shoulder riding

I’ve been learning very well and would like to try something new. How hard is it to carry someone on your shoulders? Any advice from someone who has done it? Any best way to start? Thanks.

jj348 <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote: I’ve been learning very well
and would like to try something new. How hard is it to carry someone on
your shoulders? Any advice from someone who has done it? Any best way to
start? Thanks.

Think seriously before trying this as the consequences of failure can be
rather disastrous for the person on top. I would reserve this trick for
learning once you feel competent with all the basics and are at least a
level 3 rider. It is not technically difficult but you are responsible for
the person on top so should be proficient enough to handle unexpected
dismounts without difficulty.

Here are a couple of tips which will make learning easier. Learn this
trick with someone light. It is significantly easier to do with someone
who weighs 80 pounds rather than 200.

First practice walking around with someone sitting on your shoulders. The
person sitting on top should grip the bottom person’s back with their
feet, ie their feet should not be flailing loosely, they should be tucked
under the lower person’s shoulders and around their back.

When first practicing have spotters on either side, giving support to the
person on top or the rider. See Tanya and Tammy’s homepage:
http://members.tripod.com/~MarshT/index.html

And click on the link on the right that says riding on shoulders. They
have several useful tips.

Note it is harder to idle than it is to ride straight forwards.

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