I’ve noticed this for a while now and would like to know what others think.
When I go riding, especially Muni, I find my self leaning with my left shoulder out first. I grab the seat with the left hand mostly so this makes sense. However, I have found myself even sitting off to the side of the saddle. I notice, then reposition, only to find shortly that I’m back going though the trail like I’m on a skateboard. My right arm sometimes hilariously flailing behind my right side.
Does anyone else notice something like this, or is it just a case of practicing bad form? I started riding this year but have put over 500 miles under my belt on various Unis.
I have exactly the same problem, especially after purchasing a T-bar.
I always have my right hand on the bar, and my right shoulder forward. I also sit on the side of the saddle, I have that problem on bikes and motorcycles also. Repositioning is also only a temporarily solution.
I to find this annoying. I am practicing with both hands on the T-bar (on flat roads), or with my left hand on the bar, but when things get difficult (MTB trails), I need my right hand on the bar.
My riding experience is three years, about 2 - 3 hours a week, XC-muni only, on wheelsizes from 19 to 36", and a 26"GUni.
I am afraid that we need to do a whole lot of practice with the “non dominant hand” on the bar or grab handle.
I have had this problem on my 36 and am learning to ride with my hands behind my back so my body does the balancing not my hands - It is tough at first but really improves your body position!
Not a bad idea, I’ll have to give that a try
Back when I had a 36 I remember this phenomenon, just not to this degree.
Riding with my hands behind my back might work for road/street usage but there are too many times one of my arms must fling out to keep me up. Plus I’d see a mouth full of dirt on the trails in my future.
And do lots of circles in the direction you’re leading arm is going towards (eg for the OP, to the right) w/ minimum arm movement.