Our club had movie night tonight and we watched Into the Thunder Dragon. We did our best, but we cant seem to figure out how Kris and Nathan had the munis attached to thier backpacks. This would work great for us since most of the front country trails around here are too steep to ride up for long distances. Any suggestions on how to secure to backpacks?
You can get some of those huge backpacks, with sort of racks on the back. I think people take them for mountain climbing and camping.
They’re snowboard packs - they have straps on the back to hold a snowboard.
They’re either special rucksacks, or for some big rucksacks you can get a kit to add the snowboard straps.
Rucksacs used by KH and NH
The pack used by KH in the DVD was an Arcteryx and yes it is a snowboard pack - have a look at their website.
Oh yeah, just remembered,
if you’ve already got a normal rucksack, then take off the unicycle seat and you can fit it on the back with the wheel underneath the main straps and the frame pointing downwards and hooked through some other strap, ice axe strap or whatever. I’ve ridden with a uni on my back like this and it’s fine. Take off the pedals to make it even easier.
Re: Unicycles on Backpacks
myocardial <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Our club had movie night tonight and we watched Into the Thunder Dragon.
> We did our best, but we cant seem to figure out how Kris and Nathan had
I just came back from a festival and I strapped my 20" uni to the back
of my rucksack. I have a bit of 8mm shock cord going through a loop of
material at the top of the rucksack with a loop (figure of 8) on each
end. I take the pedals off the uni, loop the cord through the wheel and
put one end of the bungee cord through the loop on the other end (so the
wheel is secured), and then the free loop over the crank to secure it.
The uni is then secured at the top. At the bottom there is a
compartment which has straps to close it, and I cross those over the
seat post to secure things at that end.
That’s really complicated to explain, but it’s really simple in practice,
only takes a few seconds to get the uni off. The bag is big enough that
I don’t have to take the seat off. Could probably get away with the
pedals left on, but I don’t like the idea of potentially spiking somone
I needed a new rucksack so I chose one that had straps and loops in the
right positions. Luckily it was about the cheapest anyway.
It was pretty heavy by the time it had enough stuff to camp for 5 days
in it, and the unicycle on the back. I couldn’t walk all day with that
weight, but managed to get to the train station.
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