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Old 2019-11-09, 05:37 AM   #16
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Ridgecrest Desert Classic info

Originally Posted by muni ben View Post
I have a friend who would be interested in the 3.2 mi course, but would like to see the gpx file first. Thanks!
Here is the garmin link to the unicycle course. I rode it with my bike to get an accurate estimate of the mileage.

Also the deadline for getting a shirt with your the registration is tomorrow since we have to have the shirt order in on Monday and the registration price increases by $5 on Thursday.
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Old 2019-11-15, 06:51 AM   #17
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Two friends of mine just registered, one in the 27 mi Expert category and one in the 3 mi muni category. It's gonna be fun
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I see that two people that I follow on Strava did the 27m expert course.
Both did really great, with average speeds of 10 and 15 km/h.
The Strava data suggest the course was close to 29 miles, with 920m of elevation.

Since he's an active member here I think I can freely mention Ben Soja being the 15km/h rider.

Absolutely amazing!
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The expert riders were amazing to say the least. Ben finished in under 3 hours which was mind blowing. It was great meeting everyone even though it was brief.
I am inspired.
I will try to get some pictures up soon.
I hope next year we continue to grow.
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I looked at the results - Ben's time was super impressive - 2:56:07, top pro was 2:00:49. I would never have expected a unicycle to be that fast!

Also interesting to compare that result with the Mt. Diablo uphill race, where the fastest time was 44:50, and Ben was 1:06:59.

So for the uphill road race, where you would expect a unicycle to be at its best, the unicycle was just about 50% slower. On the mtb course where you would expect the bike to have a big advantage, the unicycle was only ~46% slower. Weird. But inspiring!
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