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Using mirrors for form?

Old 07-07-05, 01:46 PM
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Using mirrors for form?

How many of you guys have mirrors that you use to tell if your form is right? I'm thinking about buying one since I seem to have a hard time straightening out my back and it's hard to tell how straight I should try to make it just by the feel of it.

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I just ride down a downtown street and stare at my reflection in the windows as I ride by.

It works good until all the emergency rooms in your city know you by name.
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The first time I used one last winter on the trainer I noticed that my cadance was a lot slower than it felt. In other words, I thought I was at a higher RPM until I saw myself and then it didn't look as fast as it felt.
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