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What not to do your first time on the rollers - Video

Old 09-20-07, 05:55 PM
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What not to do your first time on the rollers - Video

Here's the deal. I into cycling this summer doing a cross country tour. The bug bit me and I just bought my first real road bike on tuesday. I also purchased rollers so I wouldn't try a group ride without exceptional handling capabilities. I don't want to be that guy. I will be this guy though.

I figured I would be a hot shot and try to master the rollers in a span of about 10 seconds and attempt to begin rolling in the middle of my garage. Do I need to explain any more? Enjoy the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7UFwHWSnGM


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So, this is like just about everyone else. The possible difference is that most people try it with something on 1 or both sides, like door frame, wall, work bench .. something.

Else, not atypical. You'll be fine.
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I love that you chose a dolly. Priceless.
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Originally Posted by FrankBattle View Post
So, this is like just about everyone else. The possible difference is that most people try it with something on 1 or both sides, like door frame, wall, work bench .. something.

Else, not atypical. You'll be fine.
Thanks for the support. I'll try again tonight.

Yep - It was a good idea at the time.
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i dont think that bike fits you as is.
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2 words: doorway
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"Compound word" is two words.
Doorway, it is not...
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Originally Posted by unbelievably View Post
"Compound word" is two words.
Doorway, it is not...
Actually, the second word is implied. Like this one,
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nice!
I like how you decided to tape it...bet you knew it was bound to end badly ;-)
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You definitely don't have good enough balance to start riding rollers independently. You need to practice in a doorway so that you can stablize yourself. Also get a pro-fit if you haven't already, that will greatly improve your handling and spinning efficiency.
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I'll bet you get it down too.....
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A whole new meaning to ROFL.
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What, no broken glass, rusty nails or barbed wire coils hanging around in your garage? I think you need more stuff in close proximity to cause potential bodily harm - it would make it more exciting!

Seriously though, I'd move some stuff out of the way... Of course if it was me I'd probably have mattresses arranged on both sides and a hanging trapeze to grab hold of too!
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Originally Posted by Ryleeryno View Post
Also get a pro-fit if you haven't already, that will greatly improve your handling and spinning efficiency.
I was professionally fit. It's a 56.5 and I'm 5'11 - 6'0". They set it up for me in shop too. Might be hard to tell since the shot is at 3/4 angle.
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sorry for the fall is that a Specialized or a wilier?
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Focus well in front when you ride, not your front wheel. Good Luck, Bone
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that wasn't that bad!....I bet pretty soon you'll be zipping along like a pro!!!
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Your problem is you weren't playing Wii Sports like the 2 BFers in the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3OJdiGtFzk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwKuJ9JVJho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIE81XXLRWk
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Originally Posted by BHBiker View Post
sorry for the fall is that a Specialized or a wilier?
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This is my goal right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wME5NTriTco

Shooting for the stars.
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You wouldnt have fallen if you had any kind of traction... a rug would help.

And start out with tennis shoes and flat pedals.... until you get your balance.
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Awesome F**king video Permanentjaun!
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Awesome F**king video Permanentjaun!
I can now die happy.
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
You wouldnt have fallen if you had any kind of traction... a rug would help.

And start out with tennis shoes and flat pedals.... until you get your balance.
Good idea. My foot did slip quite a bit.

Would you guys believe I actually expect myself to do this in the dark with strobe lights going off? I'm hoping to make a movie in a couple days. I guess I'll have to hold on to something and hide it from the camera. Oh well.
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