This is my all new 36er free mount tutorial. Rather than make a standard, run of the “how to” video, I wanted to make it fun and entertaining, as well as informative. But at the heart of it is a totally new way to train yourself to free mount a 36er the first time and every time!
This is the “timeline” to show how complex the edit was! So many clips arranged and re-arranged with cuts everywhere! My laptop was running so slow I had to wait almost a minute after each little edit for it to “catch up”.
This has been really helpful Terry, thanks. I’ve gone from 1 success in 10 to oh, maybe 1 in 3 if nobody’s watching (this is about as good as I ever did on my 29" anyway). The times when I have the lightest foot on the pedal seem to be the cleanest starts as well so I’ll keep practicing. No eggs were harmed.
Side note for other novices: I couldn’t free-mount or even ride the 36 when I first got it. Reading the forms made me realize it was set up for somebody with more skill though – simply switching to longer cranks (150mm instead of 125) made all the difference in the world. Suddenly it was a joy to ride and that encouraged me to learn how to mount it.
Anyway, thanks unigeezer… I can’t fall down w/o landing face-first on one of your awesome videos!