Hello Unicyclist Community
Next month I will be leaving for Ottawa, Ontario, from Victoria on my 36" to raise funds and awareness for Invisible Children.
As the plans stand, I’ll probably be leaving Ottawa either this coming Thursday or the Tuesday after on the train for Vancouver. I’ll be in Victoria for about a week to visit friends and family and get back into shape after four days on the train.
Invisible Children is a great charity dedicated to ending the longest running war in Africa, between the Ugandan Government and the LRA. Please check them out, it’s a really important cause.
I’ve been planning for this since about Christmas, and I’ve been training since the end of last month. I’m feeling good about my physical condition; if it weren’t for the Rockies I don’t think I’d train much anyway. I’m not trying to break any time records.
Things I’m working on:
- Places to stay - Anyone in Canada want to put me up for a night?
- Equipment - I've got a list on my website, please check it out and share any ideas.
- Water - It's heavy, takes up space. At this point I've got my two water bottles (~600ml each) and I'm thinking that taking one 2L bottle will be fine for most days, perhaps two for days when I might need more or won't be around civilization. Thoughts?
I’ve got a 36" Bedford Coker from a few years ago. My T-7 is on order from unicycle.com and will meet me in Victoria. I’ve got one large sturdy backpack, which most of my stuff will go in; I want to strap as much as possible to the uni itself.
The other part of this trip is the online aspect. I’m bringing a “Spot Device” which will let me keep a live online GPS track. I’ve got a blog set up that I’ll be updating over the trip, and I am also bringing a video camera. I’ll be documenting it all, and actually editing and posting segments up on route. It’ll cost me an extra 8lbs or so but I want to do it.
The website is up at it’s temporary domain, unicyclecanada.adjacentfilms.com . It’s still very much under construction, but the blog is going at this point. I’m inquiring with several local hosting companies about getting a .ca domain for it and having it hosted. Does anyone have any suggestions of places that might be willing to support my by providing this service?
http://unicyclecanada.adjacentfilms.com (Adjacent Films is my film company)
Anyway that’s everything I can think of for now. If anyone wants to ride with me any of the way please let me know, it would be really awesome.