> > OR to go right to the survey: > > http://www.skypoint.com/~cotter/group/UAMSurvey.htm > > Very, very cool. You guys inadvertently did a lot of research about long > distance riding on riders at different training levels and with different > equipment. Ow. > > May I ask: > - Who’s Frank?
Frank Bonsch is from Germany. He had trained over 1500 miles (the most of
anybody on the ride). During the ride he didn’t get sore and therefore he didn’t
really need to take many breaks (just a couple each day). It should be no
surprise to anyone but the proper training really does pay off.
> - What was he using for a seat?
Modified Viscount seat. I’m not exactly sure what he modified.
> - Who had the $1000 unicycle, and what was it?
Neil Younggren is a machinist and he made his unicycle. If he was charging his
hourly rate, the unicycle would cost over $1000.
> - Where did all the 28 inchers come from?
With one or two expceptions, the 28" were either modified SemCycle or custom
> Nathan Hoover wrote: > > > > Yes, Frank if you are out there, please tell us about your seat and/or post > > a picture. Or anyone that knows about it, please post. > > I’d say it’s more than likely his body, not the seat that made it possible for > him to be able to ride forever w/o stopping.
I agree with Gilby, Frank keeps a good level of fitness all year round with his
other sports, he then did a lot of training specifically for the ride. By the
end of the ride some of us were only stopping to keep the group together rather
than the physical need. I made my self do a walking stop every 5 miles at
minimum to reassure my self that I had circulation. Franks seat was a raw
Viscount base, with the foam being replaced by a single inner tube all covered
by a leather cover. It didn’t look pretty by obviously worked. There was almost
as many methods to doing long distance on the ride as there were riders. The
important things is to find the one right for you.