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Old 04-08-05, 08:12 PM   #1
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I popped a wheelie!

Woohoo! my first wheelie! + others in the last half hour for about 2-3 pedal strokes. I am so stoked.
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Old 04-08-05, 08:50 PM   #3
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It always feels like a huge acomplishment once you've done it. Congrats.
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I POPPED A ZIT...does that count....lol
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Woo! so wait a sec, you telling me that something like 4 pedal strokes is a wheelie? If it is then WOO HOO!!! I can do a wheelie But alot of the time, while trying to start off the wheelie, I'll get started crooked for some reason. I cant figure out why I start off like that then have to hit the rear breaks to avoid crashing

Are you supposed to lift the bike with your arms, or just pedal your way into a wheelie?
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http://www.streetstylebmx.com/manual.html

That should help... It's about manuals, but wheeleis aren't much different.
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Old 04-09-05, 12:52 PM   #7
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2 - 3 pdle strokes is a wheelie,well iam in the wheelie club too then.sweeyt didn't even know.
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Now keep practicing! Lean back alot and learn how to use the rear brake to prevent you from falling back. Try to learn how to turn in a wheelie too.
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Wow i did my first wheelie today too.

I kept it up for more than 3-4 pedal strokes though, I was going slightly down hill, so that might be why
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Old 04-09-05, 07:23 PM   #10
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I did about 16 strokes on my old mongoose back last summer it was my biggest.
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Pedal strokes depend on your gearing

On my bmx, 5 or 6 strokes equals going like 100 feet, but if I'm in a lower gear on my mtb, 5 or 6 is only like 30 or 40.
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If you are in too low of a gear, you spin out and cant go far.
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Old 04-10-05, 12:43 AM   #13
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Yeah, that's where manual skills come into play. It'd look funny to see someone wheelie-ing and spinning at 100 rpm, lol
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