Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not-So-Stupid Human Tricks

Bunny hopping a water bottle.  Riding five abreast in a parking lot.  Navigating your bike through a serpentine slalom course.  Stupid human tricks?  Think again.

These feats are all part of bike skills clinic that I helped teach today.  Twenty five cyclists came out to put a few bits of cycling wisdom into their back pockets of knowledge.  While they resembled a circus act at times, these cyclists learned techniques that will keep them more aware, more comfortable and safer on the road.

Try it yourself sometime.  Put a water bottle in your driveway and see if you can pick it up while riding past it on your bike.  When you've mastered that, lay the bottle on its side and try again.  Not a challenge?  Try it with a CO2 cartridge, then try it with a quarter.  Then let your kids try it.  Let me know when you're ready for more.  I got plenty more where that came from.

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