Beausage is Beautiful
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.
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...
Wow, generally when that happens to me I end up falling over because I am unable to make slight adjustments in position.
the dog ate my earbuds
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink