Unicycling and packs

I recently completed a 110 mile uni tour across Tenn. Any modern (made within
last 5 years) name-brand pack will due as long as it has lumbar support. VERY
important for the weight of the packs to be on the hips and NOT on the
shoulders. It is hell getting used to mounting the unicycle free-standing
especially with large diameter wheels (i.e. mine was 27 inches).

Good luck and let the group know how the trip turns out.

Don from Tennessee pjb10 wrote in message
<358C6584.46F380D5@cs.waikato.ac.nz>…
>I’m planning on buying a pack with the intention of eventually doing some long
>distance riding and tramps on a unicycle. (For you MUNI enthusiasts out there -
>has anyone tried an extended off road ride? Several days long for example.)
>
>Any advice on riding with a pack, what sort of load can be carried and whether
>some packs would be better than others? I was figuring on going for one
>designed for mountaineering as this would problem incorporate the idea of
>stability into the design,
>
>Catch ya Peter Bier
>

I’m planning on buying a pack with the intention of eventually doing some long
distance riding and tramps on a unicycle. (For you MUNI enthusiasts out there -
has anyone tried an extended off road ride? Several days long for example.)

Any advice on riding with a pack, what sort of load can be carried and whether
some packs would be better than others? I was figuring on going for one designed
for mountaineering as this would problem incorporate the idea of stability into
the design,

Catch ya Peter Bier

Re: Unicycling and packs

pjb10 wrote:

> I’m planning on buying a pack with the intention of eventually doing some long
> distance riding and tramps on a unicycle. (For you MUNI enthusiasts out there
> - has anyone tried an extended off road ride? Several days long for example.)
>
> Any advice on riding with a pack, what sort of load can be carried and
>
> whether some packs would be better than others? I was figuring on going for
> one designed for mountaineering as this would problem incorporate the idea of
> stability into the design,

I would recommend a runners sack as they do not swing and hug the body quite
tightly. I have a Karimore one that has a built in water sack.

Roger

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Re: Unicycling and packs

pjb10 (pjb10@cs.waikato.ac.nz) wrote:
: I’m planning on buying a pack with the intention of eventually doing some long
: distance riding and tramps on a unicycle. (For you MUNI enthusiasts out there
: - has anyone tried an extended off road ride? Several days long for example.)

: Any advice on riding with a pack, what sort of load can be carried and whether
: some packs would be better than others? I was figuring on going for one
: designed for mountaineering as this would problem incorporate the idea of
: stability into the design,

Following a four day off road trip across UK lake district ( Lots of
mountains) I’d agree stabillity is important. A hip belt is handy, so is a
water bottle cage on the Uni frame to keep some of the weight on the frame
rather than your butt. A litre of water is heavy. Equally important is keeping
your kit weight to a minimum, it sounds corny but weigh stuff and pick the
lightest option when choosing clothes etc to take along. Two of us on the
Lakes trip shared shower gel,etc, washed shorts out each night, used
lightwieght towels and had a great time.

MUni touring is Fab, this July we are riding the South Downs Way, staying in
Youth hostels and B&Bs 100miles in 3.3 days. Off Road of course. sarah

Re: Unicycling and packs

I’ve seen photos of unicycle with panniers on them. Might take some creativity
to set one up , but it would take the weight off your bottom and backs.
J.D. Miller; jmille2788@aol.com