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Old 10-04-06, 09:32 PM   #1
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Best biking skill

Im curious to see what others have to say.
For me I think my greatest strength is accelerating.
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Old 10-04-06, 09:35 PM   #2
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 10-04-06, 09:37 PM   #3
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Old 10-04-06, 09:39 PM   #5
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Traditionally it's always been climbing. However, anticipating crazy traffic has to be close. You don't survive in this city if you can't.
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Old 10-04-06, 09:40 PM   #6
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Crashing.
Well, heck yeah. You can get good at anything if you practice long enough.

And you can get used to anything if you do it long enough - even hanging.

For myself, it is probably a graceful technique for getting mounted on the bike. Actually, that may be my only cycling talent.
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Old 10-04-06, 09:49 PM   #7
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Descending. I go downhill (on the road) like an avalanche.
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Old 10-04-06, 10:50 PM   #8
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My greatest strength in cycling is .... endurance.

I'm like the energizer bunny of cycling ...... I keep going ... and going ... and going ... and going .......


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Old 10-04-06, 11:21 PM   #9
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I believe it. I hear you are awesome! Keep onnnnn going, Machka!
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Old 10-05-06, 12:46 AM   #10
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Balance.

Pretty much encapsulates any other skill.
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Old 10-05-06, 01:22 AM   #11
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bike-handling and downhills. I'm always pestering the local bike-club around here that their time-trials on Gibraltar should be be a combined up & down time.
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Old 10-05-06, 01:38 AM   #12
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Descending. I go downhill (on the road) like an avalanche.
sometimes spinning like a mad hamster too (I've seen it!)


mine is getting other people to ride....
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riding in traffic. I love it, the busier the better. Makes the ride interesting.
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Fully restraining the urge to shoot out the tires and tailights that belong to those who shouldn't have either.
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I dodge glass pretty well.
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Commitment to making it to the chosen destination - I do not give up easily.

"However, anticipating crazy traffic has to be close." (copyright - Chris L)
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riding in traffic. I love it, the busier the better. Makes the ride interesting.
... And I thought I was the only one.
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Old 10-05-06, 09:50 PM   #23
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Knowing where I'm going. I've never been lost while out riding.
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If you want to stay above ground, awareness.
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For me the two most important skills to learn are;


Trackstand (not on a fixed gear, too easy): If you can track stand it shows good contol.

Bunny hop (properly without clipls and straps or spuds): Can get yo out of all sorts of trouble on the road or the trail.

not that I am very good at either of them but I think they are both very usful.
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