|2004-08-07, 01:37 AM||#1|
Back into muni!
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Brisbane, Australia
'The Epic' 100/50km Karapoti-like race...
I found out today about 'The Epic' while we were out on a coker cruise. We bumped into one of the organisers - another person who knew of Tony Melton and Ken Looi. He mentioned that Ken beat him on his unicycle in the Karapoti.
The Epic is a 100km race that's all on rough terrain like the Karapoti. The Half-Epic is just that - a 50km race for the wimps, social riders, and unicyclists who are more sane than the likes of Ken, Nathan, Tony and all those other crazy people.
At least three of us are pretty keen on doing the 50km race.
So here's my question...
For a 50km course with lots of hills, mainly fire trails, and some more technical singletrack, which of my unicycles should I ride?
- A standard coker (with brake and 150mm cranks and access to other lengths)
- A bloody heavy muni (145mm cranks, with a brake...about 7.5kg)
- A slightly less bloody heavy muni (without the brake)
What sorts of average speeds can I expect getting on each?
On a side note, I was aiming to hit 30km/hr on my coker today with 150mm cranks. I got 28.2 on my first attempt, then on my last attempt, 29km/hr...I'm not quite confident enough yet at high speeds on my coker.
On another side note, can anybody tell me the fastest speed on flat ground pedalling and not gliding?
You Kiwi's are welcome to join us...it's a little late notice though, the race is mid-september.
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