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    Senior Member Itsjustb's Avatar
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    First successful track stand

    But why am I telling you, and why here? Because of the circumstances.

    About a mile from my house on my commute home, I suddenly see a brown streak out of the corner of my eye. It's a large dog chasing me, and he has crossed a busy (two lanes, but 45 mph) street to come after me. At first glance he looks like a pit bull, but he's just a muscular lab mix.

    I'd slowed down when I first saw him, and now he runs directly in front of me and stops, facing me. I can either run him over or come to an immediate stop. I'm a dog lover; I stop dead. Unfortunately, I'm still clipped in. That moment of "Oh s**t" kicks in as I start to fall, but I somehow manage to turn my front wheel and stay upright for a second or two. I unclip.

    Long story short...Animal control was already there and had been trying to catch the dog for an hour. I called my wife, we caught the dog after about 10 minutes, animal control left (they're not allowed to take dogs off the owner's property here), and I put the dog on his line in the back yard. I also left a note (not angry; my dog has gotten loose too) and my phone number.

    I saved the dog from getting hit and did my first successful track stand. Instant karma.

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    Nice.

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    A second or two is hardly a successful trackstand. Good work with the dog, though.

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    Neat - w/ ice on the side dalmore's Avatar
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    Good deal - what made you unafraid of the large muscular dog chasing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    A second or two is hardly a successful trackstand. Good work with the dog, though.
    Any length of time is a successful trackstand, especially if you don't fall!
    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

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    erm... track stand = stopped on your bike but not touching the floor?

    I can do that for about 30 seconds if I really need to tend to do it at lights and if im stuck waiting for a guy to go through a cycle gate.

    It must be something different surely?

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    well done
    I can usually do my best track stands when I am just farting around (1-2 minutes no handed)
    however, Ihave found that doing them in traffic is far easier when you don't think about it at all
    that's what elrond would ride.

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