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Though the California Mountain Unicycle Weekend
is primarily a noncompetitive trail riding get-together, some competitions
are fun too. We pioneered Unicycle Trials in 1998 (a crude version using
only the natural terrain). In 2004 we hosted the world's first Street
Freestyle competition right in Lloyd Johnson's driveway. We may do that again this year, and will definitely have a Trials competition there. Other fun events may be organized on an impromptu basis.
- Street Freestyle(if enough interest)
- Other fun events (maybe)
The Trials competition, if held, is expected to use the latest version
of Unicycle Trials rules recommended by Kris Holm. If not, the current
IUF Trials rules, found in the IUF Rulebook, will be used.
Overview: If you've seen one of Dan Heaton's videos, Street is designed
to be a competition of that; a combination of Trials and Freestyle as
it were. The full rules are in the current IUF Rulebook (see link above).
These events will be open to anyone. The Trials event may be divided into two or three groups according to ability level.
Questions? Please let me know.
Unicycle Restrictions (all competitions):
Make sure it only has one wheel. No restrictions on wheel size, crank
arm length, or anything else.
Safety Equipment (all competitions):
For any competitions we do, the minimum requirement will be kneepads/armor, gloves/wristguards, and a helmet. Anything additional is
fine, and is up to you. Don't want to wear any of the above? Too bad. Your safety is our concern.
As usual, our budget does not allow for the purchase of trophies, vacations,
or cars for the winners. However we will have Unicycle.com, Bedford Unicycles, Kris
Holm (Evolution of Balance) and possibly other great sponsors to shower upon us whatever schwag they can. Attendees
are also welcome to donate items to give as prizes. If not any of this,
I still have some cool stuff to give away, though I'm out of tape decks.
How about an Iomega Zip Drive? Better yet a pair of Motorola walkie-talkies,
a Kodak digital photo viewer, or just some greasy old pedals?
Prizes will be awarded/distributed on Saturday
evening, to make life easier for anyone who has to head home Sunday. If
we do any competition events on Sunday we'll wing it.
Time and space didn't allow for a Street competition
this year, but we had a beautiful Trials course on the rocks of Donner Summit,
all marked out by volunteers in about an hour! Many thanks to the folks at
Donner Ski Ranch for letting us ride there. We had a Novice and a Pro class:
1. Miles Ornish
2. Spencer Hochberg
3. Scott Bond
4. (Tie) Teddy Ressler and Matt Aaron
5. (4-way tie) Kyle Johnson, Rod Wylie, Mike Menichini and Erik Anderson
1. Kris Holm
2. Jess Riegel
3. (Tie) Cody Williams and Justin Abbott
4. Mike Clark
5. Brian Lundgren
6. (3-way tie) Josh Schoolcraft, Corbin Dunn and Brian Cameron
7. Jason Heimann