My friend spotted a big wheel unicyclist participating in the Seattle to Portland bicycle ride last week. This is a 200-mile ride completed in one or two days depending on how one chooses to ride it. My friend said he did not see him on the second day, so either he did the whole thing the first day, or did not ride the second half.
Re: Unicyclist spotted at Seattle to Portland bike ride
The Rider was Jack Hughes(age 16) of Shelton, Washington.
He finished the second day about 4:30. He is participating at NAUCC this week
and Unicon next.
Just got back from NAUCC, what a great group of riders collected today. Five
are staying at our house.
Tomorrow starts competiton, with 17 hours of freestyle.
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Anyone that completes back-to-back centuries owes this group a review of the ride. Young or not, finishing the ride is still quite an accomplishment. I am quite persistent and don’t plan on giving up until I get one!
I won’t try to answer for Jack…but last year he rode the same ride on a 24"!!! I think he said the first 100 miles took him 17 hours! The second day he “only” rode like 70 miles! He’s also a very FAST racer on the track and off-road too. In fact, he seems to excel at everything uni!
Absolutely nobody can get a way with riding an organized century (or in this case a double century) without me finding out about it. You see, I have too many cycling friends around the country. Since only a handful of people have ever completed back-to-back centuries, we the unicycle community, demand a review of the ride.