Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Real Men Only Need One Wheel

In the wake of Unicycling Hockey being named the #2 Obscure Sport by YesButNoButYes, I was thrilled to discover that Unicon XIII, the world championship of unicycling, is happening in Switzerland as I type. From now until August 2nd, you can follow all the events from the tournament’s results page. Check out the schedule so you know when your favorite events are set to begin, including basketball, relay races and (of course) hockey.

If you don’t have a favorite, I recommend the always entertaining downhill competitions. Oh yeah, you read that correctly – down hill unicycling. Check out this video for an idea of what I’m talking about and this site for useful information on the event, as well as some hysterically unironic posed pictures. There are two skill groups – easy and mountain unicycling. I readily acknowledge that the riders in mountain unicycling are more skilled (check out that video), but the easy group has to be a better spectator sport. Just imagine the near fatal accidents waiting to happen. There is a legitimate chance of seeing decapitation, impalement or disembowelment by unicycle. Maybe all three. Name me another sport that can boast that potential. You can’t do it.

Come back to FSC over the next week, as I’m sure there will be plenty of results and information from this fringe sport spectacular.


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Don't you have a flight to catch?

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