How to get on and off of your bike has been discussed on many prominent riders. Now, like a good old recipe from your grandmother, it’s passed down through the generations.
I learned it a certain way. Maybe the Belgians learned it a different way and their cookies taste different than our cookies and for good reason.
Choose The Appropriate Gear
A lot of what I talk about is going to be based on personal preference and the way that you learned it. Today I’m going to teach you guys about how I learned it and the way that I like to get on and off the bike.
So, the first thing that you need to think about any time you’re at the cross-track is what gear will I be in? For whatever obstacle that you come up to whether it’s a jump, or a gap, or a barricade, a log, stairs?
What gear am I going to be in? It’s a big thing that you have to always think about anytime you’re at a cycle cross track. So why do you not want to be in big gear when you get off the bike?
Let’s imagine that you’re flying down some swooping downhill and then you’re going to get off the barriers and then it kind of, goes off and a little bit slightly uphill and you’re in too big of a gear.
What’s going to happen? You get the bike away from you and then you go to get back onto it and it’s not going to be very efficient because I can’t get the bike back up to speed without muscling it really hard.
So now that we know what gear we’re going to be inland which, for this moment going so slow is going to be our easiest one, the next thing we need to do is take our right legend to get it around the back of the bike. You can also check epicbicyles.com for more information on bikes.
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Then you want to take your right hand and you want to put it three-quarters of the way down the top tube so that you’re set up.
Points Of Contact
So now the next thing that you want to make sure that you do is you’ve got these points of contact. Three points: left hand, left shifter right-hand three-quarters of the way down the top tube and then you’ve got your saddle position right here on the seat.
We’ve gone through so far thinking about what gear you need to be in, you want to make sure that you get your leg around the back of the bike.
You want your three points of contact: left hand left shifter, right-hand three-quarters of the way down the top tube, on your hip.
So, when you’re coming into the barriers, you want to make sure that you have your points of contact set up a long way out.
The last thing you want to do is have this seat underneath your armpit with the pedals all up in your knees. That’s not going to be good for anyone.
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