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  • California Mountain Unicycle Weekend 2013 -- Oct. 11-13

    Thanks to Tom Holub, the original MUni Weekend is back for 2013! We're a little late getting organized, but two of the three locations we have planned are brand new to MUni Weekend:

    Friday, Oct. 11: Skyline Wilderness Park, Napa
    Saturday, Oct. 12: Rockville Hills Regional Park, Green Valley
    Sunday, Oct. 13: Anandel State Park, Santa Rosa

    The order of those locations may change. No plans for Trials or similar competitions at the moment, but we might do some fun or impromptu MUni games at the trails.

    This MUni Weekend will focus on riding these awesome trails. Each park has many areas of technical riding, and beautiful scenery. Photo album links to follow. I've only been to Skyline and Anandel once each, and both of those trips were this year. Excellent, challenging riding! Rockville features a maze of trails for all skill levels, including gnarly descents for people who love a challenge.

    Napa allows camping. According to Google Maps, it's about 43 miles from Anandel State Park to Rockville Hills Park, with Napa roughly in the middle. Plenty of other places to stay (or camp) in that area.

    Tom is putting together a WordPress site for the event. When it's live, it will be located at http://unicycling.com/muni/ but there's nothing there yet.

    Who wants to ride with us? Stay tuned for more info.
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    Annadale is my home hill

    I can't think of one spot that has a lot of good trials lines of varying difficulties. But there are several separate spots for a few lines of intermediate through advanced. If I remember correctly a couple might even challenge someone like Max Schulze.

    PM me for trail details. It'd prob be best to visit them to see if your judgement (or someone else's) matches my memory.

    Also there is a large rock garden at the entrance to Angwin State Park, near Calistoga
    Last edited by skilewis74; 2013-09-06, 06:16 AM.
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    • #3
      Why are these things never near me ...

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      • #4
        Have fun, I'd love to come out and play on the ole home turf, but I'll be interviewing for a new job in Washington State around that same time.
        I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shmolagin View Post
          Why are these things never near me ...
          Because you live in Illinois?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tholub View Post
            Because you live in Illinois?
            Yeah, that's why but you'd think that they'd happen a little closer than they do...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shmolagin View Post
              Yeah, that's why but you'd think that they'd happen a little closer than they do...
              In only a few millennia, tectonic and erosive effects may create hills in Illinois. Until then, you'll have to go elsewhere for MUni.

              Like the wine country of California! Three days on beautiful, rocky hills, some of the best sessioning MUni anywhere on the planet. Plus wine tasting for you non-riding family. Make the pitch!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tholub View Post
                In only a few millennia, tectonic and erosive effects may create hills in Illinois. Until then, you'll have to go elsewhere for MUni.

                Like the wine country of California! Three days on beautiful, rocky hills, some of the best sessioning MUni anywhere on the planet. Plus wine tasting for you non-riding family. Make the pitch!
                Or, on the same weekend you can come to Minnesota for the MN MUni Weekend! No need to wait millenia for tectonics and erosion to occur because we have man-made mountains here. Seriously! A little bit closer to Illinois, though, if you're going to take a flight, I'd go to Cali.
                Last edited by Gilby; 2013-09-06, 09:03 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tholub View Post
                  In only a few millennia, tectonic and erosive effects may create hills in Illinois. Until then, you'll have to go elsewhere for MUni.

                  Like the wine country of California! Three days on beautiful, rocky hills, some of the best sessioning MUni anywhere on the planet. Plus wine tasting for you non-riding family. Make the pitch!
                  There's hills where I live in Illinois. Really.
                  Also, there's great trails in Missouri only an hour or two from where I live.

                  Originally posted by Gilby View Post
                  Or, on the same weekend you can come to Minnesota for the MN MUni Weekend! No need to wait millenia for tectonics and erosion to occur because we have man-made mountains here. Seriously! A little bit closer to Illinois, though, if you're going to take a flight, I'd go to Cali.
                  Well, that's close "er"..

                  Anyhow I won't be going to either so all who are attending should have a good time for me.

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                  • #10
                    2013 California Muni weekend

                    The biggest bummer, I will be in Hawaii at the Ironman the very same day's!

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                    • #11
                      Why do you tempt me so?

                      I might have to talk to my travel agent about leaving to Uzbekistan from California somewhere instead of Saskatoon.

                      I probably shouldn't change my travel plans too much, it would be good to leave a little bit of money in the bank to have fun overseas.


                      So I probably won't go but well, you know me.
                      My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. - Jack Layton

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by saskatchewanian View Post
                        Why do you tempt me so?

                        I might have to talk to my travel agent about leaving to Uzbekistan from California somewhere instead of Saskatoon.
                        You need to train!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Shmolagin View Post
                          There's hills where I live in Illinois. Really.
                          Also, there's great trails in Missouri only an hour or two from where I live.
                          I was going to say that great MUni can be found wherever there are great trails. So far every state that's hosted a large unicycle convention, since MUni events were added, has filled the bill. Even when we had to make our own courses, which we did in the "early days" (roughly 1988-98).

                          I learned to ride offroad in Michigan, which is where I grew up. But there were no MUni Weekends there at the time, for two reasons. One, the term MUni (okay, Muni) didn't exist until about 15 years later. Second, because nobody organized any. So you could look into grouping up with other riders from your part of the country and see who's got some great trails to ride on.

                          Second best bet is to take Gilby up on his offer. Sorry, didn't realize we were picking the same weekend as MN! But ours makes sense for this area, due to the Berkeley fest the previous weekend, and the general unavailability of a bunch of other weekends. Hey, isn't it alreay winter in Minnesota by then?

                          Photo: Early MUni in Livonia, MI; 1981. Equipment: 24" Miyata "regular" unicycle. Safety gear: in my mind. Cycling clothes: cutoff shorts!! Trail: that place is now part of a Wal-Mart parking lot.
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                          • #14
                            MUni Weekend web site is now up:
                            http://unicycling.com/muni/2013/

                            Content will be added and filled out over the next few days but the basics are there now!
                            John Foss
                            www.unicycling.com

                            "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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                            • #15
                              Registration is now up!
                              http://unicycling.com/muni/2013/




                              Registration in advance is just $10. That's cheaper than a movie, for three days of rockin' the rocks! On-site registration will be $20, so you should register in advance. Also, if you're camping, especially RV camping, you should call Napa Skyline for a reservation. (707) 252-0481

                              In addition to MUni, there will be:
                              • Wine tasting
                              • Beer tasting
                              • Disc golf
                              • Pool party
                              • Native plant sale


                              So bring the whole family!
                              Last edited by tholub; 2013-09-20, 09:50 PM.

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