This morning the ground was coated with a fine smooth pollen (the consistency of talcum powder) which made gliding considerably easier on my otherwise sticky primo tire.
I can glide maybe 2 revs at most and am starting to get the feel of it. Seems like it just takes a lot of practice as the gliding foot learns to regulate very precisely. Seems you need a feather touch on the wheel with the ability to immediately regulate the pressure on or off the tire. Also seems that I might benefit from practicing on slightly steeper hills in order to get sufficient gravitational pull to yank me beyond 2 revs.
Is there an ideal place to keep the regulating foot ? close to the frame or further away? When you get into a long, smooth glide does your regulating foot stay in pretty much the same place?
I get into the glide from ofww. I’ve read the posts about going straight from one foot pedal which will give me more speed, but prefer a safer/slower way to develop my gliding. In other words, it seems that once I’m really comfortable with gliding, then I will try going straight from the pedal speed.
Anybody have any advice other than keep practicing?