Tip 13: Three Advanced Techniques for Roadies
By Fred Matheny for www.RoadBikeRider.com
Got your basic riding techniques well in hand? Now learn three advanced moves that come in handy and raise your skills to a new level.
1. Ride No-Hands
Pro cyclists can ride no-hands in the middle of the pack on a twisty descent. Don’t try it! Sometimes, however, you’ll need two hands free to peel an energy bar or peel off a vest. Here’s how:
2. Remove Arm Warmers While Riding
Now that you can ride no-hands, it’s easy to remove arm warmers without stopping. The only problem might be losing one while stuffing them into your jersey pocket. Here, courtesy of seven-time Tour de France rider Ron Kiefel, is how to keep them together.
3. Hop Over a Pothole
Ever get trapped near the curb by a passing car or other riders—and there’s a gaping pothole right in your path? The only escape is up and over. Here’s how pro roadies fly above obstacles (including fallen riders).
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