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(Alaska Dispatch)   A hundred mile ultramarathon in the backcountry? In the frigid Alaskan interior in winter? On a unicycle? What could possibly go wrong? (Surprisingly, nothing)   (alaskadispatch.com) divider line 16
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2014-04-02 09:16:11 PM
Surprisingly nothing?

I'd say unfortunately nothing.
 
2014-04-02 09:20:51 PM
Ow my balls ow my balls ow my balls
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2014-04-02 09:22:01 PM
When I was at the Eureka Weather Station at about 80 degrees north lat in the early 2000's there had been a group of mountain bikers with too much money and not enough brains trying to bike to the north pole.

With no sleds or kayaks.

They turned back after about a couple days.
 
2014-04-02 09:22:14 PM
Farking hilarious like any of that is true
 
2014-04-02 09:25:32 PM
So, how does this compare effortwise to the Death Valley to Mt. Whitney run?
 
2014-04-02 09:26:21 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Ow my balls ow my balls ow my balls
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Mush!
 
2014-04-02 09:27:38 PM
He also had to watch for soft spots in the trail. Those spots might simply stop a bike, but for Wilson, sinking into a soft spot meant flying off the unicycle. Coming down the Cache Creek Pass, 50 miles into the race, he hit such a spot and went flying, the unicycle somehow managing to come with him, bouncing up in the air and plunking him on the head -- which was covered with his helmet.

Apparently this was not the first time he was hit in the head.
 
2014-04-02 10:09:40 PM

ceebeecates4: Surprisingly nothing?

I'd say unfortunately nothing.


Even the bears feel bad for this level of attention whoring.

I'm glad the guy's having fun, but I don't give a shiat. You wanna go across Alaska on a unicycle? Knock yourself out. But it's not newsworthy.
 
2014-04-02 10:27:11 PM

yojimbo212: Farking hilarious like any of that is true


FTFA: "Still, Plumb admitted there were plenty of naysayers in the fat biking community who scoffed at the idea. But Wilson more than put those doubts to rest."

Story published on April 1st and after that part of the article... well yeah, I doubt it's true.  I mean, I dislike the biking community as much as any other real red-blooded American (Why can't you get out of the middle of the farking road, you assholes!!!!!!) but fat is something they certainly are not.
 
2014-04-02 10:56:24 PM
Nothing about that looks bad except the unicycle part.
 
2014-04-02 10:58:29 PM

doglover: ceebeecates4: Surprisingly nothing?

I'd say unfortunately nothing.

Even the bears feel bad for this level of attention whoring.

I'm glad the guy's having fun, but I don't give a shiat. You wanna go across Alaska on a unicycle? Knock yourself out. But it's not newsworthy.


So... don't... read... the article?

And recognize that the world isn't all about you and your interests?

/it's called growing up
 
2014-04-02 11:01:00 PM

Tom-Servo: yojimbo212: Farking hilarious like any of that is true

FTFA: "Still, Plumb admitted there were plenty of naysayers in the fat biking community who scoffed at the idea. But Wilson more than put those doubts to rest."

Story published on April 1st and after that part of the article... well yeah, I doubt it's true.  I mean, I dislike the biking community as much as any other real red-blooded American (Why can't you get out of the middle of the farking road, you assholes!!!!!!) but fat is something they certainly are not.


Lol well done. :)

(...kidding right? You know "fat biking" refers to the fat tires needed for snow cycling? Hey, I know it's fark, but sometimes it's hard to tell.)
 
2014-04-02 11:01:31 PM

Tom-Servo: yojimbo212: Farking hilarious like any of that is true

FTFA: "Still, Plumb admitted there were plenty of naysayers in the fat biking community who scoffed at the idea. But Wilson more than put those doubts to rest."

Story published on April 1st and after that part of the article... well yeah, I doubt it's true.  I mean, I dislike the biking community as much as any other real red-blooded American (Why can't you get out of the middle of the farking road, you assholes!!!!!!) but fat is something they certainly are not.


Oh, you.  They're talking about fat tires (which are used for riding over rough terrain).  (yes, ok, that's the joke).  I've seen guys ride a unicycle across Iowa, so I don't see how Alaska would be much different, except for the snow.
 
2014-04-03 12:03:27 AM

maniacbastard: When I was at the Eureka Weather Station at about 80 degrees north lat in the early 2000's there had been a group of mountain bikers with too much money and not enough brains trying to bike to the north pole.

With no sleds or kayaks.

They turned back after about a couple days.


Well, nowadays with a fatbike the snow wouldn't be too  much of a problem.  The ocean on the other hand...
 
2014-04-03 12:26:45 AM

brimed03: doglover: ceebeecates4: Surprisingly nothing?

I'd say unfortunately nothing.

Even the bears feel bad for this level of attention whoring.

I'm glad the guy's having fun, but I don't give a shiat. You wanna go across Alaska on a unicycle? Knock yourself out. But it's not newsworthy.

So... don't... read... the article?

And recognize that the world isn't all about you and your interests?

/it's called growing up


I'm very interested in the sun, actually.

So, in a way...
 
2014-04-03 01:32:43 PM
Not everything published on April 1 is a lie. There are articles on March 28 & April 2 talking about the unicyclist as well... including the final race results. http://www.adn.com/2014/04/02/3404990/records-fall-at-white-mountains. html
 
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