Unicon Workshops

Hi.

It’s time to take all the good ideas from this forum and turn them into lots
of great workshops at Unicon.

We’ve got five fun-filled evenings set aside for this. Although other events
will be going on simultaneously, the workshops will be a great place to
spend time, learn things, teach things, and meet people!

Here’s a partial list of possible workshops:

Mounts – Beginning
Mounts --Intermediate
Mounts – Advanced
Mounts –- Giraffe
Mounts – Specific (?)
Learn to Ride (Adults, Kids)
Learn to Idle
One-Foot Riding
Conquering the #*%$! 10 x 10 cm Obstacle
Hop on Wheel
Seat Out Skills
Backwards
Wheel Walk
Spins, Pirouettes
Gliding
How to Teach Unicycling
New Possible (Real) Skill Levels Beyond 10
Ultimate Wheel
BC Wheel
Two Wheeler Riding
Unicycle Games
More Unicycle Games
Sumo/Gladiators
Learn to Play Hockey
Learn to Play Basketball
Learn to Play Quidditch
Unusual Unicycles
Uni.5
How to Justify Buying Yet Another Unicycle
New Equipment
Uni Maintenance (Air seats?)
Building a Uni
Judging Freestyle
Judging Standard Skill
Level Testing
Building a Freestyle Routine
Ask the Experts
Pairs Riding
Group Riding Skills
Unicycle Acrobatics
Trials Skills
Trials Scoring
Muni Techniques
Mowing Your Lawn on a Unicycle
Jumping Rope on a Unicycle
Cokers and Distance Riding
Learn to Juggle
How to Turn Ketchup Packets into Tomato Soup to Save Money to Buy a Uni
Faster Racing
Future of the Sport
Starting a Unicycle Club
Building a Unicycle Club
RSU Participants Chat

Here’s what I need.

  1. Let me know if you have any other ideas for workshops.
  2. Let me know which workshops sound interesting to you.
  3. Let me know which workshops you might be willing to help with. We’ll
    need LOTS of helpers!

If you are going to Unicon, I would like to hear from you! Now! (Please.)

If you aren’t going, but want to suggest other topics, go ahead! (Or change
your mind and come!)

Send your comments here or to cettermclean (at) hotmail.com. Once I get
some feedback, I’ll start setting up as many workshops as possible.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Carol
Minnesota


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Re: Unicon Workshops

Carol McLean wrote…
>
>Hi.
>
>It’s time to take all the good ideas from this forum and turn them into lots
>of great workshops at Unicon.
>
>We’ve got five fun-filled evenings set aside for this. Although other events
>will be going on simultaneously, the workshops will be a great place to
>spend time, learn things, teach things, and meet people!
>
>Here’s a partial list of possible workshops:
>
>Mounts – Beginning
>Mounts --Intermediate
>Mounts – Advanced
>Mounts e$B!&e(B Giraffe
>Mounts – Specific (?)
>Learn to Ride (Adults, Kids)
>Learn to Idle
>One-Foot Riding
>Conquering the #*%$! 10 x 10 cm Obstacle
>Hop on Wheel
>Seat Out Skills
>Backwards
>Wheel Walk
>Spins, Pirouettes
>Gliding
>How to Teach Unicycling

I would like to do such a workshop as I have much experience in this and have
written a couple of books on the subject.

>New Possible (Real) Skill Levels Beyond 10
>Ultimate Wheel

I could help with this, perhaps as an assistant.

>BC Wheel
>Two Wheeler Riding
>Unicycle Games
>More Unicycle Games
>Sumo/Gladiators
>Learn to Play Hockey
>Learn to Play Basketball
>Learn to Play Quidditch
>Unusual Unicycles
>Uni.5
>How to Justify Buying Yet Another Unicycle
>New Equipment
>Uni Maintenance (Air seats?)
>Building a Uni
>Judging Freestyle
>Judging Standard Skill
>Level Testing
>Building a Freestyle Routine
>Ask the Experts
>Pairs Riding
>Group Riding Skills
>Unicycle Acrobatics
>Trials Skills
>Trials Scoring
>Muni Techniques
>Mowing Your Lawn on a Unicycle
>Jumping Rope on a Unicycle
>Cokers and Distance Riding
>Learn to Juggle
>How to Turn Ketchup Packets into Tomato Soup to Save Money to Buy a Uni
>Faster Racing
>Future of the Sport
>Starting a Unicycle Club
>Building a Unicycle Club
>RSU Participants Chat
>
>Here’s what I need.
>
>1. Let me know if you have any other ideas for workshops.
>2. Let me know which workshops sound interesting to you.
>3. Let me know which workshops you might be willing to help with. We’ll
>need LOTS of helpers!
>
>If you are going to Unicon, I would like to hear from you! Now! (Please.)
>
>If you aren’t going, but want to suggest other topics, go ahead! (Or change
>your mind and come!)
>
>Send your comments here or to cettermclean (at) hotmail.com. Once I get
>some feedback, I’ll start setting up as many workshops as possible.
>
>Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
>
>Carol
>Minnesota
>
>
>
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Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
Website: http://www.kanji.org

Re: Unicon Workshops

From: “Jack Halpern” <jack@kanji.org>
Subject: Re: Unicon Workshops

> >How to Teach Unicycling
>
>I would like to do such a workshop as I have much experience in this and
>have
>written a couple of books on the subject.
>
> >New Possible (Real) Skill Levels Beyond 10
> >Ultimate Wheel
>
>I could help with this, perhaps as an assistant.
>

Great! Thanks.

Update: So far, eight kind souls have generously volunteered their time and
talents to help with various workshops. And we need lots more! Please send
me an email as soon as you can. We need to hear from both experienced
workshop leaders and many new leaders and helpers.

And we need to know which workshops you want to see on the final list.

Thanks. Danke. Merci.

Carol
Minnesota


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Re: Unicon Workshops

Now I’m getting really excited about UNICON. I am unofficially just under the level 2 range. Here’s the list of the workshops you mentioned that I woul love to take part in:

Mounts --Intermediate
Mounts – Advanced
Learn to Idle
One-Foot Riding
Hop on Wheel
Seat Out Skills
Gliding
How to Teach Unicycling
Ultimate Wheel
Unicycle Games
Learn to Play Hockey
Learn to Play Quidditch
Uni.5
Uni Maintenance (Air seats?)
Building a Uni
Muni Techniques

Thanks very much!

I could help with a workshop on air seats. To get the most out of such a workshop it would be best to have several people present their own ideas on air seat design. I have an air seat design that works well for muni but not so well for longer Coker style rides. I’d like to get some ideas for making a more Coker friendly air seat. Anyone else up to doing a workshop on air seats?

A workshop on Profile hub maintenance might also be a good one. It would be a good exucse for some people to pull their Profile cranks off and grease the thing up again. It’s more fun to do that sort of stuff in a group than by yourself.

john_childs

Re: Unicon Workshops

John, I’ll help you with this one, as long as it is scheduled sometime when
we’re not out riding. Maybe an evening?

—Nathan

“john_childs” <john_childs.74ihz@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:john_childs.74ihz@timelimit.unicyclist.com
>
> I could help with a workshop on air seats. To get the most out of such
> a workshop it would be best to have several people present their own
> ideas on air seat design. I have an air seat design that works well for
> muni but not so well for longer Coker style rides. I’d like to get some
> ideas for making a more Coker friendly air seat. Anyone else up to
> doing a workshop on air seats?
>
> A workshop on Profile hub maintenance might also be a good one. It
> would be a good exucse for some people to pull their Profile cranks off
> and grease the thing up again. It’s more fun to do that sort of stuff
> in a group than by yourself.
>
> john_childs

I shan’t be at the event, but this seems an opportunity to float an idea I had a while ago: slalom.

No, not ski style, swooping between poles, but canoe/kayak style through gates. There’s a reason…

In kayaking and canoeing, the best bit (for many paddlers, but not all) is playing on rough or fast moving water - but stretches of such water are comparatively rare on small rivers. So what they do is hang a number of gates (two poles about 3 feet apart) at various points over a short stretch of rough water. The gates are coded so that you have to go through them in a specific order, passing through some upstream, and others downstream. This produces a complex and challenging route, even if there is only a small area of interesting water.

The competitors are timed from passing through the first gate to passing through the last, with penalties imposed for missing or hitting gates. I suppose there are some similarities to showjumping, although it’s rather wetter.

So, in unicycling, many riders love the challenges of riding on rough or broken ground, although they may not have (or wish to have) the technical skills of jumping and hopping (etc.) needed to do trials. So why not… have a set of gates (vertical poles about 2 - 3 feet apart) positioned approriately on a small area of broken and difficult ground, and then time people as they ride through them in a set sequence - perhaps with some gates specified for riding through in reverse? It would require a minimum of equipment, only a small area of ground (say the size of a tennis court) and would be fun for riders of all abilities, and a good spectator sport.

Re: Unicon Workshops

On Sun, 30 Jun 2002 21:13:58 -0500, “Carol McLean”
<cettermclean@hotmail.com> wrote:

>If you aren’t going, but want to suggest other topics, go ahead! (Or change
>your mind and come!)
What an impressive and enthusing list!
Just another workshop suggestion: Mounting a Coker.

Klaas Bil (not planning to change his mind)

RE: Unicon Workshops

Carol, All,

> It’s time to take all the good ideas from this forum and turn
> them into lots of great workshops at Unicon.

I had a list of workshops I wanted to do, which I can’t find now. Hmmph.
Here we go again. First I’ll mention the ones I like on your list:

> One-Foot Riding
> Conquering the #*%$! 10 x 10 cm Obstacle
> Hop on Wheel
> Seat Out Skills
> Backwards
> Wheel Walk
> Spins, Pirouettes
> Gliding

Many or all of these could be combined into a single, hands-on workshop if
needed. I have often done something similar at juggling conventions. If
handled as a group, it might be easier to recruit teachers.

> How to Teach Unicycling

This should be offered at every convention, regardless of size.

> Sumo/Gladiators

Steve Dressler and I will be in charge of this one!

> Uni Maintenance (Air seats?)

A maintenance workshop is also a great idea, to be done at every convention.
People can get their clunkers fixed up, or share their experiences with what
works.

> Judging Freestyle

I will do one of these, or defer to someone else if they do. We have a major
shortage of skilled Freestyle judges.

I will also do a workshop on judging Open-X. That event and Freestyle are
not one in the same, and anyone who’s going to judge or watch it should know
the difference (especially the judges).

> Building a Freestyle Routine

This would be a fun one too, but I will first concentrate on how to judge
(/watch) them.

> How to Turn Ketchup Packets into Tomato Soup to Save Money to
> Buy a Uni

This should be combined with the one on justifying unicycle purchases.

> Future of the Sport

I was going to do one along these lines also. See my list below.


BTW, everyone needs to realize that everything on Carol’s big list are
suggested workshops. Only a few of them are actually going to happen, as
of today. She is seeking volunteers to be in charge of them. Please step up.
Below are the ones I would like to do.

  1. Sumo
  2. Freestyle Judging
  3. Open-X Judging
  4. The Future of the Sport, and Conventions
  5. Competition Rules (General)
  6. 700C Racing
  7. Volunteering for the USA and IUF (includes being part of On One Wheel)
  8. Building a Freestyle Routine

I feel like I’m forgetting something, so another one or two may follow. Now
here are the descriptions. Everybody doing a workshop has to provide a
description, so people will know what to expect. This will help them decide
which ones to go to, especially if more than one are scheduled at a time.

  1. Sumo
    Okay, so this one isn’t a workshop per-se. It’s the UNICON 11 World Unicycle
    Sumo Championships! A lighthearted bunch of fun, where we explain how to
    play, and then send you in for the slaughter. Come watch, or try it out.
    One-on-one games of basically wrestling inside a marked circle. Push your
    opponent out, or knock him/her down to win the round. Competitors are
    roughly divided by weight. Details to be explained on-site. John Foss and
    Steve Dressler are your referees.

  2. How to Judge (and Watch) Freestyle Unicycling
    This workshop is not just for potential judges, though we can always use
    more of them. If you know the rules and judging criteria, watching
    Freestyle competitions can be more interesting as well. You can’t
    second-guess the judges unless you know what they’re supposed to be doing.
    Rules Committee member John Foss will go over the judging criteria for
    Freestyle events (Individual, Pairs, Group), and explain how to turn that
    information into ranking of the riders you see. Common things to look out
    for. Common judging mistakes. Uncommon performances. How to judge two
    totally different types of acts. How to judge a big group of kids vs. a
    small group of experts. All will be covered.

  3. Open-X, What it’s all about, and how to Judge/Watch it
    The Open-X event, a modification of Individual Freestyle, has been greatly
    modified since its debut at the 2001 USA convention. Learn what this event
    is about, what it’s supposed to be, and how to judge it. It’s not the same
    as Freestyle!

  4. The Future of the Sport, and Conventions
    Are you getting everything out of these conventions that you’d like? Is
    there too much competition? Not enough? Too many age groups? Should the
    competitive events be for experts only? John Foss’ goal is to make a better
    convention, one that more people will go to. He believes conventions can be
    money-makers instead of money-losers, which is very important in terms of
    finding future hosts. In this workshop we will discuss what people think
    would improve our conventions, and where we think our sport is headed, as
    well as where we think it should head.

  5. Competition Rules (General Discussion)
    People always want to talk about rules, and make new suggestions, at the
    corporate meetings of the USA and IUF. But there isn’t time there, and it’s
    not the proper forum. So we are setting aside a place and time to do just
    that. Find out about why we have all these rules, where they came from, and
    how you can be involved in the process of improving them. This is the place
    to bring your ideas, complaints, and revelations. Points brought up at this
    workshop will be forwarded to the Rules Committees when they start on their
    next round of changes.

  6. 700C Racing
    The new issue of On One Wheel contains an article about this. It’s time for
    unicycle racing to grow up. People are riding every day on unicycles with
    26", 28", and even 36" wheels. They are common now. The reason we race on
    24" wheels is that it used to be the biggest size commonly available. Not
    any more. It’s time to start the transition to a more sensible size, using
    the same wheels road racing bikes use. It’s time for faster speeds, new
    records, and greater excitement at the track. At this workshop we will
    discuss what this idea is all about, and how people think we should make the
    transition from 24" racing. Workshop host John Foss would like to see some
    24" racing remain, but perhaps aimed at more casual riders who aren’t
    interested in special-purpose racing unicycles. Some races should be for
    everybody, and some should be experts-only, like any national or world
    championship would be.

  7. Volunteering for the USA and IUF
    (This workshop needs a better title. Ideas?) This workshop is about how you
    can, and should, get involved in making our sport bigger and better. Just as
    an accomplished rider should teach at least some beginners, people who
    benefit from these conventions and volunteer-run organizations should get
    involved. Both the USA and IUF need people to run them, and to help out with
    specific jobs. Find out how you can be a part of:

  • The Executive Committee - running the business
  • A Merchandise Person - helping to sell our wares
  • An Internet Person - helping keep up or add to our Web sites
  • A Newsletter Person - helping find or create content
  • A Convention Person - helping put the next one together
  • A Public Relations Person - getting more press for unicycling, or seeking
    funding
    Etc., etc. Sound interesting? It’s like taking a college class, only a lot
    more fun!
  1. Building a Freestyle Routine
    Watched a lot of Freestyle competition? Then you may agree there’s a need
    for this one. Being a good unicycle rider does not make one a good
    performer. To excel at Freestyle, you have to be both. This workshop will
    help you take what you’ve got and turn it into a performance that might win
    you the gold. It starts with a determination of the skills you can do, vs.
    the skills you can sort of do, vs. the skills you wish you could do. Be
    realistic. Then figure out how you want to string them together. Then figure
    out if you want to tell a story or be a character. How to put together a
    beginning, a middle, and an end. How to avoid the common mistakes. How to
    deal with dismounts in the performance. And much more.

Hope you like them!

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
2002 NAUCC and UNICON Referee
jfoss@unicycling.com

Go to NAUCC and UNICON 2002! www.nwcue.org

Re: Unicon Workshops

Greetings

In message “Re: Unicon Workshops”,
Nathan Hoover wrote…
>John, I’ll help you with this one, as long as it is scheduled sometime when
>we’re not out riding. Maybe an evening?
>
>—Nathan
>
>“john_childs” <john_childs.74ihz@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
>news:john_childs.74ihz@timelimit.unicyclist.com
>>
>> I could help with a workshop on air seats. To get the most out of such

I have had enough of a painful behind on my Coker and am interested in purchasing
a good air seat. I don’t ride long distances – usually just 5 to 10 kilometers
per ride. Can someone make such a seat for me, with built-in visible spedometer
if possible, and bring it to Unicon? I will pay whatever it costs.

>> a workshop it would be best to have several people present their own
>> ideas on air seat design. I have an air seat design that works well for
>> muni but not so well for longer Coker style rides. I’d like to get some
>> ideas for making a more Coker friendly air seat. Anyone else up to
>> doing a workshop on air seats?
>>
>> A workshop on Profile hub maintenance might also be a good one. It
>> would be a good exucse for some people to pull their Profile cranks off
>> and grease the thing up again. It’s more fun to do that sort of stuff
>> in a group than by yourself.
>>
>> john_childs
>
>
>___________________________________________________________________________
>rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu
>

Stay on top, Jack Halpern
Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
Website: http://www.kanji.org

RE: Unicon Workshops

Dear Carol

I am Rod Lambert from Canberra Australia and will be attending the UNICON
with my son Tom (aged 11) and 7 other Canberrans. Your list of workshop
topics looks fantastic and is most comprehensive. I cannot think of any
significant topic areas outside of your list below. I am personally
interested in the general topic of “how to teach” and “how to learn”. We
established a club in Canberra in February 2001 and the club is increasing
in size. We believe it is now the largest unicycle group in Australia and I
would like to learn how to develop and teach the sport in the best possible
ways.

Tom will be interested to develop his riding skills in various areas. He
can already free mount the giraffe and regularly rides the Coker.

We will both be happy to help in any way possible.

Rod

-----Original Message-----
From: Australian Unicycling Society [mailto:unicyc@afmagic.com]
Sent: Monday, 1 July 2002 18:04
To: Dale Newbery; David Buchanan; Nic Vevers; Rod Lambert; Shane
Brereton2; Tom Lambert
Subject: Fw: Unicon Workshops

----- Original Message -----
From: “Carol McLean” <cettermclean@hotmail.com>
To: <rsu@unicycling.org>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 12:13 PM
Subject: Unicon Workshops

Hi.

It’s time to take all the good ideas from this forum and turn them into lots
of great workshops at Unicon.

We’ve got five fun-filled evenings set aside for this. Although other events
will be going on simultaneously, the workshops will be a great place to
spend time, learn things, teach things, and meet people!

Here’s a partial list of possible workshops:

Mounts – Beginning
Mounts --Intermediate
Mounts – Advanced
Mounts –- Giraffe
Mounts – Specific (?)
Learn to Ride (Adults, Kids)
Learn to Idle
One-Foot Riding
Conquering the #*%$! 10 x 10 cm Obstacle
Hop on Wheel
Seat Out Skills
Backwards
Wheel Walk
Spins, Pirouettes
Gliding
How to Teach Unicycling
New Possible (Real) Skill Levels Beyond 10
Ultimate Wheel
BC Wheel
Two Wheeler Riding
Unicycle Games
More Unicycle Games
Sumo/Gladiators
Learn to Play Hockey
Learn to Play Basketball
Learn to Play Quidditch
Unusual Unicycles
Uni.5
How to Justify Buying Yet Another Unicycle
New Equipment
Uni Maintenance (Air seats?)
Building a Uni
Judging Freestyle
Judging Standard Skill
Level Testing
Building a Freestyle Routine
Ask the Experts
Pairs Riding
Group Riding Skills
Unicycle Acrobatics
Trials Skills
Trials Scoring
Muni Techniques
Mowing Your Lawn on a Unicycle
Jumping Rope on a Unicycle
Cokers and Distance Riding
Learn to Juggle
How to Turn Ketchup Packets into Tomato Soup to Save Money to Buy a Uni
Faster Racing
Future of the Sport
Starting a Unicycle Club
Building a Unicycle Club
RSU Participants Chat

Here’s what I need.

  1. Let me know if you have any other ideas for workshops.
  2. Let me know which workshops sound interesting to you.
  3. Let me know which workshops you might be willing to help with. We’ll
    need LOTS of helpers!

If you are going to Unicon, I would like to hear from you! Now! (Please.)

If you aren’t going, but want to suggest other topics, go ahead! (Or change
your mind and come!)

Send your comments here or to cettermclean (at) hotmail.com. Once I get
some feedback, I’ll start setting up as many workshops as possible.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Carol
Minnesota


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Re: Unicon Workshops

>> How to Teach Unicycling
>
>This should be offered at every convention, regardless of size.

I would like to be involved in this one.

Regards, Jack Halpern
President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

Re: Unicon Workshops

> why not… have a set of gates (vertical poles about 2 - 3 feet apart)

Urk. Speaking as someone about 2 feet wide… how about 3 feet apart?

Re: Unicon Workshops

Hi.

Workshop update: Several more people have jumped in and offered to help out
and/or share some wisdom. (Thanks!!!) Still need lots more.

Here’s another request:
If you know of people going to Unicon who are not on this forum, please
consider forwarding some of this information to them.

I’m not sure yet which workshops will be offered or when. But each will
have a description, so you have some idea of what to expect.

Here’s a sample for you – a description of a possible workshop that the
newsgroup participants might enjoy.

Title: Wit, Wisdom, Root Beer, and Cornstarch – The RSU Newsgroup
Location:
Date:
Time:
Length:
Facilitator:
For: Everyone ages 12 and up

Great chance to meet others who communicate via the international newsgroup.
Introduce yourself with your real name and your newsgroup name. Learn more
about the newsgroup and the ways messages are sent and received.
Unbelievable assortment of topics. No need to know how to spell.

  1. Devising a unicycling video game.
  2. Tyres/tires, rims, spokes and so on.
  3. Things Not to Do on a Unicycle and Taco Recipes.
  4. Famous Old Arguments Put to Rest Forever.
  5. New Arguments Surface.
  6. Plans for future events.
  7. Swap personal addresses. Invite people over.
  8. Handling routine Newbie questions.
  9. Learning tips.
  10. Personal challenges.
  11. Riding comfort (two groups – Gentlemen Issues and Girl Talk)
  12. The traveling uni.5 and other great ideas.
  13. Rubik’s cube.
  14. What’s the best unicycle? Which one should I get next?
  15. New Excellent Comebacks for “Hey, where’s your other wheel?”
  16. A million other off-topic discussions, including foods and beverages,
    baby showers, pig sweat, the fine attributes of unicyclists in general,
    bragging rights about tickets and/or injuries, and so on endlessly.

Is anyone willing to attend this one? (I hope so.) Please send me an email:
cettermclean (at) hotmail.com

Thanks!

Carol
Minnesota


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RE: Unicon Workshops

> why not… have a set of gates (vertical poles about
> 2 - 3 feet apart) positioned approriately on a small
> area of broken and difficult ground, and then time
> people as they ride through them in a set sequence -
> perhaps with some gates specified for riding through
> in reverse? It would require a minimum of equipment,
> only a small area of ground (say the size of a tennis
> court) and would be fun for riders of all
> abilities, and a good spectator sport.

Sounds like fun. You would have to make poles that are either unbreakable
(breakaway or real flexible), or poles that can’t be moved. Then your
courses would generally be a one-time thing, and not comparable to similar
courses on different ground. Same as any cross country MUni race.

The closest thing we have today is the Obstacle Course. We do that one on
flat ground, but the nice thing about it is you can compare times from
different events in different parts of the world and in different years.

But a MUni version would be fun to try sometime, when we have the time in an
event schedule… :slight_smile:

JF

Re: Unicon Workshops

On Tue, 2 Jul 2002 08:51:45 -0700, John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com>
wrote:

>The closest thing we have today is the Obstacle Course. We do that one on
>flat ground, but the nice thing about it is you can compare times from
>different events in different parts of the world and in different years.

Talking about the standard obstacle course: we built one last weekend
(on somewhat slippery but essentially flat grass) as an optional
pastime in a 2-day MUni event. Tobit was the fastest rider in 22.xx
seconds. Can you give an idea about other times (different parts of
the world etc)?

Klaas Bil

Re: Unicon Workshops

John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote:

> 7. Volunteering for the USA and IUF
> (This workshop needs a better title. Ideas?)

How about something that doesn’t include USA without JUA,
AUS, UUU, FUN, …? If you want USA in the title it might be
more appropriate for NAUCC rather than Unicon.

Paul

Paul Selwood
paul@vimes.u-net.com http://www.vimes.u-net.com

RE: Unicon Workshops

> How about something that doesn’t include USA without JUA,
> AUS, UUU, FUN, …? If you want USA in the title it might be
> more appropriate for NAUCC rather than Unicon.

USA for NAUCC, IUF for UNICON. I’m not sure where these workshops will end
up.

JF

RE: Unicon Workshops

> Talking about the standard obstacle course: we built one last weekend
> (on somewhat slippery but essentially flat grass) as an optional
> pastime in a 2-day MUni event. Tobit was the fastest rider in 22.xx
> seconds. Can you give an idea about other times (different parts of
> the world etc)?

The record is 19.80 in competition. I’ve done something like 19.4 once, on a
rubber floor (very grippy), but the time was not recorded.

22 seconds is extremely good for a grass course, assuming all the dimensions
were right, and the cones were of similar size to the official ones (smaller
cones are easier). Good job Tolbit!

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

“If we are what we eat, then I’m easy, fast, and cheap!”

Re: RE: Unicon Workshops

If you suspend gates from a rope or wire above the corse you can hang your gates down. This is how it is done in Whitewater Courses. If done this way the gates are not conected to the ground so if hit do not impeed the rider, but at the same time judges can see the movement in the gate and deduct points to the riders score.