I imagine that you are unconsciously leaning to the left. Have you done all your practicing leaning against something to the left? It should be something that more practice will sort out fairly easily. Maybe you could find a pole to circle around to the right for a while to counterbalance your left tendencies. Being able to turn one direction better than the other is a normal issue, the solution of course is just to practice more. You’ll get it figure out if you practice enough.
There, I told you to practice three times. Practice Practice Practice
I’ve had days like that. Sometimes it’s just a sign that I’m tired and need to start wrapping up that practice session and/or give myself a day off. It seems it’s more often to the left for a lot of us for whatever reason.
I could say what I think I’m doing when that happens, but I’m not really sure and it might different for everyone anyway. But it seems to work itself out over time. As you get better at turning, you’ll also get better at not turning.
If you’re riding on a street that’s crowned, you could try riding on the other side where it tilts the other way. Often that helps me when things are feeling wonky.
I am having almost as much fun making these videos as I am learning to ride!
This video footage was not as good as I had hoped, due to poor lighting, but I did get across the road! In my first video I made it to the end of the driveway after a number of attempts. I can now make it about 50 ft consistently before falling. I think I could go further, but am still learning how to turn. At this point, the ride ends when the road ends.
About left hand pull:
Always had my left shoulder in front when learning to ride the 20" but this symptom is gone now (or i have better control over it).
Same with 24", also had to do with saddle height.
Same with 26", part of the cure was more saddle height.
And now i hae the same going on with my 36".
The more you ride, the better you get.
P.S.: Something that always helps: Weight on the seat!
I had been riding down my driveway, as you may have seen in previous videos, but there is a huge dip at the end that I could not get past. I felt that if I could have a longer smooth runway I could go farther. So I took a ladder out onto the street for balance and started from there. It worked. I went from riding a consistent 50 feet to…well…watch!
I also made this compilation of my falling. Figured I did so much of it, it deserved its own video.
You look like you’ve got falling off aced
Seriously, it’s a valuable skill to get off without injury. Looks like the free mounting is almost there too. Now you’ve got the distance under your belt you wont want to keep walking back to a mounting spot…you’ll be super motivated to crack the free mount.