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Which leg do you swing over first?

Old 11-18-20, 09:46 PM
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Which leg do you swing over first?

In other words, which side of the bike do you mount from? Driveside? Non-driveside? Leapfrog? I know what I do, but admit I've never paid attention to others.

Please post a pic of your bike showing the side you climb aboard from and take the poll; I'd like to see where this ends up.

Non-driveside for me:



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Used to leap now and then. Now it's a limp.

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Standing on the non-drive side, my right leg goes over first. I NEVER ever do the cowboy mount.

Leg over. Clip into left pedal. Push off and clip into right pedal. When unclipping, I always unclip the non-drive side first.
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. The nds thread!

Sorry, don't have a pic!
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Old 11-18-20, 09:59 PM
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NDS leg swings over the handle bars, pedal contact and away I go!
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I swing my left leg over first because it's my strong leg, and push off with that (I'm also left handed and I'm sure that's related somehow). So drive side for me!

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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
NDS leg swings over the handle bars, pedal contact and away I go!
Pics or it didn't happen

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I grew up riding and training horses. So yeah I stand on the NDS and throw my right leg over. Then clip in the left leg first.
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NDS, always. Tandem, recumbent, single, tallbike. Even the unicycle, though there is no drive side (or NDS perhaps), the left foot stays on the ground and the right leg up and onto the pedal.
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Some people swing a leg over second??? Don't you just end up on the other side?
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I get on my bikes from the non-drive side. Everyone wants pictures of your bike from the drive side so I won't post any pictures.
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The poll question and thread title contradict each other. I swing my driveside leg over while mounting from the non-drive side. I also always unclip my left pedal first, for some reason.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Standing on the non-drive side, my right leg goes over first. I NEVER ever do the cowboy mount.

Leg over. Clip into left pedal. Push off and clip into right pedal. When unclipping, I always unclip the non-drive side first.
Exactly the same for me
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Am I the only one so far that swings from DS. I swing over my left leg and clip in.

I also unclip right foot first and swing left leg back to DS
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Sounds like a lot of you guys swing the right leg over then mount the left foot first, which is interesting. Obviously that means you swing over then put have both feet planted on the ground before lifting the left foot. Maybe I'm young and agile, but I swing my left leg over and put my butt on the saddle in the same motion, while supporting myself with the right foot, and clip in on the left first. I assume some of you do it the same way, from either direction?

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Originally Posted by SalsaShark View Post
The poll question and thread title contradict each other. I swing my driveside leg over while mounting from the non-drive side. I also always unclip my left pedal first, for some reason.
I always stand on the nds. If I swung my left leg I'd be sitting backwards. I like the poll question better.

Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
I get on my bikes from the non-drive side. Everyone wants pictures of your bike from the drive side so I won't post any pictures.
+1 My first thought.
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I go both ways sometimes............
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Originally Posted by r0ckh0und View Post
I go both ways sometimes............
Back on topic please.
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NDS only, that's how I learned to mount a horse while I was still too small to reach the stirrup
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I always stand on the nds.
Yeah. Mostly, because I'm likely pushing the bike along with my dominant, right hand on the stem. But also, so anyone to my right can get a great view of the drive-side.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
But also, so anyone to my right can get a great view of the drive-side.
That's fair. Even when I lock my bike up I ensure the drive side isn't obscured by whatever it is I'm locking to.
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I've never even thought of this question. Someday I will, though. When I learn to ride a bike.
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Depends on the situation. Driveside mostly, if a cold mount up from stop. However, I usually dismount to the left, as I prefer right-front brake control - this gives me better control if my left hand needs to leave the bars to throw out a last-minute signal. This means I usually pedal off with the right foot, but that's only if I've partially dismounted from the saddle or have leaned to the left. If I'm mounting up, this gets reversed. Throw in a leaning pole at a stop light, and this all gets changed over to the left again.

What was the question again?

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