I’m a MUNI beginner, and my main problem today is avoiding to zigzag (wobble?).
Most of the time I find myself with my upperbody turned towards the left, and my MUNI drifting to the right, and I need to correct my trajectory every few meters.
I ride more straight on smooth trails or roads, when I can put more weight on the saddle, but this is not so easy on rough terrains.
This is something that will come very shortly. You will notice an improvement in your riding (with not really too much concentration on riding correctly) with each ride, and in about a week or two, this zig-zag will, for the most part, be a thing of the past.
Remeber not to look right down in front of you, look further ahead
If you look in the direction of intended travel, you will tend to go that way. look at the ground and you might zigzag.
Are your feet placed on the pedals symmetrically? If you have the ball of one foot on one pedal, and your instep on the other, you will be lop sided.
If you are riding across a slope, or on a camber, the uni will tend to turn one way, and you will find yourself compensating.
If you can find something to take your mind off the immediate challenge of riding, the riding may come more naturally. Find some obstacles and set out to ride across them, and you will be so taken up by that, that you will forget that riding the uni is difficult. Perhaps. Or sing a song, or whistle a tune, or paly a harmonica. Anything to occupy your mind sufficiently for the basics of the riding to be handled by reflex, rather than thought.
Re: MUNI zigzag
In a message dated 6/14/02 9:36:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I’m a MUNI beginner, and my main problem today is avoiding to zigzag
> Most of the time I find myself with my upperbody turned towards the
> left, and my MUNI drifting to the right, and I need to correct my
> trajectory every few meters.
> I ride more straight on smooth trails or roads, when I can put more
> weight on the saddle, but this is not so easy on rough terrains.
> Any clue?
perhaps your seat is crooked. this happens to me a lot with similar results.
Another possible reason is the tyre, a friend of mine recently bought a pashley muni and has had to change the tyre because the one provided makes it difficult to ride in a straight line. Having changed the tyre he has no problems with zig zaging.