Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 17 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 2017-09-12, 10:13 PM   #421
Piece Maker
Unicyclist
 
Piece Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,478
This thread is the 'who has completed a 100 mile ride' thread, not the 'who has completed the hardest 100 mile ride' thread. I don't really have much else to add aside from that
__________________
“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.”
Piece Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-12, 10:30 PM   #422
TMason
Todd Mason
 
TMason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Chehalis, WA
Age: 51
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piece Maker View Post
This thread is the 'who has completed a 100 mile ride' thread, not the 'who has completed the hardest 100 mile ride' thread. I don't really have much else to add aside from that
I agree. If you've sat on a unicycle seat for more than 10-hours in one day I'm super impressed. No other details matter after that to me. Well okay except for what seat and shorts you used. :-)

Todd
TMason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-13, 04:00 AM   #423
newob
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMason View Post
I agree. If you've sat on a unicycle seat for more than 10-hours in one day I'm super impressed. No other details matter after that to me. Well okay except for what seat and shorts you used. :-)

Todd
Oops, forgot to mention those!
Seat: KH Zero, wrapped with barbed wire
Shorts: Fruit of the Loom boxers, 100% cotton, midnight black
newob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-13, 11:19 AM   #424
vookash
('')( :)(..)(: )('')
 
vookash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Krakow, Poland
Age: 36
Posts: 1,382
Send a message via Skype™ to vookash
Quote:
Originally Posted by newob View Post
Oops, forgot to mention those!
Seat: KH Zero, wrapped with barbed wire
Shorts: Fruit of the Loom boxers, 100% cotton, midnight black
You should wear red... red goes faster
__________________
http://vooni.kkdt.org My unicycling adventures including RomUni ride.
vookash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-13, 12:16 PM   #425
TonyEv
Unicyclist
 
TonyEv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Yorkshire
Age: 53
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piece Maker View Post
This thread is the 'who has completed a 100 mile ride' thread, not the 'who has completed the hardest 100 mile ride' thread. I don't really have much else to add aside from that
I did 100 miles round a cycling track and it killed me, kudos to those who have done it in far worse conditions, but I still claim it
TonyEv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-13, 10:05 PM   #426
johnfoss
North Shore ridin'
 
johnfoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Age: 55
Posts: 16,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by newob View Post
Shorts: Fruit of the Loom boxers, 100% cotton, midnight black
Quote:
Originally Posted by vookash View Post
You should wear red... red goes faster
You forgot the chronic diarrhea. I'd stick with the black.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyEv View Post
I did 100 miles round a cycling track and it killed me
Could you turn right the next day?

I hope we haven't ruined this otherwise educational thread...
__________________
John Foss
www.unicycling.com

"I was younger then, but it felt at the time like it was going like poo off a spade. Great fun." -- Mikefule (he's British)
johnfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-14, 10:39 AM   #427
TonyEv
Unicyclist
 
TonyEv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Yorkshire
Age: 53
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnfoss View Post
You forgot the chronic diarrhea. I'd stick with the black.
Could you turn right the next day?

I hope we haven't ruined this otherwise educational thread...
They changed direction half way through the night lol. It's amazing how it plays with your mind
TonyEv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-15, 02:49 PM   #428
newob
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyEv View Post
I did 100 miles round a cycling track and it killed me
And yet you rose like a phoenix from the cinders -- very well done!
newob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-20, 05:05 PM   #429
monocyclism
Unicyclist
 
monocyclism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: France
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piece Maker View Post
This thread is the 'who has completed a 100 mile ride' thread, not the 'who has completed the hardest 100 mile ride' thread. I don't really have much else to add aside from that

"... not the 'who has completed the hardest 100 mile ride?
Well I do"!

It is clear to me that this 100 mile thread deserves clarification. Basically this..... the route difficulty is relative. So relative that it deserves clarification /defining.

So, why would I say that? Because, for example, on record, someone rides 100 times around a one mile circuit near to their house and calls it a success~#. Because they rode 100 miles! I think I will just get on the rolling road in the bedroom with my wheel and ride 100 miles!!

So: Here are my definitions from what I have interpreted from posts to this thread
  1. On road
  2. On footpath - using walkers route
  3. on cyclepath - dedicated cycle route
  4. On stadium circuit or other offroad route
  5. On offroad route, beach path etc, et

Five 'general' variations!. If you fit into number one you have my respect. If you fit into number 2, good going, you had much to cope with. If you fit into number 3, it was made for you.

If you fit into number 4.... try for number 3 next year

If you fit into number 5. Yeah! I took time out for a swim on my last ride when the weather was really hot

So,
When you add your name to this thread I suggest also add the number that best fits the route you did. C'est tout
__________________
1 wheel, 1 day, 100 miles, 64 years...
monocyclism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-20, 09:12 PM   #430
UniDreamerFR
Unicyclist
 
UniDreamerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: France, near Paris
Age: 43
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by monocyclism View Post
Well I do"!

C'est tout
Et c'est déjà pas mal !
__________________
- Geared kh36 + King George + Kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax 36" + nightrider +Q-handle+ cable rim brake
- kh 29" + knard 29x3+ kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax trial 19"
-24"&26" wheels and forks and spare stuffs.
UniDreamerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-21, 06:57 AM   #431
UniMyra
I don't like unicycling, I love it.
 
UniMyra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oslo (Kolbotn), Norway
Age: 53
Posts: 486
Quote:
Originally Posted by monocyclism View Post
  1. On road
  2. On footpath - using walkers route
  3. on cyclepath - dedicated cycle route
  4. On stadium circuit or other offroad route
  5. On offroad route, beach path etc, et
In my opinion, what distinguish "on road" from the others is the high risk involved. It is not necessarily the most physically demanding on the list.
__________________
UniMyra's YouTube channel
UniMyra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-22, 04:39 AM   #432
johnfoss
North Shore ridin'
 
johnfoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Age: 55
Posts: 16,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by UniMyra View Post
In my opinion, what distinguish "on road" from the others is the high risk involved. It is not necessarily the most physically demanding on the list.
Yes. Some roadways can be really great riding surfaces, but they will carry that risk of driver+cellphone. Also there is usually more road camber to deal with.

Many rides are also a combination of those five road types. If so, you could say something like "90% #1, 8% #3 and 1% #5.

But rather than try to make rules for this thread, better to offer suggestions. Type of road is part of the story. Others could be:
  • Condition of road surface
  • Amount of climbing
  • Weather conditions
  • # of actual stops or dismounts
  • High or low overall elevation
  • Whatever else is interesting or relevant
It's not a contest, it's just people sharing their 100-milers. It's an achievement in itself, but it can be fun to compare what other riders chose to tackle on their rides.

For example, my century was in some optimum easy conditions, with beautiful weather. Not that any 100-mile ride is easy, and not without problems (I had to set up a second unicycle after getting a ride home at mile 76; read about it earlier in this thread). It wasn't the century I had trained for, it was supposed to be all at high elevation with thousands of feet of climb and all on the side of the road, but maybe someday in the future...
__________________
John Foss
www.unicycling.com

"I was younger then, but it felt at the time like it was going like poo off a spade. Great fun." -- Mikefule (he's British)
johnfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-22, 10:59 AM   #433
Kwikkash
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Bardstown ky
Posts: 40
Have "not"....yet

Just a comment, This is just one more reason that I enjoy this forum. It is so cool to see what everyone is doing with a unicycle. I would still be riding in the driveway bouncing a basketball, or not at all. So, now that I'm riding and trying new skills and pushing myself. I can see working up to 100 miles. Right now,..I'm still talking about my 10 miles. Very nice paved landscaped bike path. Under 1 1/2 hours. Less than 4 breaks...gotta start somewhere jeff c
Kwikkash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-24, 03:44 PM   #434
newob
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnfoss View Post
Yes. Some roadways can be really great riding surfaces, but they will carry that risk of driver+cellphone. Also there is usually more road camber to deal with.

Many rides are also a combination of those five road types. If so, you could say something like "90% #1, 8% #3 and 1% #5.

But rather than try to make rules for this thread, better to offer suggestions. Type of road is part of the story. Others could be:
  • Condition of road surface
  • Amount of climbing
  • Weather conditions
  • # of actual stops or dismounts
  • High or low overall elevation
  • Whatever else is interesting or relevant
It's not a contest, it's just people sharing their 100-milers. It's an achievement in itself, but it can be fun to compare what other riders chose to tackle on their rides.

For example, my century was in some optimum easy conditions, with beautiful weather. Not that any 100-mile ride is easy, and not without problems (I had to set up a second unicycle after getting a ride home at mile 76; read about it earlier in this thread). It wasn't the century I had trained for, it was supposed to be all at high elevation with thousands of feet of climb and all on the side of the road, but maybe someday in the future...
Well said, johnfoss!
I was worried that this thread would become yet another
"Mine is longer and harder than yours!"

Last edited by newob; 2017-09-24 at 03:44 PM.
newob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-09-25, 02:48 AM   #435
MuniAddict
UniGeezer - Not "2" Tired
 
MuniAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Age: 61
Posts: 14,544
Any way you slice it, riding 100 miles (or more!) on one wheel (in one day) is an achievement that only a very small percentage of unicyclists have accomplished, not to mention 99.99999% of humanity in general!
__________________
Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
-Dani Buron


Website
Videos
Facebook

Last edited by MuniAddict; 2017-09-25 at 03:11 AM.
MuniAddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
100, completed, mile, ride


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zach Warren (prospective 100 mile record holder) in Boston Klaas Bil General Unicycling Discussions 0 2005-11-16 09:46 PM
Zach Warren's 100 mile record attempt postponed Klaas Bil General Unicycling Discussions 0 2005-09-23 10:38 PM
Zach Warren's attempt at breaking the 100 mile record Klaas Bil General Unicycling Discussions 27 2005-05-21 07:23 AM
100 mile sponsored muni ride redwelly General Unicycling Discussions 11 2004-02-08 09:38 PM
100 mile warm-up rides Unicycle@aol.com General Unicycling Discussions 0 1995-02-23 11:56 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.09128 seconds with 13 queries