Re: Motorama 2005 results

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by Checkernuts, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Checkernuts

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    On a Side Note, Ryan placed 2nd in the Pro Bike Mod Class earning
    himself in the books as the first unicyclist I believe to take a placing
    in a Major Bike Trials event.

    Photos of the day can be seen at

    http://gallery.unicyclist.com/motorama-2005

    If anyone needs a higher res version of any of the pics let me know,
    Riders Please go and caption your pix if you have some time.

    Cheers


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  2. U-Turn

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    What a great showing, and grats to the competitors. I thought about you
    guys all weekend...

    Did Ryan compete in the bike division on a unicycle?

    Does that cylindrical thing rotate? If so, how easily?


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  3. monociclos

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  4. muniracer

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    I had a great time, thanks Joe!

    Anyway, I have a few pictures here:

    http://gallery.unicyclist.com/album463

    and a few more that I have not uploaded yet. Sorry for doing such a
    crummy job of documenting the event, but I was having too much fun
    riding.

    The competition was just under 3.5 hours, which was incredibly long. I
    was exhausted by the end. For next year I am going to build up my
    endurance; there were lines that I was getting really close to clearing
    at the beginning but by the end could not even get close. In fact, my
    legs still hurt.

    See you all next year!


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  5. uni412

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  6. Darren

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    Very proud to see the top 3 riders are
    Bedford Unicycles Factory Team riders !

    Way to go guys !

    10 days rest until TOque in Toronto.
    Looking forward to another great event this year.

    See you there,
    Darren


    P.S. Anyone who has not registered for the TOque games yet but are
    planning on coming
    please do that ASAP ! Time is running out.
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  7. yeah, the comp was really sweet. i had a great time, and i think so did
    everyone else as far as i could tell. Thanks alot Joe!

    I competed in the Pro Mod class on my unicycle after the uni comp was
    finished because i wasn't really very tired. It was interesting
    competing in the 2 different styles of competitions, one right after the
    other. It seemed with the bike rules, i got so much more stressed out
    and nervous, and upset at myself than in the uni competition. Also,
    there was so many lines in the bike comp, i had to wait around for a
    while!

    I think i came second in the bike comp, i didn't stick around to see the
    results, but i think that Chris Santos was the guy who beat me. What
    really cheesed me off, is that i totally could have gotten zero on the
    whole pro comp, but instead, a couple of screw-ups, and i ended up with
    12 points. oh well!

    -Ryan


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  8. wogri

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    I filmed one of ryan's perfect runs: http://tinyurl.com/4vaf7

    I admire you for your riding skills, ryan.

    I liked Motorama a lot, I've never been to an unicycling competetion,
    and was surprised how professional and difficult these lines were.

    Nevertheless, I learned a lot, and one day I might join you guys again
    at Motorama!

    Wolfgang


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  9. I just got in. I had a blast the whole weekend. The competition was fun,
    but was really just the beginning of an awesome time.

    The lines were really awesome. It was also interesting to see how they
    were put together. Literally anything you could think of could be built
    at your pleasure.

    The competition went over smoothly, using the newest version of the
    U-system (1 point per line cleaned).

    My only complaint is one to be lodged with the motorama people: It was
    very very hot in the complex, which only made fatigue factor in
    faster.

    Like I said before, the comp was just the beginning. Even if you aren't
    a very good unicyclist, I recommend you make it to an event just to hang
    around people. Not only will you be inspired to become a better
    unicyclist, but you will have a great time.

    We all split hotel rooms in the same hotel complete with pool, sauna,
    and adjacent Wnedy's and Taco Bell. I really feel sorry for Joe, Ryan
    and anyone else that stayed at a different hotel....you missed some
    genuine good times. More later, me hungry and sleepy.


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  10. KcTheAcy

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    wogri wrote:
    > *I filmed one of ryan's perfect runs: http://tinyurl.com/4vaf7*



    What diffuculty would you say that line was? (1-10 or the U-rating
    system) I just want to know if people would concider that a hard one,
    and easy one, or medium.

    That looked like a ton of fun, I can't wait for TOque!


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  11. danger_uni

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    Sounds like it was an awesome comp; congrats Ryan for the win and great
    finish with the Pro bikers- that's really cool. I wish I could have
    been there!!! There was also a freetrials comp (ie biketrials with
    unitrials rules) today in Vancouver, which went well and had some really
    good sections. I think this is the first weekend where two
    unitrials-type events were going on in the same weekend in two different
    places.

    Kris


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  12. wogri

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  13. wogri

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    danger_uni wrote:
    > *I think this is the first weekend where two unitrials-type events
    > were going on in the same weekend in two different places.
    > *



    If you add rolling trials at Ray's MTB, this is 3 events at one weekend.
    Whereas rolling trials has not much to do with traditional trials.

    Wolfgang


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  14. siafirede

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  15. Great event, good lines, good company and good riding. It was a long
    comp, but I liked it that way. I was still getting new lines at the end
    of the 3.5 hours.

    The latest revision of the U-system, 1 point per line, certainly made
    the comp easier to set up. I'm not entirely convinced that it will
    always be a good way to score a comp, though. I can imagine cases where
    it would be better to have some lines worth more than others.

    See everyone at Toque.

    Ben


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  16. That event looked great! I wish I could've made it. Those lines looked
    really interesting, and it looked like there was enough there to jkeep
    you going for a long time.

    KcTheAcy wrote:
    > *What diffuculty would you say that line was? (1-10 or the U-rating
    > system) I just want to know if people would concider that a hard one,
    > and easy one, or medium. *



    That line looked easy-medium, unless I missed something. It appeared
    that there was almost no precision involved, just medium-big pedalgrabs.
    Then again, I was 3000 miles away, and it's easy to miss something.


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  17. http://gallery.unicyclist.com/album488?page=1


    Warning: Those are the greatest pictures ever.






    Warning: The above statement is likely to be false. I don't really enjoy
    using the camera for good, moreso to ridicule people and amuse myself.
    Also, I am bad at it.


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  18. Checkernuts

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    The line was actuall one of the Pro Bike Trials Lines not one in the
    unicycle comp.

    On a bike it was much more difficult looking as space was quite limited.
    I was unable to watch many of the bike lines unfortunatlly as I was a
    observer/judge for another line in order to make some gas money,


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  19. That was some good times. Good riding, great people, a fun time was had
    by all. Props all around!


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