safety gear

safety gear

Post by Foss, Joh » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> helmet, leg armour (combo knee and shin pads), cordura pants
> with foam pads
> in the hip and tailbone areas, arm armour (combo forearm and
> elbow pads),
> helmet, and I also wear gloves that contain rollerblading
> wrist-guards, and
> shin-pads worn backwards to protect the back of my legs and
> my ankle bones.
> It is also fairly common for people to wear full-face
> helmets, and (less
> commonly) motorcross chest, shoulder  and spine protectors.

Yeah but most of us only ride on Earth...

Hey Kris, how about some group riding on Vancouver Island after the NUC?
There might be a few people who can take a day or two to go up there and get
dirty. I was planning some extra days to be a tourist in Seattle or
Vancouver, and Roger Davies will be in the area as well...

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
http://www.unicycling.com

 
 
 

safety gear

Post by Kris Ho » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

In Vancouver, most North Shore mountainbikers (and also me) wear the
following safety gear:

helmet, leg armour (combo knee and shin pads), cordura pants with foam pads
in the hip and tailbone areas, arm armour (combo forearm and elbow pads),
helmet, and I also wear gloves that contain rollerblading wrist-guards, and
shin-pads worn backwards to protect the back of my legs and my ankle bones.

It is also fairly common for people to wear full-face helmets, and (less
commonly) motorcross chest, shoulder  and spine protectors.

-Kris.


Quote:
>> Hoping that nothing worse will happen since I
>> have no plans of wearing safty gear in the future.

>The ***man way.

>I hope I'll never crash my car, but with that in mind I wear my seatbelt
>every single time I'm in one, law or no law.

>Stay on top,

>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
>http://SportToday.org/

_______________________________________________________

Kris Holm, B.Sc.
Geologist, Forestry Group,
EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
Tel:(604) 685-0275    Fax:(604) 684-6241    


 
 
 

safety gear

Post by Kris Ho » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Sounds Great, but Vancouver city would be better than Vancouver Island.  I
have all of August off so the more days the better!

-Kris.

Quote:
>Hey Kris, how about some group riding on Vancouver Island after the NUC?
>There might be a few people who can take a day or two to go up there and get
>dirty. I was planning some extra days to be a tourist in Seattle or
>Vancouver, and Roger Davies will be in the area as well...

>Stay on top,

>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
>http://www.unicycling.com

_______________________________________________________

Kris Holm, B.Sc.
Geologist, Forestry Group,
EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
Tel:(604) 685-0275    Fax:(604) 684-6241    


 
 
 

safety gear

Post by Foss, Joh » Thu, 01 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> Sounds Great, but Vancouver city would be better than
> Vancouver Island.  I
> have all of August off so the more days the better!

Excellent. This is something I'd really like to persue, and hopefully invite
whoever can go. Some questions:
How far is Vancouver from Seattle?
Approx. driving time?
What's in Vancouver city that's cool for riding?
Why not Island? Too much further? Too remote? I was wanting to see some of
the trails and toys I saw in the North Shore Extreme video.
Do you have room for guests at your house?

I don't know how long I'll have after NUC, but it would be great to at least
come up and ride on one of the days after the convention. Anyone else
interested? You've seen Kris ride, or read about him. No? Check out:
http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/muni/muni98sat.htm
Wouldn't you like to see and experience some of the trails that made him
what he is?

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
http://www.unicycling.com

 
 
 

safety gear

Post by Kris Ho » Thu, 01 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>> Sounds Great, but Vancouver city would be better than
>> Vancouver Island.  I
>> have all of August off so the more days the better!

>Excellent. This is something I'd really like to persue, and hopefully invite
>whoever can go. Some questions:
>How far is Vancouver from Seattle?
>Approx. driving time?

Vancouver is about 2.5 hours drive north of Seattle

Quote:
>What's in Vancouver city that's cool for riding?
>Why not Island? Too much further? Too remote? I was wanting to see some of
>the trails and toys I saw in the North Shore Extreme video.

The NSX video was filmed in Vancouver, not on Vancouver Island, and all the
cool technical trails are just North of Vancouver.  Vancouver Island is
beautiful too, though, and has some fun cross-country riding.

Quote:
>Do you have room for guests at your house?

Unfortunately since I'm not working for most of the summer I will be moving
out of my place and will probably camp at a  rock climbing area north of
Vancouver, at Squamish.  There's great camping and riding here, though, and
it's about 45 min from the area filmed in the video.  Also, my parents have
a cabin at Whistler.  It may be rented out, but there is a decent chance we
could stay there.  It's a bit of a drive from the North Shore trails (2
hours), but there is good cross-country riding around here, too, and it is
spectacularly beautiful.
Quote:

>I don't know how long I'll have after NUC, but it would be great to at least
>come up and ride on one of the days after the convention. Anyone else
>interested? You've seen Kris ride, or read about him. No? Check out:
>http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/muni/muni98sat.htm
>Wouldn't you like to see and experience some of the trails that made him
>what he is?

>Stay on top,

>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
>http://www.unicycling.com

_______________________________________________________

Kris Holm, B.Sc.
Geologist, Forestry Group,
EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
Tel:(604) 685-0275    Fax:(604) 684-6241