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We made it! Unicycle Across Minnesota: the long way! Along with 34 other unicyclists, I made the unicycle trip across the state of Minnesota. The ride took 9 days and we covered 483 miles from the Iowa border to the Canadian border.
(Ride Distance / Total UAM Distance)

Unicycle Across Minnesota

August 14-22, 1999
UAM Day 1:Elmore to Nicollet (67.84/67.84 mi)
UAM Day 2:Nicollet to Hutchinson (53.35/121.19 mi)
UAM Day 3:Hutchinson to St. Cloud (61.01/182.20 mi)
UAM Day 4:St. Cloud to Little Falls (43.65/225.85 mi)
UAM Day 5:Little Falls to Crosby (59.27/285.12 mi)
UAM Day 6:Crosby to Grand Rapids (64.56/349.68 mi)
UAM Day 7:Grand Rapids to Big Fork (42.65/392.33 mi)
UAM Day 8:Big Fork to Big Falls (50.55/442.88 mi)
UAM Day 9:Big Falls to International Falls (40.25/483.13 mi)

UAM Day 1: August 14, 1999
Elmore to Nicollet

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
7:10 17:10 10:00 5:31:38
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
67.84 mi 12.3 MPH 6.8 MPH 19.9 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 150 mm 67.84 mi
Route:
Elmore to Nicollet
See the map! (pdf file, 306 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 1
Lunch Break

UAM Day 2: August 15, 1999
Nicollet to Hutchinson

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
7:35 14:45 7:10 4:28:00
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
53.35 mi 12.0 MPH 7.4 MPH 19.5 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 150 mm 121.19 mi
Route:
Nicollet to Hutchinson
See the map! (pdf file, 376 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 2
Break from the rain
That's me with no shirt on.

UAM Day 3: August 16, 1999
Hutchinson to St. Cloud

Computer's Time: Distance: Ave. speed: max. speed:
5:30:25 61.01 mi 11.4 MPH 20.5 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 150 mm 182.20 mi
Route:
Hutchinson to St. Cloud
See the map! (pdf file, 218 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 3
One big ball of Twine
That is one big ball of twine!

UAM Day 4: August 17, 1999
St. Cloud to Little Falls

Computer's Time: Distance: Ave. speed: max. speed:
4:14:34 43.65 mi 10.3 MPH 19.4 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 150 mm mi
Route:
St. Cloud to Little Falls
See the map! (pdf file, kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 4
Freestylin' on Cokers
That's Roger and me freestylin' on Cokers. At the shows we'd cruise around, do twirls, seat out in front, backwards, and wheel-walk.

UAM Day 5: August 18, 1999
Little Falls to Crosby

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
7:20 18:45 11:25
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
59.27 mi 9.5 MPH 5.2 MPH 15.9 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 150 mm 285.12 mi
Route:
Little Falls to Crosby
See the map! (pdf file, 268 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 5
Ryder Break
Yes! Another rest stop!

UAM Day 6: August 19, 1999
Crosby to Grand Rapids

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
7:20 17:30 10:10 5:43:56
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
64.56 mi 11.2 MPH 6.4 MPH 18.4 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 150 mm for the first 14 miles, then I switched to 127 mm cranks. What a difference 349.68 mi
Route:
Crosby to Grand Rapids
See the map! (pdf file, 237 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 6
Knee pains
Hey, no more knee pain while I ride! Thanks to the shorter cranks I put on my Coker.

UAM Day 7: August 20, 1999
Grand Rapids to Big Fork

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
8:20 15:30 7:10 3:45:30
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
42.65 mi 11.3 MPH 6.0 MPH 16.4 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 127 mm 392.33 mi
Route:
Grand Rapids to Big Fork
See the map! (pdf file, 284 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 7
shadow
The shadow of one Cokerhead, taken by another Cokerhead!

UAM Day 8: August 21, 1999
Big Fork to Big Falls

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
8:15 16:30 8:15 4:11:08
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
50.55 mi 12.1 MPH 6.1 MPH 15.8 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 127 mm 442.88 mi
Route:
Big Fork to Big Falls
See the map! (pdf file, 217 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 8
Butt'R up
Connie's Pharmacy in now open... Don't forget to Butt'R up!

UAM Day 9: August 22, 1999
Big Falls to International Falls

Start Time: End Time: Total Time: Computer's Time:
7:25 13:00 5:35 3:25:21
Distance: Ave. speed: Ave. with rests: max. speed:
40.25 mi 12.4 MPH 7.2 MPH 15.7 MPH
Unicycle Ridden: Total Dist.:
Coker 36" - 127 mm 483.13 mi
Route:
Big Falls to International Falls
See the map! (pdf file, 206 kByte)
UAM Photos and Highlights of Day 9
Lunch Break
The Coker tire made it the whole trip, but it does show signs of wear. What do you expect after 1200 miles have been put on it.

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