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  • Originally posted by bungeejoe View Post
    “Kit”…
    Those two water bottles, id, AAA card, and a boat anchor (smart phone with little or no service) got me 52 miles nonstop unassisted. Then my wife, who I had sent back to bed after taking start photos and video, caught up with me and provided any necessary assistance and pampering.

    A couple weeks later I made a 43 mile unassisted nonstop with the same “kit” on a Friday afternoon in gridlocked rush hour traffic through Seattle. I’ve also completed a 62 mile unassisted nonstop on a Semcycle 43” with the same “kit”.

    What items do you other distance unicyclist and endurance municyclist find essential that you think I should consider adding to my “kit”?
    Your kit just seems more like what you'd see a road cyclist carrying (ie. basically nothing) which is a pretty big departure to what most unicyclists seem to carry (ie. basically everything plus a bit more). Obviously it works for you, my only real worry with kitting up like that would be the bottles flying out when you stop 'n hop, or go over a particularly nasty bump!

    When I do long trips (Which is usually a maximum of 65 miles for me) I at least bring a spare inner tube/mini pump, but there have only been one or two times I've actually used it on the road. Off the top of my head, my backpack (Which is a weighty piece of kit in itself...) usually holds water (In a camelback, due to the aforementioned fear of bottle rockets), a couple of food items such as banana/jam sandwiches, and emergency repair kit (Mini pump/tube, a multi-tool). Depending on the season I'll pack another layer (Usually a waterproof). I'm interested in ditching the backpack as I find it uncomfortable and annoying, so it's good to see minimal kit working

    I reckon all of the situations you have listed there are the sort of thing that "kit" couldn't really affect. You can't exactly stuff a full medical kit for dealing with broken bones, hypothermia and being stranded by extreme conditions in your jersey pocket, and at that point your best bet is to probably abort the mission or call in the emergency rescue.

    Picture uploads - I just use Imgur and the 'large thumbnail' BBcode. Never liked this site's upload feature.
    “It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a half-brick in the path of the bicycle of history.”

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    • Crucifix of Cevo

      Me at the gigantic Crucifix of Cevo (Brixen) Italy. Yesterday.
      Not a great photo, but an incredible big cross
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      • This is actually a re-creation of a planned dismount that went horribly wrong. About a year ago when I first started riding my 36er after a 50 year break from unicycles I was not comfortable riding across the bridge. So I had planned to ride up to the start of the bridge and dismount. I hit a bump at the start of the bridge and took a header clean off the bridge. It was about 12 ft down to the ground below but the ground was soft and I sustained no real injuries. It was my most exciting dismount to date.



        Jim

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        • Great photo!

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          • Originally posted by JimT View Post

            This is actually a re-creation of a planned dismount that went horribly wrong
            Jim
            That will be my new desktop pic. The superman dismount. It is not the fall that kills you......
            Last edited by Setonix; 2018-08-02, 09:46 AM.

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            • Looks like a Photoshop dismount
              Oldest kid in town - neighbour

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              • Originally posted by JimT View Post



                Jim
                That is an awesome photo! Your facial expression has the perfect look of surprise, angst and fear.

                Whether photoshopped or a recreation that picture belongs on the next calendar

                Jim

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                • Originally posted by jcdoherty View Post
                  That is an awesome photo! Your facial expression has the perfect look of surprise, angst and fear.

                  Whether photoshopped or a recreation that picture belongs on the next calendar

                  Jim
                  I’d like to know how he recreated it
                  If you are female please join the “Female Unicyclists!” group on Facebook!

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                  • Sorry, the continuity isn't there.

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                    • Photo Editing

                      Thanks for the comments. Here is how "Unicycling is Fun" was done.



                      Jim

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                      • Originally posted by JimT View Post
                        Thanks for the comments. Here is how "Unicycling is Fun" was done.



                        Jim
                        but you forgot to erase the front part of your helmet above the wheel of your unicycle, and the shadow of the unicycle wheel is cut sharp.
                        regard fetzenschorsch
                        Oldest kid in town - neighbour

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                        • Nothing as exciting as JimT. Just the usual routine today…
                          One more unicycle commute trip…

                          I’m into this unicycle commute trip thing now for over three thousand round trips between the same house and the same employment location.

                          JM
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                          • Originally posted by fetzenschorsch View Post
                            but you forgot to erase the front part of your helmet above the wheel of your unicycle, and the shadow of the unicycle wheel is cut sharp.
                            regard fetzenschorsch
                            Thanks Fetzenschorsch, I fixed it on my original.
                            Jim

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                            • Originally posted by bungeejoe View Post
                              Nothing as exciting as JimT. Just the usual routine today…
                              One more unicycle commute trip…

                              I’m into this unicycle commute trip thing now for over three thousand round trips between the same house and the same employment location.

                              JM
                              How many kms between ur house and work? I have only 7 and occasionally take the uni, but they don't have bathrooms in the office and I don't want to sit there all sweaty.

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                              • Uni commute is best commute

                                I'm about 4.5 miles from work so it's basically the perfect distance. Far enough to justify taking the big wheel, not so far as to make me want to bike it.
                                “It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a half-brick in the path of the bicycle of history.”

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