At 02:05 AM 9/23/97 -0400, Matthew Udall wrote:
>Thanks for putting together such a wonderful weekend for all of the riders. I
>had a great time, and enjoyed getting a taste of what mountain unicycling is
Now that I am recovered and mostly caught up on sleep, I’ll take this
opportunity to thank everyone who came to the 1997 California Mountain Unicycle
Weekend. Your participation and good spirits are what made the event a success.
Special thanks to the people who helped out, who are many. Everything from the
simple carrying of stuff and relaying messages to running the races and making
airport runs. You know who you are.
Thanks Brett for picking up Beirne Konarski at the airport, and marking the
trail with disappearing signs.
Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Heaton for running the stopwatch and clipboard so I could take
pictures of the races.
(Thanks also to the gasoline fairy, who filled up my tank when he drove my car
to the foot of the trail. It took me a while to notice that, but I did!)
Thanks to the anonymous donor who paid extra this year, just like last year. At
least this year his unicycle didn’t break in half!
Thanks to all the winners of our fabulous prizes from the Swag Bag. What I mean
is, thank you for smiling politely as you walked up and chose from that stuff.
37 lift tickets were used on Saturday. Though some were bikes, there were over
40 people on the slopes that day (some walking), compared with about 30 riders
last year. On the second day there were less, but 37 people posed in front of
the Foresthill Bridge for our group photo. This was a lot more than last year’s
second day, on which we had about a dozen riders.
Three brave riders Brett Bymaster, Roger Davies and Jonathan Young rode from the
Northstar Village to the top of the mountain, a 2300 foot altitude gain.
Starting at about 6000 feet, more than a mile above sea level. Ouch! (Then they
rode back down) They enjoyed it, and that’s what counts.
I’ll be writing more about it, but I’d also like to hear from you attendees,
from your points of view. This time I will try to include it all in the web
page, which I’ve got to start working on. I’ve got all my pictures back, but not
yet in a book . . .
>I have posted some of the photos that I shot on a web page located at
I hope he doesn’t mind me sharing his URL with the rest of you. His pictures
were up already on Monday!
>Also, send me the URL to one of your web pages that I can link to my site.
Please link to the main page:
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Please send me pictures that are good. I’ll pay for them. I am
always looking for decent pictures with me in them, especially (for Mom).
VIDEOGRAPHERS: If you have video, I’d like to buy a copy. Also, you
Mary Perkins 1-800-995-6808 (buys interesting video for TV)
Allison Barth at Real TV 213-860-5134 (Los Angeles)
Get your videos shown on TV so everyone can see what we do!
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
“Let’s get Dirty!”
<bigger>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
<bigger>“Unicycles R Us”