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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    What a fool I was

    Last night I was riding from my girlfriend's place back to my car and I had to stop at a stop light. My balance has been improving, so I figure I'll try to track stand until the light changes. I'm working on it, working on it....and then I realize that I'm actually doing it - a sustained, stable track stand. It was awesome.

    ...and it was about that time that I realized that my front wheel was jammed in a tire-width crack in the pavement, significantly helping my stability.

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    無くなった HereNT's Avatar
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    I've actually had the opposite problem - perfect trackstand, roll it forward anticipating the light change, wedge the tire into the crack, have to step off the pedals...

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    troglodyte ryan_c's Avatar
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    Wow, generally when that happens to me I end up falling over because I am unable to make slight adjustments in position.

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    the dog ate my earbuds KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
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    that's funny. thanks.

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    occam's razor rwan's Avatar
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    whatever dave.

    you're getting better at it and that's what matters. in a week you'll get it down solid, and in a month from now when you're a super hardcore rider you will have entirely forgotten about why it was so hard in the first place.

    have fun.

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    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
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    LOL. That was good.
    I Changed My User Name!

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    Senior Member Terror_in_pink's Avatar
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    hey just some advice. don't try to do it all straight up, i recently found that leaning more to one side and putting more pressure on one pedal is solid as a rock for me. practice in a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink
    hey just some advice. don't try to do it all straight up, i recently found that leaning more to one side and putting more pressure on one pedal is solid as a rock for me. practice in a lot.
    If you lean the top tube against one leg, it works better. For some reason clamping the tube with your knees seems to make no-handers easier, too.

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