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  • Unistan 2013: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

    Our next unicycle tour is getting even more exotic. Keep October 2013 free, as we are planning the Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour.

    It is a 12 day, 400km, fully supported Unitour, and takes in some ancient cities along the old Silk Road.

    More information on: Adventure Unicyclist

    Here is a trailer with photos of the areas we are visiting:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7pi-AgRd_E"]Unistan 2013 trailer - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited by GizmoDuck; 2012-07-13, 09:23 PM.
    Adventure Unicyclist

    Alps 2 Ocean


    Unistan: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

    Induni: The India Unicycle Tour

    Monguni: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour

  • #2
    You're tempting...
    http://vooni.kkdt.org My unicycling adventures including RomUni ride.

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    • #3
      will try to join this one
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      CITY XTP 26", MUNI KH26" & KH29", ROAD Oracle 32" and KH36"
      my goal : a 3 geared 29" to have only one uni for all kind of rides :-)

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      • #4
        You got me at "stan".

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nathan View Post
          You got me at "stan".
          That's the plan Stan
          Adventure Unicyclist

          Alps 2 Ocean


          Unistan: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

          Induni: The India Unicycle Tour

          Monguni: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour

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          • #6
            Rumor has it "Borat" will be joining us!

            If my wife who does not unicycle joins us on a bike, does anyone have any recommendations for the kind of bike needed? Or could we buy/rent a bike there?
            While you and I are having our cake-and-ice-cream party, the others are having a drink-the-blood-of-the-poor party in the back room. --[QUOTE=maestro8;1433130]

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            • #7
              Since I've been riding daily for almost the past year I have as a fantasy that I can afford the money and time needed for one of these tours.

              I am glad that there are people on the planet who do these rides, but I'm jealous as all hell. And I hold out hope.
              Raphael Lasar

              To Plotz is Human
              To Shvitz Divine

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BillyTheMountain View Post
                If my wife who does not unicycle joins us on a bike, does anyone have any recommendations for the kind of bike needed? Or could we buy/rent a bike there?
                They provide bikes if you need one, and will have spare bikes along in you need to switch from a uni to a bike.
                Gilby

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                • #9
                  HopeI can join you this time But its really expensive...
                  Last edited by enaddi; 2012-07-16, 01:27 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gilby View Post
                    They provide bikes if you need one, and will have spare bikes along in you need to switch from a uni to a bike.
                    Yes, bikes can be hired for a small cost. And unless you are particularly attached to your own bike, it's easier than packing up a bike and carting it half way around the world (Unicycles are bad enough!). Bring your own seat and pedals/shoe combination...those tend to be the most personalised parts.

                    We also have spare bikes in the support vehicles, but this is for unicyclists to use as a backup only (for instance, if you get injured because some Chinese woman swipes you off the unicycle whilst sweeping the road).
                    Adventure Unicyclist

                    Alps 2 Ocean


                    Unistan: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

                    Induni: The India Unicycle Tour

                    Monguni: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gilby View Post
                      They provide bikes if you need one, and will have spare bikes along in you need to switch from a uni to a bike.
                      I'm sure much of it is based on experience, but this is just such a fine level of organization. Very impressive.

                      Out of curiosity, how do the wheel sizes generally break down on these rides? And how do you handle the range of speeds that would tend to separate riders?
                      Last edited by JJuggle; 2012-07-16, 01:41 PM.
                      Raphael Lasar

                      To Plotz is Human
                      To Shvitz Divine

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JJuggle View Post
                        I'm sure much of it is based on experience, but this is just such a fine level of organization. Very impressive.

                        Out of curiosity, how do the wheel sizes generally break down on these rides? And how do you handle the range of speeds that would tend to separate riders?
                        A 36" or 29" should be fine. I personally prefer riding a 36", but prefer travelling with a 29'er. Usually the 29'er wins out in terms of packing onto planes etc.

                        I'm waiting to get more information about the terrain, but even on a tour like Mongolia (entirely off road) most riders were on 36ers.

                        It's not a race, so people tend to spend a lot of time stopping for photos etc. We try to regroup all the riders after every 15-20km or so with a picnic stop to have a snack/coffee and refuel the camelbaks. Usually the slower riders know they have to leave the rest and lunch stops a little earlier. For people who get sick/tired, they can use the backup bikes/support vehicles, but generally most people try to ride as much as possible.
                        Adventure Unicyclist

                        Alps 2 Ocean


                        Unistan: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

                        Induni: The India Unicycle Tour

                        Monguni: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour

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                        • #13
                          Okay, I have a wheel box that fits my 29er, but how do you pack and shipping a 36er?

                          How much of this tour will be on asphalt?
                          Last edited by Nurse Ben; 2012-07-16, 04:55 PM.
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                          • #14
                            I am up for it :-)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JJuggle View Post
                              I have as a fantasy that I can afford the money and time needed for one of these tours.

                              I'd love to go, I was trying to look up flights etc it is waayy too much for my reality, but I will keep it in the back of my head because I think this would be the coolest thing to do.
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                              I plan on riding unicycles till I break a hip and then I'll ride a little longer.

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