I have a 5-foot Torker Unistar TX giraffe-cycle, and the only way i can mount is if i lean on a wall or grab my big brother’s head. How do i freemount my giraffe without pulling my bro’s hair out?
Re: giraffe cycle
Put a hat on him.
Or read these.
I am sure that you will get some “expert” advice from this newsgroup, but for starters, how about using your brother’s shoulder instead of his head for support?
I just learned to freemount last week. In fact it was also the first time I got to try a giraffe. I guess the first thing was to learn to ride. For me to mount (not free) I’d stand on a counter top about three and a half feet off the ground. From there, it was just a matter of getting on.
After a while, I thought I’d try some free mounting. At first, it seemed impossible, but after a few hundred tries nailed one. Then another. Then another.
I found the secret was to start with the pedals in the horizontal position with the right pedal further from me.
I’d take a quick two steps and jump, catching the right pedal when it is closest to me.
Then, it’s just a matter of getting myself on the seat and my left foot on the left pedal.
The key was to time the jump and to jump as high as I could
I have a few videos of my failed attempts and one of a successful one. There are also a few pics of the giraffe and other cool stuff. I think you need quicktime to view the videos.
Hope that helps,
Edit: forgot to include the link
Have a look at Andrew Carters great tutorial site:
Look under miscellaneous, there is a video tutorial there, that probably be helpful.