Katy Trail 25 – 10/17/2017

After two days at a conference, I was ready for a break. So I planned for one accordingly. The DevUp conference was conveniently located in St. Charles MO, not far from the Katy Trail. Some will argue that its too rough for a unicycle, but I find the chat and hard packed dirt trails perfect for a smooth ride. Combine that with it not being too busy with users and its a perfect destination. I had it in my mind that I would ride after the second day of the conference, so I packed accordingly. With the conference winding down on the second day, I ran out of sessions that piqued my interest. Shortly after lunch, I headed out to the trail. With a bag full of food and water, I set off to see how far I dared ride. It ended up that I went from the St. Charles boathouse all the way to I-64 bridge and back. A route of almost exactly 25 miles.

I won’t lie to you and say it was easy, but its the next step towards farther riding. I would like to be able to ride 40 miles or more in a single day and I think I’m getting closer. Having music playing with a high tempo certainly helped. I know I was riding well because I had my first every mile where I averaged 10 mph and it was towards the end of the ride! And some photos 🙂

Hogan Haake

October Sunset Race – 10/12/2017

Likely to be the last warm Sunset Race of the year, I made sure to get out there early and get a short unicycle ride in with the sunshine!

When I got back from my ride, I was in time to see JoJo getting her boat down from on top of her van. A feat that most need to see to believe!

What you can’t see in the photo are the steps in the side of the van she used to get up there. Either way, its a long way up for transporting a boat!

Hogan Haake

Mississippi River Trail with Corvin – 9/7/2017

I drug Corvin out for his longest unicycle ride ever on the MRT (just over 8 miles). We probably walked a mile, but it was still worth it to spend time with him and get better riding.

Just after the half way point, we switched with me on the 29″ and Corvin on my 36″. I love seeing him cruise at speed and did my best to keep up with him.

Hogan Haake

August – 2017

Another good unicycling month even including the family.

I also caught the awards ceremony for the MR340, cheering on my friends!

It wouldn’t be a little adventure with some adversity. On my ride home, the throttle cable on the motorcycle broke on the highway. It was a bit of a close call coasting to a safe place to pull over, but I had some help from a fellow traveler. Almost 2 hours later, I made it home.

Hiatt and Kris came in for a baseball game and good fun was had all around.

Hogan Haake