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What: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour. It is an organised unicycle tour by Adventure Unicyclist and Bike Asia and Grasshopper Adventures

When: Monday 2 August 2010 (Day 1) to Friday 13 August 2010 (Day 12)

Why: Because it’s never been done before. And Unicycling is the coolest way to see the world.

You mean, you’re going to travel on one wheel? Yep

In Mongolia? Why not?

Is it hard? About half as difficult as, say, on a bicycle. We only have one wheel to balance, not two.

Does it hurt? Unicyclists have buttocks of steel, even on bumpy Mongolian roads

How far are you riding? 240km, 7 riding days

13 comments on “About

  • Nathan Hoover

    10/12/2009 at 11:13 am

    Woo hoo, it’s finally happening! I will be there!

  • What airport should be fly into/out of?

  • Hmm, might need to put some training in for this one. πŸ˜‰

    36″ Guni with 165/137mm cranks or 26″ Guni with a Gazza; hmm…

  • For unguni, is more coker of 29er suited?

  • Nathan Hoover

    10/12/2009 at 4:52 pm

    In my mind, there is really no question as to the unicycle for this type of trip. For me, it’s the geared 36. Ungeared would work fine too of course. Geoff’s idea of 137/165 would probably work great, but I bet plain old 150 like I rode in India and Africa this year would also be ok. 150 is quite a bit of leverage and the photos sure don’t make it look steep.

    Some people like 29ers better – if that’s you, then bring the 29er. Or even a geared 24 or 26. Corbin proved that even a geared 24 can thrive on a long hard tour (with properly motivated rider!)

    Anyway, I doesn’t really matter what cycle you bring. Just bring what you like to ride and are comfortable with, but mainly, just GO! And for the N hemisphere guys, we don’t have to train – it’s in late summer! Geoff, you will indeed have to train since it’s winter for you.

  • Nice to see that Monguni is going next year ! So may be see you again next year (no Unicon for me)


  • To quote the blues brothers: “We’re putting the (unicycle) band back together……” Look forward to another tour with you crazy cats!!

  • This uni tour really appeals to me – being all off road, the camping and the location tops it off.

    Sounds like it would be great on a single speed 36’er, or any GUni. I’d probably take a 24 GUni as that’s far and away my favourite uni these days.

    Even though the tour ends on my lucky black friday birthday in August unfortunately I think it will take a miracle to get the $ together, else I’d be in!

    For the guys going, hope you have a great time!

  • Count me in!

  • 항상 멋진 여행을 ν•˜λŠ” λ‹Ήμ‹ λ“€
    ν•œκ΅­κ³Ό κ°€κΉŒμš΄λ‚˜λΌ λͺ½κ³¨.
    ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μž₯μ‹œκ°„ μ‰΄μˆ˜κ°€ μ—†μ–΄μ„œ 아쉽닀.
    μ–Έμ  κ°€ μ‹œκ°„μ΄ 되면 λ‚˜λ„ λ‹Ήμ‹ λ“€κ³Ό 멋진 여행을 ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άλ‹€.
    그리고 λ°”λž€λ‹€. 당신듀이 ν•œκ΅­μ΄λž€ λ‚˜λΌλ„ 여행을 ν•˜κΈΈ.
    ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ 일반 λ„λ‘œλ₯Ό μ™Έλ°œμžμ „κ±°λ₯Ό 타고 κ°€κΈ°λž€ 쉽지 μ•Šλ‹€.
    ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μ œμ£Όλ„λŠ” μ™Έλ°œμžμ „κ±°λ₯Ό 타고 μ—¬ν–‰ν•  λ§Œν•œ 곳이닀.(μ œμ£Όλ„λŠ” 섬이닀.)
    κ±°λ¦¬λŠ” 200km정도가 λœλ‹€.
    λ°”λ‹€κ°€ 아름닡닀. 섬 κ°€μš΄λ°λŠ” 아주높은 산이 μžˆλ‹€.
    λ‚˜μ€‘μ—λΌλ„ ν•œκ΅­μ— 였길 μ›ν•œλ‹€λ©΄ λ‚˜μ™€ λ‚˜μ˜ μΉœκ΅¬λ“€μ΄ 당신듀을 λ„μšΈκ²ƒμ΄λ‹€.
    λ˜ν•œ ν•œκ΅­μ— 여행을 μ˜¨λ‹€λ©΄ λ‚˜μ™€ λ‚˜μ˜ μΉœκ΅¬λ“€μ€ 당신듀을 λ°˜κ²¨μ€„ 것 이닀.
    ν•œκ΅­μ˜ μŒμ‹κ³Ό λ¬Έν™”λ₯Ό κ°€λ₯΄μ³ 쀄 것 이닀.
    이번 UNICON15에 가지 λͺ»ν•΄ 아쉽닀.
    unicycleλ₯Ό μ‚¬λž‘ν•˜λŠ” 당신듀이 보고싢닀.
    λ‹€μŒμ— λ§Œλ‚˜μž

    South KOREA 의 tall guy Jaein Kim(κΉ€μž¬μΈ)

    ===>> google Translate

    You guys are always a great trip
    That’s cool.
    Mongolia, South Korea and nearby countries.
    Disappointed, but did not have a long rest.
    This is a great time with you someday, I want to travel.
    And hope. Korea is also the country you travel you want to do.
    Korea in the general road is not easy gagiran ride a unicycle.
    Jeju Island, but the travel is worth riding a unicycle. (Jeju is an island.)
    The distance is about 200km.
    The sea is beautiful. Are very high mountains of the island.
    If you want to come to Korea later, me and my friends will help you with them.
    In addition, a trip to South Korea comes out of you, my friends will bangyeojul.
    South Korea’s food and culture will teach you.
    The UNICON15 disappointed not to go to.
    unicycle loves you guys want to see.
    I’ll see you next time

    South KOREA The tall guy Jaein Kim (gimjaein)

  • Nathan Hoover

    11/03/2010 at 8:50 pm

    Well, it’s really happening. We are all registered and ready to go on this adventure. Just have to get some plane tickets! See you guys in U.B.

  • Nathan Hoover

    03/05/2010 at 7:25 am

    Well, it’s done! Tickets are purchased.

    We’re arriving 9:40pm on Saturday the 31st. Have to leave right after the tour – flying out Saturday night Aug 14. See you guys there!

  • Nathan Hoover

    30/07/2010 at 5:15 pm

    Packed and ready! See you guys in UB in a couple of days!!

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