Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bicycle ice races

Montreal's second annual Ice Cup is this weekend, on Saturday February 14.

The location is at the foot of Mont Royal, Parc Jeanne Mance. Please check the website for more info.

We watched these races last winter and it was really quite entertaining. I think that it should be an Olympic sport. Instead this year we got, as the new sport: skicross, which looks a bit like suicide on skis. Correction: It looks a LOT like suicide on skis.

If you are still reading this then you are probably thinking "But what about unicycles on ice?"

Here's a unicycle with studs for tires designed for ice riding. This unicycle is from Canada's National museum of science and technology's bicycle collection. And this unicycle is from 1864. Yes, 1864. We filmed it at the recent bicycle exhibition at Trois Riviere's Museum of popular culture.


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