I always get on the left side and almost lay the bike down and step over it. It works for me.
We coach the scoot mount/dismount as an added balance exercise.It is interesting to see that a few people still scoot to start off with . I thought it had gone out of fashion! It used to be a common sight back in the 60's for mounting or dismounting .
I tend to lean my bike over to the left and swing my right leg across on to the pedal and set off that way . I sometimes get off via scooting, it depends whether I'm approaching a light controlled crossing or not .
It's my normal way of getting on an unloaded bike - in fact on a recent cchat sunday ride the leader noticed this and said I got on my bike like a kid. I had to check that he wasn't being sarky - it was the oppposite - he said he could no longer do it.We coach the scoot mount/dismount as an added balance exercise.
Same here, I have been pinned too, I find life on the recumbent more comfy, but wetting up is a struggle!I always did a right 'leg over' onto my bikes, sometimes with a scooting start. But since having a 40cm. pin in my right femur after a crash, I'm more cautious about doing it, as I no longer have the flexibility to achieve it each time. And going down like a sack of tatties, bike and all, isn't my preferred way of starting a ride - !
Same - did occur to me how problematic it would have been to have put my left foot down today as I realised I could carefully get pass a queue of vehicles on the inside of a relatively narrow road (ie no sensible overtake option) by moving the bike forward with my right foot pushing on the ground so ensuring no collision of pedal with a car side. Despite being right footed my right foot does not get on with normal spd cleats so I use a quick release on the right shoe and a normal cleat on the left which enforces the right foot off first.I am very strongly handed, so I always put my right foot down when stopping, which means that I am always in the wrong side for dismounting.
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