January 15, 2001
Eric Kvamme, our new Vice President, has our backlog of membership changes all
caught up. Thanks Eric! If anyone has not had a response to their membership application within 6
weeks of sending it in, let us know.
On One Wheel
The latest issue of OOW (December 2000) is now out. If you haven't yet received
your copy, it should come soon. Remember that it is a bulk mailing and delivery time can vary
widely. The cover and feature story (by Tammy Marsh) is Unicycle Across Minnesota. There's also
an article on building your own MUni (by Scott Bridgeman), a registration form for NUC 2001, as
well as lots of other features and information.
Tammy and Tanya Marsh have volunteered to work on upcoming issues, with Connie Cotter
overseeing/helping. This will likely be a transition time, with perhaps more of a team approach to
producing the magazine.
from Tammy and Tanya Marsh
Hello, all you one-wheelers! We are getting started on the next issue of
On One Wheel and we want to tell you how you can get involved! We hope to have the next issue out
soon. It will focus on Nationals 2000. The issue after that will feature UNICON X. Feel free to send
- Photos of Nationals and UNICON. Email or snail mail us pictures, the sooner the better. Or tell us
links where we can find photos. Also provide identification of who’s in the photo and what they’re
- Member news, about your clubs and other events.
- Letters to the Editors.
- If you have a story that you want to write, talk to us!
Contact us at: Tammy and Tanya Marsh, 1111 First Street, Brookings, SD 57006. Phone:
605-692-4770. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!! Tammy and Tanya in South Dakota
2001 NUC Registration, Accommodation and Scheduling
The 2001 National
Unicycling Convention, is to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between July 15th and July 20,
2001. Information about the 2001 NUC is available from
contact us at TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com. To register you need to:
[by Don Tai]
- If you are not already, become a member of the USA (Unicycling Society of America).
- Print out the registration form from the Toronto Unicyclists web site (or use the form in the
December 2000 issue of OOW).
- Fill in one form for each participant.
- Mail in your application along with a cheque for the required funds.
Because there are only 100 dormitory rooms available from Humber College (main location of most
events) at this time we are accepting bookings on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are interested
in a dorm please book early. If any information about the convention is missing from the site please
e-mail myself or TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com and we'll get it on the site.
2001 NUC Workshops: [by Don Tai] We are looking for experts in the unicycling world that would
like to conduct workshops. Besides improving the general level of unicycling throughout the world,
fellow unicyclists will bestow on you unheard of levels of peer recognition. Qualifications for
workshop coaches include: handsome/beautiful, excellent communications skills, willingness to
teach others your amazing skills, wicked on one wheel. Ok, we'll waive the first qualification. If you
are interested please write to TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com with what kind of workshop you want
to conduct, your qualifications, and your contact information.
[by Idaho Joe]
Greetings all. At the last MUni Weekend it was suggested that we
hold next year’s here at Sun Valley Idaho. Since then I have scouted some trails, especially one that
has access from the top of Galena Summit and returns to the highway fifteen hundred feet lower at
Galena Lodge. This trail has some short difficult stretches with some short uphill challenges on the
way to Titus Lake, but the long stretches are fairly easy. This combination should provide interesting
riding for everyone, and the scenery is excellent. I will be attempting to scout an extreme option from
the trail that ascends to above the lake. Also, I was trying to find a way from the Adam's Gulch trail,
across to my favorite extreme downhill into the Warm Springs area, near Apple's Bar and Grill. This
ride would be a Friday extreme for crazy people only. One option is a hiked ascent through Eve
Gulch. I suppose the ride could be called Adam, Eve, and the apple. The topo map shows that it
probably involves a 2000 foot climb. An easier option would be for riders to return down Adams
Gulch, which is one of my favorite rides also. Adams gulch has a series of log bridges that are a
couple feet above a shallow stream and are challenging. Also it has some short uphill challenges. The
descent into Warm Springs is a series of steep switchbacks through the sagebrush. I have begun to
accumulate a stash of materials to make some trials obstacles. I have five large diameter logs about
eight feet long, several beams of various widths and lengths, and a huge pile of redwood 2 by 6. Also I
have several stumps, some plywood and some chunks of beams.
Hockey at UNICON 10
[by Rolf Sander]
Dear unicycle-hockey fans, all the results from the
Unicycle-Hockey Tournament at UNICON 10 in Beijing, China are now available on the web at:
www.unicycling.org/hockey/unicon10.html. For many German unicyclists, and probably for some
others as well, the hockey tournament was the main reason for coming to UNICON X in China. 20
teams from 9 countries (China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Puerto Rico,
Switzerland, USA) registered for the tournament. Amongst them were Bochum, who won the hockey
tournament at the previous UNICON, and LaHiMo 1, who came in second. Probably the most exciting
game was the quarterfinal between Duesseldorf and LaHiMo 2. The score after regular time was 1:1.
In the five minutes extra time each team shot one more goal. That was still a draw and so the decision
had to be made in a penalty shooting. Each player of each team had one shot from a distance of 6.50
m. Takafumi Ogasawara, the goal keeper of LaHiMo 2 (at age 60), showed an amazing performance
and led his team to a 5:2 victory. Bochum and LaHiMo 1 already met in the semifinal. So only one of
them would reach the final. LaHiMo 1 managed to win this important game 5:3. The other team to
reach the final was TCUC. In the end the hockey experience won over the unicycling skill 23:2 and
LaHiMo became the unicycle-hockey world champion 2000. A list of all games is available on the net
NUC 2002 and UNICON XI
[by Barb Kowalski]
Just as everyone is just thinking about Toronto we
are starting to thinking about NUC 2002 and UNICON XI in Washington. Here are the proposed dates
of these events:
July 20 (Saturday): NUC Registration
July 21 (Sunday) 26 (Thursday): Events
July 26 (Friday): Free day
July 27 (Saturday): UNICON XI Registration
July 28 (Sunday) - August 3 and/or August 4: Events
This is just a start. These dates are not definite yet. We are looking to see if there are any conflicts
with other events.
Schedule of unicycling events
- 2001 National Unicycle Convention (North America); July 15 - 20, 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Eurocycle 2001; July 20-22, 2001; Tamarside Community College, England 2001.
- MUni Weekend; summer 2001; probably to be held over Labor Day weekend in Idaho, USA.
- 2002 National Unicycle Convention, North Bend, Washington, USA; summer 2002.
- 11th World Unicycling Championship (UNICON XI), North Bend, Washington, USA; summer