We all have those friends that show up way too late for rides. Well, instead of sitting there doing nothing, why not work on some fundamental skills? Christina Chappetta and Tom Bradshaw are here to show you seven basic skills to work on while you wait in a parking lot.
I have no time for people that feel their time is more valuable than mine.
And I know its going to poss people off, but I can't stand people trying to learn how to wheelie in the middle of the lot. we have narrow lots that 2 cars can't comfortably drive past eachother, there is always someone with an upside down frame in the middle of the way and someone staring at their front wheel swerving around. Seriously, why is the parking lot the spot of choice?
Not that I'm bitter you understand...
It was such a relief when I joined ryanleech.com and realised how long it actually takes a lot of (/most ?) people to learn to bunny.
I obviously need more coffee as my brain took at least 10 seconds to figure out what the difference was if you're bike was pointed to the left or to the right. Gotcha now, and yes, it is much harder when you turn away from your forward foot!
A tip which seems to work for me is to never touch the front brake. As long as the front wheel is spinning, I'm able to keep manualling. As soon as it stops, it gets harder.
But as Aaron Chase says in Tricktionary, "sometimes you can manual all day, other days you can't lift your front wheel off the ground for the life of it!".
There's a lot of neural pathway building and muscle control conditioning going on, even with wheelies, that just takes many repeated attempts to build up. I found practicing an hour a day four days a week was about the best balance of learning vs hurting my back. Anything less than that and I wasn't remembering what I'd learned in the previous session.
If you stick up a video under the lesson you're stuck on the coaches will get you progressing again.
It's also makes more sense cause its the same as a motorbike (front brake on the left).
(and more inportantly where's the throttle?)
Right hand - 'generally' the stronger hand for the Rear brake and Rear derailleur shifting.
Left hand - 'generally' the weaker hand - for the brake that should be Left alone more often and the seat post Lever.
Manual to almost loop out
Pull bars to waist, get bike to 12 o clock
Bend legs and pull bike up
That would be infinitely more useful for someone looking to learn.
You`re gettin good at this video stuff .
No lie - Shakira taught me to manuel.
Still hasn't stopped me forgetting my bike on two occasions.
Homeboy, hold on, my rhymes are so strong
Nothing could go wrong, so why do you prolong
Songs that ain't strong? Brother, you're dead wrong
And got the nerve to have them Star Trek shades on
Before anyone asks, yes, I am old.
Guess my bike enjoys pushing me off the couch.