|2002-04-30, 05:43 PM||#1|
Riding a Muni... Basic question...
I there !
As I said before, I got my first MUni ever and started to ride it a
couple of weeks ago. I have so much fun with it riding over roots, going
downhills, etc. but I found that I had to modify my riding style a
So here's my question. When I was in the process of learning to ride a
unicycle, people kept telling me to put as much weight as possible on
the saddle. That helped me keep my balance and stability. Now that I
ride a MUni, I've found that, on uneven terrain, it is sometimes helpful
to stand up just a little bit on the pedals. It seems to help me pass
over obstacles because, that way, I can put more power on the pedals and
can react more quickly to sudden changes.
Is this a bad habit or just a good Muni technique ? I analysed the
question and thought that it was the reason why many Muniers hold the
front bumper of the saddle while going down or riding uneven trails.
Thanks for you precious help and have fun !
|2002-04-30, 11:19 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
i alsodo this when riding on uneven terain. I'm pretty sure it's the right thing to do, and it really helps on hard uphills. anyways, anything in mountain unicycling that helps c'ant be bad. it's sure more tiring than riding with your weight on the seat, so i try to keep it to a minimum.
|2002-05-01, 12:42 AM||#3|
Small fish, small pond
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
There are lots of good articles by very good riders at www.muniac.com, and they cover that question in detail.
Basically, though, a MUni ride is a constant shifting of weight to and from the saddle to trade off stamina and reactability to the terrain. The hand on the saddle serves several purposes, some of which are: stabilize the point for rough terrain, add pressure to the pedals for better foot-pedal connection and for torque during ascents and descents, and quick change into hops and jumps. Each of these purposes fades in and out as the trail changes.
It is, though, a good idea to practice very hard at getting your weight on the seat, and spinning better (making your cycling less choppy). These will improve your riding immensely, even on rough ground, both in technique and stamina.
But go to muniac.com and let more experienced teachers help you.
|2002-05-01, 02:13 AM||#4|
It cant be poor form, just for the fact that there is no way you could ride most muni trails the same way as you ride a coker.
Just my two cents.
"I didn't know if i was supposed to eingang or osfart"- Scott Bridgman talking about nordic parkinglots
|2002-05-01, 04:12 AM||#5|
Simmian Envoy from Fenetic Climate
I'm not sure if it's true- and it makes no sence to me- but the 170's seem to have helped improve my spinning. Go figure.
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