I’ve been cycling my 36r through 2013 without handlebars. My new challenge is to attach the handlebars and get comfortable riding with them on. I attached them one day but was afraid of getting caught up on them (a gored bull fighter comes to mind) lol! Even mounting with the bars on is intimidating for a nervous guy like myself ha ha. I will start on the grass and make my mistakes there before venturing on to the cycle paths.
Has anyone else out there set themselves a new uni challenge for 2014?
Post your new years “unilution” and let us know how you progress.
at least 1 trail ride a week, to the point of fatigue
Master hopping and landings with right foot forward (I prefer left foot forward)
Master idling and backwards riding
Strengthen my right knee
Update and fix safety gear. I need to find some tailbone protection I like, and I have been fixing tears in my gloves and guards. I should finally fix the straps on my guards so they aren’t so loose. I’d also like a lightweight full-face helmet, doesn’t need to be motorcycle durable or anything.
Modify and fix my 36er. New cranks, pedals, grip.
New 24" muni frame. My current is an old koxx 24" muni frame, and this thing has some huge dents in it, it’s a junk frame. Will probably take that time to add disc brakes.
Find/make friends to ride with. I have 2 of my co-workers interested currently!
I’m already doing well with my uni-resolutions, got 2 rides in so far this week! Hoping to have a third but I’m trying to be cautious, I don’t want to over-do it while I’m just getting back into riding.