NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Practice Practice Practice.
A couple of hints. Lower your seat a little. Don't use clipless pedals.
The trick is to be in a low enough gear to provide enough torque to get the wheel up. But not so much that you can't pedal once it's up.
Also, you have to find your balance point. It's right at the verge of falling over backwards. Use your rear brake and feather it to keep from ending up on your butt.
Hard to explain, but you have to pedal to keep the wheel up, lean back to help, and feather the rear brake to keep from going to far, all at once!
Once you get the wheel up you can actually turn by leaning one way or the other. If you turn the handlebars in the direction your falling, you will turn that way. Also, sticking you knee out helps.
You've really just got to practice a lot!
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