2008 California Mountain
Unicycle Weekend

October 17-19 -- San Diego, California
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    Eric Douane and John Sprague at Iron Mountian
    Iron Mountain Trail

    FRIDAY OCT 17:
    Morning: Sand and Boardwalk riding at Pacific Beach
    Afternoon: Elfin Forest
    Nighttime Fun: Dinner at Miles’ house

    Morning MUni: Iron Mountain
    Afternoon: Trials competition and 36er Race
    Dinner: Awards Banquet dinner

    SUNDAY OCT 19:
    Morning MUni: Noble Canyon

    Registration info here


    Lake Jennings Reservation
    NOTE: we will NOT reserve any of these campsites, and they will go fast. Please reserve a site as early as you can. $15 a night for a tent, it has hot showers, and it is only 5 miles east of El Cajon.

    Mission Valley Hilton Hotel
    901 Camino del Rio South, San Diego - 619-543-9000
    Doubles for $123.00 They are offering riders this very reduced rate, and parking is $14 a night. . No rooms are set aside for us, so this deal is available for as long as the hotel is not full. This is very central to San Diego, and close to the Interstate 8.

    Holiday Inn Express La Mesa (SDSU area)
    9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, 91942. 619-466-0200.
    Features a Mediterranean style decor, interior corridors, outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. All guest rooms are deluxe and over sized, and include microwaves and mini-fridges, hairdryer, iron and full-size ironing board, free local calls, free wireless high speed Internet access, 27-inch TV. Continental breakfast included.

    They will hold 10 rooms for us until September 30th for $89 a night. Ask for the special $89 rate for the unicycling event. A good location for each of the trails.

    Rodeway Inn
    471 Magnolia Ave., El Cajon - 619-447-3999
    Ask for Anna for discount rate: $62.00 for 2 Queen beds; $53.00 for 1 King. Includes coffee maker, microwave, small fridge, cable, HBO, Internet and Continental breakfast, free parking. This is a basic, no frills clean place right next to the freeway and a coffee house next door that takes you to Iron Mountain, and it is close to Miles home as well.

    San Diego can be cool and foggy in the mornings, but it quickly warms up. It can also get hot in the afternoons.


    • Helmet. They will be required if you want to participate in any competition event(s), along with knee protection and gloves or wristguards. For the rides, this gear, at a minimum, is highly recommended.
    • Water/sports drink. For the Friday and Sunday rides I recommend a hydration pack with water, plus a bottle of sports drink. All of our 2008 trails are very remote, so you've got to bring everything you need.
    • Food. Your body will need lots of calories for all the rides. On Saturday, there will not be any stores for a lunch stop, so be sure to pack a good lunch with you!
    • Money. The Friday and Saturday dinners are $11.00 per meal and are NOT included in the registration fee.  The previously posted information that the Saturday dinner was included was a dated misposting. If you've registered, you've seen where you could pre-pay for both dinners. On Friday and Saturday night, beer/alcohol must be purchased separately. You are responsible for all other meals. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.
    • Warm clothes/layers. It can sometimes get cool in San Diego.
    • If you are under 18, you MUST have a parent or guardian present for the competition!

    Useful items that you should bring:

    • Unicycle(s). A good 24" muni will be great for most trails, although many people can keep up with a 20" trials uni. A trials uni would be useful for the competition as well.
    • Tools, a patch kit or spare tube, and a small pump if you have them.
    • Sunscreen.
    • Cell phone (optional). In addition, add in Miles' phone number in case you have a question or are lost: 619.300.5423.
    • Fun stuff! Bring anything cool that you want to share with people.

    What to Wear:
    It can get cool in the evenings, but the temperature in San Diego is generally pretty moderate. 

    Getting There:
    Just use Google Maps to find San Diego. The individual rides will have directions for each of them.

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