Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Four men on unicycles only team to finish gruelling 240 km Yukon relay after blizzard

                                                                   Courtesy Nathan Hoover

by Maura Forrest
 Not everyone wakes up on a Saturday morning and decides to pedal 240 kilometres through the snow and rain over a mountain pass from the Yukon to Alaska.

But Nathan Hoover and his teammates did.

On unicycles.

Last weekend, Hoover and three other unicyclists were the only team out of more than 1,300 participants to complete the route of the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. For the first time in its 25-year history, the race was officially shut down by a freak June blizzard that left the road covered in black ice and several inches of snow.

But the unicyclists were undeterred.

“What else were we going to do that day, right?” said Hoover, 58...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/national/four+unicycles+only+team+finish+gruelling+yukon+relay/13458246/story.html

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