Word is out that “the Wayne Gretzky of unicycling”, Vancouver’s Kris Holm, and the CEO of Switzerland’s Schlumpf Innovations gmbh, Florian Schlumpf, are both planning to attend the 800km 5-day unicycle event in Nova Scotia, Canada.
While Kris Holm will not be able to race due to knee injury, he will act as the ambassador for the sport of unicycling, hold certain functions during Ride The Lobster, and be free to sign autographs for avid unicyclists and sports enthusiasts. Some video clips of Kris can be seen at his website and on YouTube.
Florian Schlumpf will be accompanied by his wife and will no doubt be here to check out unicycles using Schlumpf technology, and the competition, entered in this event. He heads Schlumpf Innovations gmbh, specialists in unicycle gear mechanisms and unicycle manufacturing. This promises to be a who’s who and a show-and-tell of long distance unicycling.
Image courtesy of British Columbia professional photographer Sean White.