A couple of days ago I posted a request for pointers on freemounting.
I described what was happening and several of you sent some good ideas
chirokid suggested that I practice on a slight, downhill slope to keep
the wheel from kicking back (uphill). I took that idea and left my
deck and went down to the grass. I have a spot that’s pretty level,
and about 8ft x 14ft. I found that the wheel doesn’t move near as
easily as on the deck.
iunicycle said to LOCK THAT KNEE up! And that was exactly right, too.
I was getting lazy and not paying attention and just stepping on the
Bottom line is that this evening I was able to freemount three times
in about half an hour! Not great, but I was happy! Now I have to get
more consistant at that while moving the seat SLOWLY back up to normal
riding height. I had lowered it a couple of inches to make
freemounting easier. Something I had read somewhere.
Anyway, once again a BIG THANK YOU to all who replied!