Apeldoorn TV in the Netherlands recently posted this video clip from Dustin Schaap as seen on: vimeo.com (download 10 MB)
English text translation to accompany this video clip, courtesy Elisabeth Kosters:
These 2 kids Dustin and Sander (Dutch short for Alexander) are interviewed while they are doing their training runThe interviewer asks how they got into unicycling.They first were introduced to it in school, practiced indoors in a gym, it’s a bit more difficult than regular cycling, so it’s a challenge and ‘why not’? Then they got hooked, especially on long distance unicyclingThey are training for Ride the Lobster, considered the “Tour de France” of unicyclists, which is organized by Canada, because Canada has the largest number of unicyclists. The race begins in southern Canada and ends in the hilly North, about 800 km (sorry … the translator has to interrupt here … do these people who are from a country that is 1/100th the size of Canada have any clue where southern and northern Canada is? most likely not). Is is do-able(asks the interviewer, I think he means the hills). Dustin and Sander think its do-able, because you have a three-person team and you divide the 800 km. You bike your own stretches alone. Isn’t that boring? asks the interviewer). They don’t think it’s going to be boring, because you ride with unicyclists from other countries.The race takes place 16 – 21 June, lots still needs to be done, most importantly fundraising, the team needs another 5000 Euro (about\n7500 CAN$) for travel and accommodation. And then the video voice-over says click here and you’ll be connected to a site where you can leave your credit card number.
(translator … the things one learns …)