Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2016-08-06, 01:38 AM   #31
Justin LE
Mad Scientist Type?
 
Justin LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver
Age: 37
Posts: 120
Speed Barriers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin LE View Post
So far it's generated a lot of interest at Unicon but nobody has broken 40kph yet, I'm still working to convince the skilled riders to put some more faith in my engineering here
So I used it on the 10km street race early in the event, but since it was wet and raining outside and this was the first real ride for me on it in Spain it took a good 4-5 minutes on the course before I really got comfortable. I finished the 10K in exactly 22 minutes, so not nearly as fast as the top riders who were right around the 20 minute mark. And my top speed was 36.3 kph, so still a ways from 40.
Name:  10K Race End.jpg
Views: 670
Size:  240.3 KB

Martin who won the 10K race by a huge margin also gave a spin on the geared electric unicycle after the uphill event, but I think he was more interested in playing around with the assist and regen levels than breaking any speed barriers, or he didn't want to have a nasty crash before the final competetions had all wrapped up.
Name:  Martin Climbing.jpg
Views: 647
Size:  176.4 KB

I took it to the track and field oval hoping that this might be the right spot to find someone with the balls and protective gear to crack 40kph, and Josselin proved a willing participant
Name:  Josselin on Track.jpg
Views: 652
Size:  251.6 KB
And he came soo close repeatedly hitting 38 kph on the straight segments of the oval, but it wasn't getting any faster than this.
Name:  38 kph.jpg
Views: 641
Size:  73.6 KB

Then at last I caught up with Scott Wilton at the unicon village on my last day there. Scott had tested the first prototype non geared electric unicycle at the 2010 muni weekend in Vancouver, is pretty much fearless of speed on 1 wheel, and I was hoping would find this one a comfortable fit to push to its limits.
Name:  Scott Arriving.jpg
Views: 644
Size:  273.9 KB
He disappeared up the road beside the stadium, came flying back a couple minutes later, and smashed my best expectations, getting 45.2 kph (28mph) on the flat run while also dodging people mingling on the street.
Name:  45 kph.jpg
Views: 657
Size:  245.7 KB
Yipee! Hats off to you Scott

Last edited by Justin LE; 2016-08-06 at 01:43 AM.
Justin LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-08-06, 11:55 AM   #32
Ben_Ceyssens
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Belgium
Age: 26
Posts: 486
That's crazy! Would love to ride that someday
Ben_Ceyssens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-08-07, 01:26 AM   #33
UnderTheLake
I like pavement.
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Age: 45
Posts: 219
Oh Scott.... no pads but your helmet... God bless the fearless. Nice riding, as always.
UnderTheLake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-08-08, 03:09 PM   #34
Justin LE
Mad Scientist Type?
 
Justin LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver
Age: 37
Posts: 120
Road Touring

Anyways for me the main personal use and goal for this unicycle is not speed records so much as having the ability to cover distances and commutes that I normally otherwise wouldn't have considered.

Where we were staying in San Sebastian there was what looked on the maps like a nice ride westwards with some good elevation climb to the town of Orio, which made for a ~40km return trip going from sea level to 1150 feet each way along a ridgeline overlooking the water.

Name:  Orio Route Map.jpg
Views: 543
Size:  120.7 KB

Corbin was game for this ride so we did it together with him on the Schlumpf 36. Of course I had a big advantage on the uphill climbs but on the flats we were pretty well matched for speed, while going downhill I tended to keep in the <30kph comfort zone generating 300-400 watts of power into the battery via regenerative braking, while Corbin would fly forwards at 40+ kph.
Name:  With Corbin on Camino Climb.jpg
Views: 547
Size:  248.2 KB

Most of the ride was on nice country roads but on the return we ventured up what looked like an alternate crudely paved path that became a section of the Camino de Santiago hiking trail, where rideable sections were few and far between.
Name:  More Camino Trail.jpg
Views: 553
Size:  347.7 KB

Corbin shot some video footage and uploaded it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSSF...ature=youtu.be

The total regen stats were pretty good, but part of that is because we hiked rather than rode up most of the elevation gain on the return trip when were were on the Camino trail. Had we taken the roads it would have been more like ~30% regen.
Name:  43 Percent Regen.jpg
Views: 540
Size:  124.4 KB

One other detail that I found interesting is that the human watt-hours and electrical watt-hours have almost always matched up nearly exactly 1:1 every time I've taken this unicycle for a ride. It's the same riding on the flats in the city or going on this long tour with plenty of up and down. At the end of the trip, half the energy came from my legs and half from the battery, and that's a ratio I'm pretty happy about.
Name:  Watt Hours Compared.jpg
Views: 538
Size:  103.8 KB
Justin LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-14, 02:30 AM   #35
MuniAddict
UniGeezer - Not "2" Tired
 
MuniAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Age: 62
Posts: 14,576
What's the total weight?
__________________
Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
-Dani Buron


Website
Videos
Facebook
MuniAddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-14, 07:50 AM   #36
vookash
('')( :)(..)(: )('')
 
vookash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Krakow, Poland
Age: 37
Posts: 1,399
Send a message via Skype™ to vookash
Thanks Terry for revising this thread. I missed the Unicon updates.
The uni weights like several unis but still it rides nicely. The feeling at the beginning is bit like starting in high gear on Schlumpf, but then when you add the assist it rides so well. I tried it only for a little while and corners were troublesome for me, but I guess it's something you can get used to.
Thanks Justin for the opportunity to try such a cosmic uni (even if this one looks so much casual than the machine you had in Montreal).
And whoa Scott, you are fearless!
__________________
http://vooni.kkdt.org My unicycling adventures including RomUni ride.
vookash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fastest, finish, hub, planet, uni, unicon


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
Question to those that swapped the oracale hub for the oregon when ordering a new uni jbtilley General Unicycling Discussions 0 2014-02-08 12:07 AM
The Youngest Trials Riders On The Planet! JustOneWheel General Unicycling Discussions 6 2013-03-02 12:50 PM
What's the fastest configuration for a 36? KiwiRichard General Unicycling Discussions 16 2011-03-15 07:28 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
Page generated in 0.07272 seconds with 11 queries