I ALMOST rode a thousand miles in 2016…. but not quite. I managed to eke out a total of 741.6 miles on my 36-inch unicycle, though . . . not bad for an half-blind codger whose fear of falling was heightened after an April, 2015 accident where I broke my arm!
The last year was also memorable for discovering new trails and places to ride – Arabia Mountain Trail south of I-20 in Atlanta, Camp Creek Greenway in Lilburn, the Pinellas Trail in Bradenton, FL, and the new added portions of the North Big Creek Greenway in Cumming.
Despite the limitations, I still plan to break 1000 more miles in 2017, and also ride my age in August. I turn 65 that month and plan to travel from the Silver Comet Depot to Rockmart, GA and back in one day – a little over 65 miles!
Since I plan on repeating this feat every 5 years, after this August I’ll be in training for the 70-mile ride one day in August of 2022! (Will probably stop this nonsense when I turn 105…)
I’ve always enjoyed riding the Silver Comet Trail, and hope to do it with my friend and riding buddy Merritt . . . but he keeps insisting I’m crazy and to forget it.
I’ll post more videos on this site in the near future. However, I’ve developed quite a backlog to date, and need more time to edit these suckers!
Happy Trails and stay tuned; I’ll keep you up to date this year on more developments.