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How Are You Mounting and Dismounting Your Road Bike?

Old 10-20-10, 04:53 PM
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How Are You Mounting and Dismounting Your Road Bike?

How are you doing it? Which method is fastest? Pictures? Videos? Right now I lean the bike toward me and whip my leg over the saddle until I'm over the top tube.
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Wait

There's a different way to do it?
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Wait

There's a different way to do it?
You could drop onto it from the sky.
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haha. And I thought the value of this thread was going to be nil.

Wonder how the Flying Karamazov (sp?) Brothers would do it.
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Well, first I roll over and get on top, then carressing.......oh, wait a minute......wrong forum.
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I do it cowboy style, at least that's what Sheldon calls it.

Fastest is probably CX style, but cowboy is pretty close to as fast and safer.

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Originally Posted by awesomejack View Post
Wait

There's a different way to do it?
Slight variation
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I dismount the tandem by swinging my leg over the handlebars. I was instructed to do so by the owner and founder of Santana tandems.

So there may be a "better" way depending on the bike.
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Originally Posted by awesomejack View Post
There's a different way to do it?
I lay the paddle down, half over the dock, and half over the boat, behind the cockpit. Then I sit down, with my arms behind me on the paddle. Transfer my weight to the arms, and the paddle holds the boat in place while I get myself in. Then I paddle away.

If there's no dock handy, and it's warm enough, you can use an air bag to turn the paddle into an outrigger, and do a wet entry.

But, yeah, the bike is a lot faster and a bit easier to mount than the kayak. Since I brought the boat home, dismounting the bike is worlds easier than getting out of the kayak and not going in the drink.
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I lay the paddle down, half over the dock, and half over the boat, behind the cockpit. Then I sit down, with my arms behind me on the paddle. Transfer my weight to the arms, and the paddle holds the boat in place while I get myself in. Then I paddle away.

If there's no dock handy, and it's warm enough, you can use an air bag to turn the paddle into an outrigger, and do a wet entry.

But, yeah, the bike is a lot faster and a bit easier to mount than the kayak. Since I brought the boat home, dismounting the bike is worlds easier than getting out of the kayak and not going in the drink.
A dock?!?!

Why would you drydock a kayak? Can't you just take it out of the water?

Oh, you mean pier, or perhaps a wharf or even a quay.

(The use of the word "dock" to refer to a pier is a bastardization of proper nautical terminology... )
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I make awesome video just for this thread!
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I almost NEVER straddle the top tubes of my bikes like that Boston lady does. Well, I guess at lights....
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Start by learning to ride one of these. Once you master it, mounting and dismounting should be pretty intuitive.


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This gives all appearances of being serious. It's either awesome satire, or jesus is weeping.
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Awesome video is awesome.
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This gives all appearances of being serious. It's either awesome satire, or jesus is weeping.
Either way, Jesus is weeping.
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How do I mount and dismount?
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This gives all appearances of being serious. It's either awesome satire, or jesus is weeping.
I think SHE is serious.

Hard to tell about the poster though.
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hijacking this thread:
Do you guys clip out from the same pedal every time, or do you alternate? Any downside to doing it one way or the other?

Also, how many of you jackasses sit on the top tube while waiting for the light to change? Damn cyclists are so lazy. I feel like the more "pro" you get, the more often you decide to sit on the top tube while waiting around. I do sometimes, but I feel like a Fred every time.
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Right foot all the time. You ever see the movie "2 Seconds"? Lead character is big on unclipping both at once! It's crazy! Must be a Canadian MTBer thing.
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I push the bike forward and let go a few feet in front of me. I then run after it and jump on the saddle from behind! Awesome stuff, bro!
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