HERE (click this link) three bike-mounting methods are mentioned--ready mount, side mount, cyclocross mount. I'll add another one, which I'll call "Seat mount", which means you are seated on the saddle already, feet on the ground, then lift one foot, put it on the pedal and start off. So:
......Any other methods?
Please take the poll--it will be interesting. I'd like to know the pros and cons of each method, especially the impact to your safety and to reducing damage to your bike.
The reverse of each mounting method is naturally how to dismount a bike (except that the side mount and cyclocross mount probably give the same dismount method). I suppose most people mount and dismount the same way?
Discussions on both mounting and dismounting will be welcome!