Wow, big improvement worth noting tonight.
First of all I really appreciate the friendliness and kind encouraging help these past few days. It really made a difference.
Ok, 7 wks ago I notice I can semi hop just like a pogo stick, of which I never got a real hang of it as a kid. I didnt think too much of it…just bunch of hops up and down, not really anywhere.
Well, tonight, I just finally connected the dot of how significant those fast little hops turned out to be.
Few days ago, on my 20", after I had my kid to sleep, I rediscovered that I not only can hop for a long time with short fast hops, but, now iam able to make slow large lateral movements with those hops. Now this was a totally different kind of hop. Not sure what to call it, but i think i can now jump with these hops!
At the same time, I discovered I had a front porch that had a hand rail of which I can hold onto and practice my freehand one step jump off…hey, little step. …but dont we all (sort of speak) start of from little steps ( especially to avoid major injuries? , well, at least iam now a little older and wiser than when I was in the 20’s.
Anyhow, I still practiced on the one step hop or jump freehand, still needed to perfect it before I head to the flight of stairs.
So hows the dot connecting you say? Tonight I rediscovered that the 20" is really, really awesome to get back onto as a beginner. Its much torkier and twichier which is harder at first to get back to used to. Tonight I peddle much, much smoother and faster then ever before, almost effortlessly, as compared to when I first started…wobbly, slow and extremely thigh burning.
Now I can see how those 5 or 6 kids on that one youtube can ride around town doing all kinds of crazy stunts and riding so fast and efficiently. It is with much balance and really good, fast peddling, not to mention awesome stunts of which I can only dream of.
So the connection? Well, I knew I had to peddle real fast, UPD if I have to, just bail real fast…
I then remembered some on here mentioned to hold on to a handlebar and perticularly press down for faster better
Well, I dont have a handle bar so I pressed down on my seat handle. Previous days’ attempts I failed uncomfortably just even touching the seat. Because I fell out of balance the instant I didnt have and arm as a balance apparatus.
Then to night, after 1.75hrs of practice, it just clicked. I was actually loving the feeling of pressing down on the seat. I a llittle unbalanced at times but, I definitely had more control at times and definitely can peddle faster,wow.
So…, bare with me. Back to my pogo sticking and lateral semi jumping. I can almost do it indefinitely. Now, I can practice to go peddling for movement after I jump or pogosticking.
Not only until I realised I had to sit my butt back down and lean slightly foward, with a peddle foward momentum…Wow that was such a great feeling!
For the more experienced reading this …“ah…been there…done that!”
SO, as I previously struggled. How do I stop…?? Uhh, huh…its all beginning to connect.
I can now stop on a dime…well…not exactly on a dime…but infact on a line, a crackline on the asphalt.
Yes!!! A big deal for me!!! Finally… I hoppped(butt up) I peddled foward (butt down) approached the line. Lined up my peddles at horizontal, balance very crucial at this moment, grabbed handle, raised butt, stopped and hopped
…haha…darn I did!
With much, much thanks, sweat, and more sweat, and reading and self discovering I did it tonight.
also, my idling is much improved so is my backwards riding.
Hey, with intensity,
I can advance.