MUni Weekend pictures (finally) up!

MUni Weekend pictures (finally) up!

Post by John Fos » Sun, 19 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Hello unicyclists,

I almost left without telling you, the California Mountain Unicycle Weekend
official pictures are finally up! I'm going away for a few days, and wanted
to get something up before then. What you get, then are four pages of
photos. A major drain on bandwidth, and no captions yet! I'll finish it all
up when I get back, as well as link it to other pages with MUni Weekend
photos.

Check it out:  http://www.calweb.com/~unifoss/

I'll be out of touch for about a week, so don't hemorrhage if you're
waiting for a reply from me.

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone

http://www.calweb.com/~unifoss/

"Never two tired"

 
 
 

MUni Weekend pictures (finally) up!

Post by George Pe » Sun, 19 Oct 1997 04:00:00

John:

i tried my first 'rough terrain' ride with Richey Mountain Logic Comp
pedals. I think this is the way of the future.

Pro's: positive foot placement. Can't trip pedal. Can pull on the back
stroke, softens the deadspot (cranks vertical) by allowing push/pull
without tripping. Can hop without clasping seat between thighs, all the
wear is on the cleat and not the shoe. Should give substantially
increased hill climbing power ( but this has yet to be proven for the
unicycle ), the more petite pedal allows for  more radical sidehilling,
a bonus feature for Moab. May reduce surprise body launches by allowing
the back leg to pull the body back enough to recover (yet to be proven),
pedal spline under ball of foot rather than heel allows for more power.
Provides a consistent contact to the cycle, not dependent of wet, cold,
or type of shoe.

Con's: trickey to get into and until it becomes a reflex, not likely to
release in  a quick, unexpected fall. WEAR ROLLERBLADE WRIST PROTECTORS.
Small surface area may aggravate a lot standing. Clip under ball of foot
rather than heel may cause morevfatigue ( or not ?). If you like to hike
on a ride, those funny shoes don't do well.

I have just ordered a set of Shimano Deore DX636 which is a platform
pedal with the clip system inside so you get the best of both worlds.
The MTB downhillers and BMX'rs use them, so they might be ideal for
MTU'ing.

I will report.