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Old 2015-03-15, 09:38 PM   #1
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Ed's unicycle around the world tour

Maybe I'm blind, but I haven't found any thread about it. So I just started a new one here:
Ed Pratt is doing a unicycle world tour. Here's a video of his preparation:
Yesterday he left home an actually started his tour. Se here:
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Old 2015-03-15, 09:55 PM   #2
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He's posted a few times on the various unicycle Facebook groups, don't think I've seen him on here though. I love his rack setup!
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Old 2015-03-16, 05:58 PM   #3
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I love his rack setup!
So am I ! And it seems to double a a great mudguard !
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So am I ! And it seems to double a a great mudguard !
Looking at his pictures on Facebook, he has a custom mudguard too





Apparently his setup was built by Cary Gray, who owns the record for the longest unicycle trip!
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Old 2015-03-16, 06:12 PM   #5
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I think, from the short email chat we had, that he said Cary Gray's mum makes the saddle bags herself. Last email I had off him was asking how he was gonna mount the bag(s)
I suggested the Thule racks, but it seems he went with custom build

Best of luck to him! If I remember rightly he's riding for School In A Bag, giving each child who receives one an education. Its a good cause, and I really must head to his site and donate, while I'm still thinking about it!
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Old 2015-03-16, 06:37 PM   #6
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I notice he's riding on the KH Zero saddle. I think he chose the correct saddle for riding such a long distance.

I'd be interested to read some feedback on how the Zero performs.
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Since Ed doesn't do this just for fun and also does a big fundraising for the Project School in a Bag with this I'd like to encourage you all to support his fundraising goal of 7,500 Pounds equal to 500 schoolbags.
You can donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund...ldUnicycleTour
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Old 2015-03-29, 02:38 PM   #8
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Here's the latest video of Ed:
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Old 2015-03-29, 03:38 PM   #9
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Great video. Ed seems well able for the rigours of a world tour.
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Old 2015-03-29, 08:53 PM   #10
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Been following him on facebook. He has met some wonderful people already. I am eager to see him succeed.
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Old 2015-03-29, 09:13 PM   #11
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Yeah, it will a great achievement if he completes the distance. He seems to have planned it well,

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Old 2015-03-30, 07:29 AM   #12
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There were posts about him on the french forum, didn't realize there were none here. Sounds like a nice guy, what a ride he has ahead of him!

Read about the bag and the prep, but what are the uni's specs? Looks like he has dual hole cranks?
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New Video Episode

So, finally episode 3 of his videos is out. It isn't on youtube yet, but you can watch it on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MrEdPratt/v...3873783508801/

There's also a nice new Gadget: you can follow Ed's route on Google maps:
Where's Ed?


And: please don't forget to donate to his charity Shool in a Bag at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund...ldUnicycleTour
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Old 2015-05-16, 08:43 AM   #14
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Came across these images of Cary Grey. His unicycle touring setup is similar to Ed's. I hadn't heard of him until a chance encunter on utube. He has lots of brilliant video and a great deal of experience if his Utube posts are anything to go by.
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Old 2015-05-16, 01:38 PM   #15
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Those little pedal bags are genius! I think I've seen them before (Probably the same person).

I still to this day sometimes mount with my feet a bit wonky, as I don't usually check where my pedals are tilting before jumping on. Causes my feet to sometimes hit the front/rear edge, and spin the pedal round during mounting, causing me to pedal on my heel until I adjust. I could definitely do with a righting mechanism...
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