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A 2006 Kinetic Pilgrimage: Unwheeldy



Here's a Sculpture!

Unwheeldy's Final Journey: The 2006 Championship Race

The Unwheeldy Crew
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When we last left Unwheeldy at the end of the 2005 Pilgrimage, she had just received the Honorable Mention for Engineering. While it was delightful to have her unique oversized technical character recognized, we all knew she could do better with a few improvements, as there's nothing like a brutal 3-day race to identify what could be done better. At the top of Dave's list was eliminating the all-time differential drive, under which two pilots had to pedal in sychronicity not just with each other, but with every bump and rut on the surface over which Unwheeldy travelled--or face sharp and unexpected turns to the left or right, an especially alarming situation on the freeway.

Dave manufactured a clutch that allowed for controlled coupling of the wheels. Not only did this allow Unwheeldy to go in a straight line with two pilots, but it also for the first time allowed a lone pilot to maneuver the sculpture in something other than a ridiculously tight circle. That clutch was installed on Thursday morning, minutes before the sculpture was to be loaded onto the trailer for its 635-mile journey to Eureka. It was never tested.

The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
You want us to do what?

The Unwheeldy Crew
This photo is fuzzy because I was running away while snapping the shutter.

The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
Which side is the tank on?
The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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The Unwheeldy Crew
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FRIDAY NIGHT: EUREKA 

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