Unable to learn to ride Strida and other bikes?
This surprised me cause I never heard anybody mention it.
Things that is unfamiliar is hard to guess until one hit upon them.
I have had a chance to test a Strida 3.2 indoors. I did it today.
Strida are very different compared to all other bikes me have tested.
I dearly hope that Carryme bike doesn't behave like the Strida does.
The problem is how to describe it's behavior.
First. I am sure it has to be very individual. Whom the rider are.
But I manage well on ordinary bikes and I ride very well on
the Microbike which are an unusual bike in many ways.
So that makes we wonder if it is all about my inability to keep balance.
It should have to do with the way they built the Strida too.
I'm surprised nobody have mention it before. Could people be too embarrassed
about their failure so they keep silent about it?
I tried for some two minutes to get balance and failed.
If I was a Police or Traffic Officer looking out for people
who look to be drunk driving or riding then me would have
spotted me instantly. I ride like a drunk on it. Horribly!
I tried desperately to keep a straight decent pace but
I failed to do it. I never fell but I was way out of course
and would have died if me was in real traffic and not
inside a building with no cars around me.
I think there are three kinds of bicycle people.
1. The ones Strida write about on their homepage.
They master the Strida within 10 to 15 seconds
and at most it takes two to three minutes for the
worst performers. They knew of none that failed.
None of these riders mention they had difficulty
learning to ride it. They don't admit this to be the case.
I wish they had did that so others could be prepared.
2. People who do learn how to master the Strida and
who tell others that they had problem at first but that
it only took them some 10 to 15 seconds to get the hang
on how to. None of these failed and they gladly tell others
that this bike behave differently compared to other bikes.
One have to learn how to ride it. It is not an ordinary bike.
3. People like me who either never learn to or have to practice
a lot to learn how to keep a straight path on it.
I tried for two minutes and my body told me that it didn't feel
confident it could learn it in 5 or 10 minutes and the
Shop owner didn't want to me ride for that long cause I could
bump into other visitors there. I wiggled around a lot and could
easily get to to crash into people on my not so straight path.
I think me have some kind of neurological deficit a kind of lagging behind.
I am slow at such things like responses and to keep balance on a Strida
one need to have very fast responses to compensate the way it wants
to go on its own.
I hope the Carryme behave like an ordinary bike.
If you have tested a Carryme please tell me how it behave.