Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by s7ephanie, 13 Sep 2018.
Tried it, cant do it. Whilst cycling that is. How do you do it ?
Try it while freewheeling on the flat. No pedalling, just stand up.
When you've done that a few times, put the bike in a relatively high gear and try one pedal revolution. Then two.
Or don't bother. It's not compulsory
You're possibly not leaning forward enough. You should be mostly leaning on the bars rather than pulling on them, head further forward than when you're seated.
Do you mean standing on the pedals and off the saddle? Or track standing? (Bike is stopped with you on it but you don’t put your feet down)
they aren't the only options...
I can pull wheelies as well ( and ride no handed, but don’t tell anyone ). #mindblown.
Stick it a gear harder too. Also try on a hill.
I don’t do often but it helps saddle pressure and stretching etc.
I'd just concentrate on the navigating if I were you Steph.
Standing up and peddling is the body's natural reaction when you struggle to pedal, at least mine is.
Therefore my suggestion is that don't make it unnatural, when you reach a little uphill if you try to maintain the same speed, you will automatically stand up.
It is udefus to avoid pain in various parts by sitting in the same position.
Knackers my knees. @s7ephanie dont you have some joint issues (hips, knees, back?)
I can’t really do it on a roadbike, can on a flatbar. However, as I was out of the saddle when knocked off I avoid it now!!
all about the arms.
take control of the bars so your sort of supporting your weight.
its a lot more tiring but a good skill to learn for quick ups.
its a must for MTB
For quite a while I was nervous about stranding up on the Brompton, so I never did it. I had to actively force myself to try. Turned out not to be so hard after all.
I thought everyone could stand up on the pedals while cycling . It just seems a natural thing to do,but obviously not. If a cyclist can't get off their saddle how do they go on for suspension,meaning when we ride over bumpy ground on road bikes we sometimes have to get our backsides off the saddle. In my case if i don't it can be quite painful to certain parts of my anatomy.
I didn't know I could ride standing up, until, last winter, the seat bolt on my ice bike snapped one mile into a 5 mile commute.
I carried on to work pedaling standing up, with very brief respite breaks.
It helped that the commute into work is slightly downhill.
I love being up on the pedals, saves changing down a gear on short inclines and protects the knees on big climbs - I think I prefer it but it is such an energy burner time out of the seat is a t a premium
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