- Wor lass can't wheelie….advice/tips please
Instead of trying to pull the bars up, tell her to move her hips (and her weight) back and pull the bars back when her arms straighten. That's the correct technique. Oh and tell her to watch a skills video or go on a course. The Dirt School DVD is a good one that covers manuals well.
IPosted 7 years agoThree_FishMember
Three fish – not manual, just getting the front up in order to clear obsticles etc
That's a manual. Quickly over one/small obstacle, prolonged for several. As others have said, it's really more about weight transfer than just pulling up on the bar. Weight back and hips forward lifts the front, then slowly (in a relative sense) shift forward to bring the front back down.Posted 7 years ago
She's been riding for 3yrs now and still can't manage this seemingly easy skill. I've tried to help her, but it hasn't worked. She can hop the rear wheel no problem, but can't get the front wheel up. This means she struggles with drainage ditches etc.
CheersPosted 7 years ago
and still can't manage this seemingly easy skill.
That might be part of the problem with you teaching her……..you may think it is easy but she obviously doesn't!!!!!
Not QUITE the same, but bikeradar has some skills Q and As like this one with some advice on how to pop the front wheel up for drops…..Posted 7 years ago
Defo sounds like she would benefit from a skills day/weekend and practicing with flat pedals – thats exactly the type of thing they work on 😀
I have been with Cycleactive, so they are the only ones I could recommend. just a thought – is it her birthday soon?!?!Posted 7 years ago
THIS is what I was looking for!!!Posted 7 years agoYoung Dave rileyMember
Jedi,I will try that.I,like most ride by instinct.I'm not aware of dropping heels,moving hips back etc….Posted 7 years ago
I have altered my descending technique,by listening to the better riders inour group.Previously,I just hung my arse off the back of the seat and hoped(must say,it usually worked). Doing it correctly gives more control/confidence.ahsatSubscriber
Thanks all for the advice (I am the girlfriend…Tasha!). p20 has taught me a lot in the last 3 years and though I am still a point it down the hill and see what happens rider I have come on a long way! However, I know that if I could just get the front wheel up more than 1 cm for a few seconds I might enjoy certain parts of riding more…like the damn drainage ditches you find in Scotland! Grrrrr! I'll give the suggestions a go and see how I get on (we got some flats for the winter which may seem less daughting than my spds) – if nothing else it will give the neighbours something to laugh at while I practice on the field (they already think we are mad)!Posted 7 years ago
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