their house with a back pack full of 7 litres of beer, many presents and changes of clotes etc. The beer was all packed low down, and I was surprised as to how well the uni handled.
I’ve ridden with a bike trailer. I didn’t attach it to the unicycle though. It was the kind with a tongue that comes up and attaches to the seat. I just held the tongue in my hand. I found that it works much better pushing it in front than pulling it behind. You constantly have to correct it though cause it likes to veer off your intended route. If you wanted to get something a few blocks it might be worthwhile, but for distance it would just wipe you out.