Corvin and I went out for a unicycle ride on Grant’s trail. He’s gotten good enough on the unicycle that I gave him my 29″ unicycle and told him I would just ride the 36″ one now. Not only is he excited, he is FAST!
I’ve been riding my 36″ unicycle a lot this year since giving Corvin the 29″ unicycle. That means that I need to start over with nice flat trails to rebuild my strength. Today, I decided to go to the flattest place I could think of, Monarch Chesterfield Levee. This levee was built to protect Chesterfield, MO from the Missouri river.
Looking to the left of the path, you can see the flooding from all the recent rain. The river is on the way, down, but that meant that I had to turn around early, or go through the mud…
The levee goes by the chute to Howell island, so I made a visit, but didn’t dare try to get out there.
The path was a bit lonely, but the shadows kept me busy.
I stopped to take the time to enjoy some brickwork by a rest area before getting back to the van.
I should also mention, I set a personal best on this ride. I went 4.5 miles without dismounting the unicycle and only did so because the path ended in river mud.
I came across a stranded motorist. He had a flat tire and drove on it way too long. By the time I saw him, the shredded tire had cut through several wiring harness on his car. I used band-aids from a guy that stopped to help prevent any additional electrical shorts from the wires touching.
I recommended he get the car towed to prevent further damage, but he decided to drive it with the spare to a mechanic… Hopefully I don’t have to change too many more tires when riding!
Still unicycling around town. I met a cyber friend from Twitter and the 100 Missouri Miles website on Grant’s Trail today. Joseph Brown stopped and asked if I was Hogan. So we chatted a bit. On the unicycle, I’m a bit easier to recognize 🙂