Longest unicycle ride.... ever!

Longest unicycle ride.... ever!

Post by Unicy.. » Sat, 18 May 1996 04:00:00

In a message dated 96-05-14 23:11:41 EDT, you write:

>>I was planning to uni from Lands End to John O'Groats in the UK. For all
>> aliens that's about 800
>>miles or so! Has anyone done this before?

>I believe that in aug/sep 1986 it was done in 14 days 12hr and 41min,
>with a distance of 901 miles.  For some reason I have this fact noted on
>a bit of paper on my notice-board, but don't know where I got it from.  I
>don't _think_ I made it up ...

Everybody look in your old Guinness Books! I don't have those old issues, but
this record was listed in there for a few years. In other words, that ride
has definitely been done before, so you will have a mark to shoot for!

Wally Watts rode around the world in 1976-78, with a lot of stops. He did not
ride every day. He used a 43" big wheel with a spring loaded seat post!

Pietro Biondo rode the perimeter of North America (about 12,000 miles) in
 1983-84. His was a relatively continuous tour, but parts of his route were
not unicycled. As of 1994 he was working as a masseuse with Cirque du
Soleil's traveling unit.

I once read that Steve McPeak (holder of Guinness 'tallest unicycle' record)
once rode 160 miles or so in a 24 hour period. This, as far as I know, is the
farthest distance covered in a single day. He did this during a cross country
ride (and rode 0 miles the following day!).

Takayuki Koike, holder of the Guinness 100 mile record of 6 hrs. 44 min.
reportedly did the entire 100 miles WITHOUT A DISMOUNT! This would have to be
the world's record for the longest ride without a dismount!

These facts are off the top of my head, so if you publish them expect to be
attacked by nit picking detail mongers!

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone