How long did it take you guys to learn to ride one-footed? A couple of days ago
I attached some hose clamps to the crown of my frame and set out to learn to
ride one footed. In under 2 hours I was able to ride one footed, with either
foot, pretty comfortably (I could go for 100-150 feet and go in a circle either
direction). I was wondering what the learning curve was for other people, and
what they did to make it easier, (adjusting seat height, hose clamps, etc.)
yeah, it took me about like 2 hours, i find it easier to ride, iwth my seat real high, so my foot can rest on the crown., and just sit there. I just started to ride like tihs a few days ago , nad i did 270 onefooted pedals, and today, i rode atop the concrete barrier, one footed. thats a ll i got to say for now
Re: One Foot Riding
I’ve been working on it for months and seeing gradual improvement. I can
occasionally get over 40 turns. I can only do it pedaling with the left
foot. I’m afraid learning the right foot is going to be like starting over.
I just learned how to drop back down from one-footed to two-footed riding.
It’s a cool feeling when that works.
> yeah, it took me about like 2 hours, i find it easier to ride, iwth my
> seat real high, so my foot can rest on the crown., and just sit there.
> I just started to ride like tihs a few days ago , nad i did 270
> onefooted pedals, and today, i rode atop the concrete barrier, one
> footed. thats a ll i got to say for now
> Old enuf to know better. Young enuf to do it again.
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what’s the catch with the first one footed rotation? I can’t get past where my other foot would be helping out the pedal stroke
I agree with Dylan’s two hour assessment. I could successfully ride with either foot for short distances after about that much time. I spent alot of it trying to go from one-foot idle to one-foot riding with no success. Then I took the advice many others in this group had given me and bit the bullet and went for it. It came in short order after that.
I think Dylan’s learning curve is much steeper than mine in that he seems to have been able to go long distances and turn in short order. That came later for me.
I still recommend learning one-foot idling first which is quite easy. It helps, as usual, to remember to keep your weight on the seat.
Two things to be thinking about alot when learning one foot:
-Push really hard after the pedal comes over the top and through the down stroke.
-Once the pedal is at the very bottom and the cranks are vertical, you must shift from having all your weight and force going into the pedal to the extreme opposite. On the rear upstroke your foot should be like a feather on the pedal.
Don’t forget to keep your foot and leg moving in the same circular motion as the pedals. If you don’t it will act as a brake and slow down the momentum that you worked so hard for on the down stroke.
Keep on trying!