In the previous essay, I have talked about something about mastering your bike correctly. Having occupied the front information, you are still not the true master of your bike. If you want to become the master of your bicycle instead of the user, please look through the passage in continuation. Next, I would like to share something about loading cycling and unloading riding and mounting and dismounting.
Loading and unloading riding.
Have you ever noticed that a really smooth cyclist just floats along a rough trail? On the whole way, he would pass over stones or rocks just like water over porcelain, bound over logs just like a porpoise over a skiff. It seems to be exciting and breathtaking. And what astonishes us is that they can gain speeds without any pedaling. Seeing that, are you excited? Do you want to get into the new world? How to make it? Followed are some tips.
Being light or heavy always. The weight you should carry is connected with your physical weight. If you want to ride over the rocks, it is better for you to carry 0 pounds. And when you attempt to carve corners, you can try the weight which is two times of your body weight.
Accelerating your speed. You weigh however you weigh when you drop or rise at a constant speed. So, in order to change the situation, you have better to gain the speed the whole way, which lets your body fall unfettered. You should ride upward with gusto.
Being decisive. Many cyclists are too static on their bicycles. Actually, during the cycling tour, it is impossible for you to keep still all the time. Even it is, the journey would be less exciting. So change the direction rapidly. And jumps, hops and other like these moves also require quick action.
The above three tips would help you come to the novel world, weighting and unweighting. Some details about loading and unloading as follows.
Getting heavier- loading your bike.
Braking harder. Braking hard is important for you to stop or drop. When you downhill, it is better for you to brake really hard to make a corner. And you can stand up just before the moment you do braking. Standing up, you can drop your body to the bicycle more easily. At the same time, you reach the bottom to hit the brakes with fierce power. In this way, it can produce more traction force.
Generating traction. All the three actions drop, stop, and the press can bring about traction. And the coherent moves often happen in the corner. Especially when you ride along a dirt road, a tight corner looks like too slick for your speed. As approaching the corner, you concentrate your weight on the bicycle. And you make turning and stop your fall and push yourself backward simultaneously. In this way, what you carry press your tires into the ground, offering you traction.
Catching some air. In general, you need more up power to hop over a huge log than to muster from a static crouch. Under that circumstance, you are required to catch some air to preload the bike. Coming to the log, you can stand up and put your body toward your bicycle, which creates downward momentum. As you reach the bottom, you push yourself back up explosively, which together with the downward momentum provides you with a huge upward surge.
Getting lighter- unloading your bike.
A little lighter. You can suck up a bump to lessen the weight. While you zooming down a fire road, there would be about one-meter high water bar appearing in your path. When you over it, just relax your arms and legs, which lets the bike push into you.
A lot lighter. You can absorb a bump to lessen much load. When you are riding along a nice little trail, you would encounter about 15 cm root. While your front wheel hitting the front of the root, you bend your arms to allow the bars come up to you. And then let the wheel roll down the back of the root. Relax your legs to let the bike rumble over when the rear wheel touches the root. With this method, your lightened bike would buck up and pass the root completely.
Ultimate lightness. When you challenge the weighting and unweighting cycling, the obstacle is the most common thing. Picking up over a traverse, ultimate lightness should be applied. Facing with the obstacle, what you should do is to preload the bike into the earth and reach the rock, hoping your bicycle sharply upward. Under the approach can unweight so much.
How to mount and dismount?
Running mount. Firstly, sprinting alongside the bicycle and then thrusting yourself upward with your left leg. Secondly, you should be careful to land on your right inner thigh. You must be cautious because this step remains some unexpected dangers. Next, you should touch the right pedal and push it down. Besides, holding your left pedals just like it crosses the top of the stroke. And finally, you can get out of there. Of course, there may be some other special affairs. If you are one left-handed person, you should apply these steps in the very contrary way. In other words, you should do these processes in the opposite direction. Other cozy tips are that it is wise for you to wear knickers and a wool jersey. It is a good protection to you when you fall down suddenly.
Rolling dismount. As for dismounting, the first thing you should do is to unclip your right foot and swing it behind the bicycle. And the ordinary dismounting side is left side, which does well in avoiding marking from the chain, especially for the green hands. Next, it is time for you to put your right foot between your left foot and your bike. The last step is that unclipping the left foot at the moment you set your right foot on the ground. And then you run the right foot first. Furthermore, you would gain more effective result if you practice this at the higher and higher speed.
After browsing all above information, I strongly believe that your position would get improvement, being the master of your bike rather than just the owner or user. Having mastered your bicycle correctly and perfectly, you can receive more pleasured and interesting cycling travel.