Red Bull 2005 entries needed

Riders wanted.

Do you have take part in the 24hour Mountain Mayhem race on a Unicycle? 24 - 26th June 2005. We have competed in the event for the last few years, racing against mountain bikes. We don’t win, but we don’t come last by any means!

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33509&highlight=Redbull

This is not a thing everyone can to, you have to be over 18, be fit, good at offroad, ride a 29" or coker and don’t mind getting totally wiped out. I do mean totally whiped out! It leaves me so tired I just collapse after each lap (10 miles).

If you are intrested then contact me on Roger@unicycle.uk.com and I will sort out the entries. Unicycle.com subsides the entries and sponsers the teams. There is a time limit for saying yes… we need the names by the beginning of March.

If you are travelling in from outside the UK we can probably sort out accomadation before and after the event.

Roger

Hard core cross country unicyclists required

Roger’s off to Taiwan again and left me to bump this thread. If you’re interested in doing this truely awesome 24hr event (one of the biggest in Europe I believe) then add your names to this thread. You can also email Roger if you want to.

Please read our reports from last year’s event (see above). It’s a hard, but great weekend with tons of socialising to be done as well as riding. Each year there’s about 1700 riders, of which unicyclists have numbered up to 13. You wouldn’t beleive how much encouragement and support we get from the ‘two wheeled’ ones. We truely are heros in their eyes.

Confirmed riders so far are as follows:

Roger Davies
Steve Colligan
Des Devlin
Chris Dobbie
Sam Dobbie
Mark Wiggins
John Himsworth

Like I say, just add you name to this list.

See you all at this years BUC in April.
Steve

Confirmed riders so far are as follows:

Roger Davies
Steve Colligan
Des Devlin
Chris Dobbie
Sam Dobbie
Mark Wiggins
John Himsworth
Steve Robertson
Joe McLean

Sorry Steve & Joe for missing you off the first list. I just pasted Roger’s list straight in, but I knew that you’re both confirmed riders.

Steve

Sorry but I won’t be able to come over this year for it. We are doing two of these in Canada and “24 Hours of Light” is the same weekend as Redbull.

I will say that Redbull is a fantastic event and I had a blast last year even though the weather created almost comically bad conditions for part of the time. I don’t think a unicycle team will ever beat 139 mountain bike teams the way we did last year!

If you’re considering this at all, I really really recommend it. Roger and the others are great organizers and you will have a great time if you go for it.

Thread discussing the 2004 race

—Nathan

Isn’t Unicon 13 following on shortly after in 2006? Hmmmm…

Dunno if my email got lost in the void or not, but put me on the list…

Phil

Re: Red Bull 2005 entries needed

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 20:40:34 -0600, “GizmoDuck” wrote:

>Isn’t Unicon 13 following on shortly after in 2006? Hmmmm…

After Red Bull 2006? I haven’t seen dates for it but supposing it is
end June 2006, while Unicon XIII is 23 July - 2 August 2006, you have
3 - 4 weeks to bridge.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

people who unicycle are shyly exhibitionistic - GILD

Confirmed riders so far are as follows:

Roger Davies
Steve Colligan
Des Devlin
Chris Dobbie
Sam Dobbie
Mark Wiggins
John Himsworth
Steve Robertson
Joe McLean
Phil Himsworth

Thanks for that Phil. I knew you were up for it again - I just needed that confirmation. Your email must be lost in Roger’s filing system!!

Phil: If you can make it to the BUC this year then I’ll see you there.

Nathan: Thanks for the post, but sorry you can’t make it this year. Good luck in your 24hr events though.

Steve

This event is AWESOME and i always look forward to it every year.

Yet again i am sure we will whoop some bikers arses!

I guess my email is somewhere with Phil’s.

I’m up for it.

Paul

erm erm…
Ow!
Okay I’ve twisted my arm - add me to the list!

Leo White

Confirmed riders so far are as follows:

Roger Davies
Steve Colligan
Des Devlin
Chris Dobbie
Sam Dobbie
Mark Wiggins
John Himsworth
Steve Robertson
Joe McLean
Phil Himsworth
Leo White
Paul Royle

Thanks for that Leo & Paul.
Anybody else want to add their names to the list?

Steve

after much thought… count me in too, if I’m not too late!
thanks
Mike

I figure I have just 16 weeks to recover my fitness back to last October’s level & as the years go past this will be harder to achieve. I’ve got to do this one year…

Can I be added to the slowest team? Alternatively put me in as reserve for the slow team.

Keith Griffiths

Thanks for that Mike. No, you’re not too late, so I’ve added your name to the list.

Confirmed riders so far are as follows:

Roger Davies
Steve Colligan
Des Devlin
Chris Dobbie
Sam Dobbie
Mark Wiggins
John Himsworth
Steve Robertson
Joe McLean
Phil Himsworth
Leo White
Paul Royle
Mike Penton

Anybody else think they might be up for it? It’s not too late to put your name down - but if you could let us know as soon as possible then that would help us.

Our record number of unicyclists taking part in this endurance event is actually the number we have at the moment. Wouldn’t it be great if we could better that! So, stop thinking about it and add you name to this ever growing list of ‘heros’.

How about it Joe Rowing, Joe Marshall, Sarah & Paul, Rocket, Matt, etc, etc. How often do you get to be REAL HEROS in the eyes of mountain bikers for a whole weekend? :smiley:

Steve

I wish my fitness level was up to or could be got up to that necessary for this event, alas I’m a realist, but next year……….

I think we have 16 for the Lifestyles race this year (3 teams of 5 plus 1 solo). Last year we had 15. Our record for 24 Hours of Adrenalin in California is 12 (team of 5 and team of 7). In NZ last year we also had 12 (2 teams of 5 plus 2 solo).

Sounds like you guys are going to have a great time.

—Nathan

I should have added that I’ll be in the slowest team too!

My name didn’t appear on the latest list, therefore I’ll add it myself.

Roger Davies
Steve Colligan
Des Devlin
Chris Dobbie
Sam Dobbie
Mark Wiggins
John Himsworth
Steve Robertson
Joe McLean
Phil Himsworth
Leo White
Paul Royle
Mike Penton
Keith Griffiths

Can’t do it this year, I’m really busy around then. Hopefully should be able to play in 2006 though.

Joe