Gen Shimizu resides in Charlottesville, VA. He has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Coast Trail. This summer, he rode a unicycle (!) along the bike route that roughly parallels the Continental Divide Trail. (Cycles and other machines are not allowed in the wilderness that much of the actual Continental Divide Trail passes through.) His accomplishment is absolutely amazing.
I recommend you dive into his blog at one of these points:
- One Wheel or Two?
- First time on a unicycle in 13 years!
- The Unicycle
- Day 1 – Grand Depart [follow the links at the end of each entry]
Howdy! My name is Gen Shimizu. This past summer I pedaled my mountain unicycle 2,755 miles through the Rockies in an effort to bring awareness to modern-day slavery and raise funding for Polaris Project. My journey followed the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff, Canada, to the Mexican border, and took 88 days to complete.
- 2754 Miles Long
- 28 Continental Divide Crossings
- 200,000+ ft of Elevation Change
- 90% Off-Pavement
- Highest Point: 11,910 ft
- Bears – Yes
- Mud – Yup
- Wheels – One?