Well, tomorrow I put the cross tires back on the bike and try to learn some mounting and dismounting techniques.
I am a beginner 50+ Clyde, who ain't real flexible. It takes quite a stretch for me to get my leg over the seat as it is in "road mode."
So, some questions:
- do I lower the seat to aid in mounts/dismounts?
- do I go for cowboy or flying type mount?
- what is the best beginner dismount?
I don't expect to be competitive this year, I just started riding in April. But there is enough competitor in me that I want to start off on the right foot, so to speak, and so I come to you for your advice. Ultimately, I will likely get all the lessons I want and more in the races, but any head start I can manage is to the good. I have seen one video of a gent at Rutgers showing a step over mount, but with my seat height for road riding I can't imagine a successful mount that way.
Thanks for your input!