Re: Australian Bike Show trials demo...

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by andrew_carter, May 14, 2004.

  1. Four Australian trials riders including myself are doing some trials
    demos at the 2004 Australian Bike Show in October. It's going to be
    fantastic and we're planning the course now. We should be able to get
    them to build us some bits and pieces for specific needs and also use
    some of the stuff that the bike trials demo team are using. It'll be
    good to meet some of Australia's best bike trials riders there.

    I've just drawn up a really rough sketch of a possible layout. Any
    suggestions or comments would be much appreciated. I had a look through
    'this old thread' (http://tinyurl.com/2d77x) and once again found Kris'
    suggestions very helpful. I'm really just letting you know what we're
    going to be doing because I'm excited about it. :)

    A bit about this first course idea...
    - The launch ramp is for rolling hops/gaps up onto boxes, the other
    ramp you see is steeper and for a transition on the 2m drop.
    - The curvy line of sandwich boards would actually be facing out
    towards the edge of the area so the riders would hop around it and go
    nearer to the crowd.
    - The ladder you see will have round rungs spaced about 40-50cm
    apart.
    - The grind rail and boxes will be set up so you can drop onto the
    grind from the higher boxes or hop up to the grind from the lower ones.
    There are two rails parallel for grinding with one crank on each which
    should be pretty fun. :) Or you can grind just one side for more of a
    challenge.
    - The widely spaced boxes will have a 30cm beam for wheel walking (1 or
    2 foot) and backwards riding across and a 30-40mm wide rail (flat
    probably so we know we'll make it across) for slow technical rail
    riding. Maybe if it's a little shorter than 4m I'll try riding it
    backwards.
    - That diagram is missing the narrow gapping bars I want built. I'd
    like two at about 50cm high (for higher gaps) and two at about 30cm high
    (for 180's and distance gaps).

    Pretty exciting hey! We're going to do a really good job of this and
    all train to work on general trials and also on our specific strengths.
    We'll be representing www.unicycles.com.au and these demos will
    hopefully help to promote unicycling in Australia.

    Andrew


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    Hey andrew i think its great what you are doing for unicycling in
    Australia and i don't think there is a better place to raise its profile
    than to go to the heart of it all. What i want to know is will you get
    to keep the obstacles after it because that would be cool,
    Mark


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  4. I'd absolutely love to keep the obstacles after it's finished. Only
    problem is the bike show is in Melbourne so it might be a bit difficult
    to take them home of the plane. :)

    Andrew


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