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    Race and Ride michaeldmanthey's Avatar
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    Perfecting your pedal stroke

    Most of us are spending a good amount of time on our Indoor trainers these days which is a great time to think about your pedal stroke efficiency.

    My Favorite drill is called the box drill. It works like this:

    30 sec focus on pulling your feet back (shoe scraper/getting dog poop off your shoe) , 30 sec focus on Knees up, 30 sec focus on feet forward and 30 sec focus on knees down.

    What is your favorite pedal stroke drill?
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    staring at the mountains superdex's Avatar
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    rollers and single leg drills. Not always together.

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    I am thinking about what P Harding has been posting. Try the Q Rings, the elliptical chain rings which help the pedal power in those dead zones.

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    Rollers and one legged pedaling together. Before I start that, I do a few weeks of high cadence pedaling on rollers, 115 or better, for long periods.

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    Its Freakin HammerTime!!! C_Heath's Avatar
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    rollers +1000

    I just hopped off of mine.
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    do any of you ride one legged on the road for a training ride? i dont have a trainer or rollers, i might have to give this a try tomorrow morning on the streets

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    The best thing for peddalling technique IMO is ride a fixed wheel bike for training. Not a tiny gear but something like 76inches but depending on your ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by td.tony View Post
    do any of you ride one legged on the road for a training ride? i dont have a trainer or rollers, i might have to give this a try tomorrow morning on the streets
    I've tried it. IMO it's easier than on rollers, but that doesn't mean it won't work, just do more of it - longer intervals, on the flat anyway. Try 5 minute intervals on each leg, or working up to that. Or 2 minutes on climbs. HR in zone 2. It's kind of fun on an easy group ride. Makes you look like a real show-off, though.

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