I have been road biking for a while now, and the skills are improving nicely. One thing I can’t seem to master is the “Lance Look…”. That is turning to look behind yet keeping the bike in a straight line. I have tried getting the weight off the saddle, various hand positions on the bar, but invariably I veer a little to the left. (Look back to left) Is this just another of those experience things or is there a technique? I like to know what’s going on behind me from time to time. Maybe I’ll put me a big old mirror on the bar. NOT
Little aside – I may need a bell. Today I saw two women, one pushing a baby carriage walking along taking up the width of the trail. I obviously slowed to almost a stop as I approached but they were in their world. Finally I said in a very low voice “which side may I pass on?” Well, it scared the **** out of these women. I apologized, but they were indignant. Walkers are my far the worst hazard on the trail.