Skiing: missed opportunity regrets

I was persuaded to take my muni to Courchevel, where I was
skiing last week. That is, until I realised I would be well over my
weight limit, what with the ski-boots and all.

Right from the first day I regretted not having the opportunity
to try riding down some of the pistes, or even off piste. Bugger!
Bugger, bugger, bugger! I’ll definitely take it next time.

So my question is, has anyone taken a muni skiing with them,
and how did it work out? Would I have need a tyre with metal
studs?

I’m told I also missed a couple of guys juggling whilst skiing…
Those who saw this were impressed.

Arnold the Aardvark

British Unicycle Convention 9:
Kidderminster, 19-21 April 2002
http://www.unicycle.org.uk/buc9

Umm… How do you ski and unicycle at the same time?

My English was imprecise. I wanted to cycle down some of the
(not too steep) pistes. I’ve cycled on snow before, but only on
the flat. I wondered how other people have got on with this.

Arnold the Aardvark

British Unicycle Convention 9:
Kidderminster, 19-21 April 2002

Arnold the Aardvark wrote:
> I was persuaded to take my muni to Courchevel, where I was
> skiing last week. That is, until I realised I would be well over my
> weight limit, what with the ski-boots and all.

I told you so, I told you so, I told you so.

You should’ve left the boots behind.

> Would I have need a tyre with metal studs?

Only if you’re a wuss. :wink:

> British Unicycle Convention 9:
> Kidderminster, 19-21 April 2002
> http://www.unicycle.org.uk/buc9

Regards,
Mark.

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In the new Kris Holm video, One Tired Guy, there is a segment called Whitetrax which features Kris riding down a ski mountain. It is very entertaining. I would like to try it, but I’ll bet it would be hard to get the mountain to let you.

Ben

You should have gone for it Arnold.
I watched Zyllan (who has been to the Kidderminster meet a couple or three
times) riding a giraffe, with a standard tyre, down a 15-20 degree snow
slope with good control just after at the beginning of the year. I
suppose deep snow would have been more of a problem, but it seemed that the
high pressure contact point of just one wheel really helped the traction.
Slowing and turning quickly not advised, keeping it smooth is what I would
guess is best.
Didn’t have any clubs with him, or else the video would have been even
better.