Corbin Dunn
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 24, The South Rim of the Grand Canyon

April 23, 2017 Ah, the south rim of the Grand Canyon! We didn’t want to miss our last chance at civilization so we first went to the coffee shop in town and grabbed something warm... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 23, The Throwing Knife

April 22, 2017 We could still see the San Francisco peaks in the southern distance and it was amazing that we were by them just a few days prior as they had shrunk to a... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 22, Chips

April 21, 2017 The wind had stopped during the night and we thankfully woke up to calmness. I had to shake a bunch of dust out of my tent and it made me reminisce of... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 21, Headwind, Sidewind and No Tailwind

April 20, 2017 Sleeping at high elevation in Arizona is cold. We decided to get up a bit later and enjoy the warmth of our sleeping bags and let the sun crest over the nearby... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 20, Hungover and Where’s My Chainsaw?

April 19, 2017 Not a fun day. My four beers and a few shots of Whiskey caught up with me. I’ve rarely gotten any sort of hangover as I’m pretty careful on how much I... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 19, Black Widows and Beer

April 18, 2017 The push to Flagstaff! We were highly motivated at to get to town. Our backpacks were now much lighter after having eaten almost 5 days worth of food and we were excited... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 18, You Didn’t See the Mountain?

April 17, 2017 Yesterday we were about 5 or 6 miles short of our riding goal, and on this day we were already planning on about 25 miles. So that meant 30+ miles all on... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 17, Three Glass Beer Bottles on Easter

April 16, 2017 Brr… another cold night. It is deceptive in the evenings as the warmer setting sun makes you think it might be a warm night. But camping at almost 7000′ in the high... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 16, Found Trash

 April 15, 2017 We did our morning routine and started early, about 7 or so. The day before had proved to be so difficult, and we had no idea what was in store for us.... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 15, Hike a Bike…I mean, Uni

April 14, 2017 A 20 mile hike would be hard for me. Throw in a heavy backpack and pushing a fully loaded unicycle and you have one tough day.  I woke up at my usual... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 14, It’s My Birthday

 April 13, 2017 Camping at the RV park in Payson was nice, but we had to get to our next destination, Pine, by 4PM before the post office closed in order to pick up resupply... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 13, The Welder

April 12, 2017 It was supposed to be an easy 10 miles or so from where we camped on the side of the dirt road to the next town of Payson that we had planned... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail by Unicycle: Day 12, The Day of the Push

April 11, 2017 A 15 mile hike pushing a unicycle is hard work. Add on 5 miles of riding and it makes for one long day. The views and scenery should make up for it,... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail by Unicycle: Day 11, Shade and Cracks

April 10, 2017 Yesterday was effectively a rest day. More accurately, it was a “drink beer and rest day” while waiting for the Visitor Center to open.  We packed up a little late because the... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 10: The Unexpected Rest Day

April 9, 2017 We got up and rode (I mean, walked…) the mile from the lake back to the dirt road and started continuing along the bypass. All the loud people from the night before... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 9, The Hang Man

April 8, 2017 We woke up and got an early start and were rolling by about 7AM. We chatted again with our neighbors and gave them some demo riding while Jamey bummed some coffee from... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 8, Cops Called on Us

April 7, 2017  We left the “hotel” a bit early so we could get to the Superior post office right as they opened. On the previous day, the hotel owner was so kind to let... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 7: Mexican Food for Dinner

April 6, 2017 As you may recall, we camped in a wash about two miles up from the river. A solid ten mile hike straight up hill awaited us and I it was nice to... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail by Unicycle: Day 6, The Easy 10 Miles

April 5th, 2017 We camped by the road last night which was good and bad. It was good because the access was easy, we had pizza delivered, and it was relatively flat. It was bad... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail by Unicycle: Day 5: Did somebody order a pizza?

April 4, 2017 Wind howling through a 15 foot cactus makes an interesting sound. I imagine the wind is screaming in pain and wishing it never encountered the cactus. At least, that is how I... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail by Unicycle: Day 4: Going Commando

April 3, 2017 My upper butt was incredibly sore from the past few days so I started my day a little bit earlier than Jamey and Rebekka so I could take it easy. That meant... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail by Unicycle: Day 3, The Unicycle Savior

April 2, 2017  Snakes in the bed!  I tend to have a reoccurring dream that there is a snake somewhere in my bed. I’ll be sleeping and all of a sudden start tearing covers off... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 2, Into the White

It Saturday, April 1, 2017 We woke up to no wind, calm skies and a slight overcast. This should be the recipe for a good day in Arizona, right? Well, think again… Jamey, Rebekka and... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle: Day 1, The Mountain Lion

March 31, 2017 The Mountain Lion  This isn’t what you are thinking. Well, I hope you are thinking about a unicyclist getting chased by a mountain lion on some tiny dirt trails, frantically waving their... [read more]
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Unipacking last training ride

One last hill climb before I head out to the Arizona Trail!
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Unipacking: Designing Panniers for a Unicycle: Prototypes

After a bunch of research, and making a new handlebar, I decided to start up on some prototype unicycle panniers and bags. First I just strapped my tent under the front bar; this was a... [read more]
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Unipacking: Designing Panniers for a Unicycle: Research

In April 2017 I’m planning on riding the Arizona Trail via my unicycle. This will involve unipacking: carrying all my supplies for a self supported off road adventure over the course of hundreds of miles.... [read more]
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Unipacking: Custom unicycle handlebar, part 2

In my last post, I talked about the setup and why I want to make a new handle bar for my KH26 geared mountain unicycle. Here’s a video detailing the construction of it:  
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Unicycle handlebar evolution over time

Here’s a few pictures that go with my last video and post: My previous KH26 handlebar that I had made:   Older handlebars:     Post modifications, and experimenting with strapping a tent under it:... [read more]
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Unipacking: Creating a custom unicycle handlebar, part 1

I’ve been making custom unicycle handlebars for over 10 years. I’ve refined the shape quite a bit over the years and I always have been tending to go wider and wider, and more mountain bike... [read more]
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The Arizona Trail on Unicycle

I’m in the process of preparing for my next big trip: The Arizona Trail on Unicycle. The Arizona Trail splits the state almost in half with an 800 mile vertical line from Mexico all the way... [read more]
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