Learning to Ride

30 Mar

I love it! So far I’ve done a fair amount of off road practice in a little lot near our place. From that I have put together a little list of 10 things I have found useful so far:

So, is there any tread left on the tires? Or at this point would it be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway?

1. Pick a bike to learn on that you aren’t afraid of and look forward to riding.
2. Try shorter but more frequent practice sessions when starting out.
3. Practice what you are “bad” at (seems obvious but you’d be surprised how many people avoid what they struggle with).
4. Stay relaxed and present. This makes a huge difference!!!
5. Be okay with making a few ridiculous mistakes.
6. Ask lots of questions!
7. Look where you want to go…it seems pretty much impossible to mess up with this tip.
8. Practice.
9. If you don’t understand something get someone to give you a quick demo or go online to see if you can find a video.
10. You really can’t accidentally change more than 1 gear so don’t worry that you’ve overshifted or undershifted.

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One Response to “Learning to Ride”

  1. Mark February 13, 2013 at 2:42 am #

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