September 7 (2019) we took a day trip to Crater Lake, Oregon’s only national park. Scott (on his unicycle) and two bicycling friends rode the 32-mile Rim Drive. It’s a challenging ride, taking Scott seven hours and about 3,000 feet of up and down. This was Scott’s fifth rim ride; the others were 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012. It’s hard to know, but he may have ridden around Crater Lake more times than any other unicyclist.
While he was riding, I (Jody) was enjoying a very leisurely drive with our oldest daughter. We stopped at each viewpoint and waited for the riders to catch up in case they needed some food and drink. We had no need to hurry and plenty of time to enjoy the view.
Scott says he could tell it had been seven years since the last ride. The hills were longer and steeper and the camber (slope) of the road was worse than he remembered. Here are a few photos of this year’s ride, a Google-stitched panorama of him finishing the ride, and a few photos from previous years.
And here are some photos from previous rides:
Enjoy reading your posts and learning about your adventures. Please tell Forrest I said hello. – Heidi
Thanks, Heidi, I just passed that on.
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What a beautiful unicycle ride, Scott! My hat is off to you. I love riding my unicycle, but it is hard to imaging riding that far. Plus my unicycle has a 24-inch wheel, so it would take much longer. My prayers are with you both as you return to Ecuador.
Thanks, Bruce. We very much appreciate the prayers.