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The shame of it....

keirtristankeirtristan Posts: 296
edited July 2009 in The Crudcatcher
I can't ride a bike with no hands!!

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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 7,292
    neither can i, but a chav cant do the 4 foot drop on our xc loop either, or the loop itself for that matter :lol: besides i cant drive and i kick censored at karting so there you go :D
  • snotty badgersnotty badger Posts: 1,593
    I've only just started getting the hang of it again, not as confident about it as I use to be though :lol:
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  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    It's a pretty useless skill though, isn't it?

    It may help improve your balance a little but in terms of mountain biking you'd be better of practising a number of other things.
  • IcarusGreenIcarusGreen Posts: 531
    The faster you go, the more stable the wheels will be due to the centrifugal force of them rotating. So to ride no handed don't go slow but go really fast.

    Science lesson over, have a good sleep.
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  • snotty badgersnotty badger Posts: 1,593
    GHill wrote:
    It's a pretty useless skill though, isn't it?

    It may help improve your balance a little but in terms of mountain biking you'd be better of practising a number of other things.

    It does came in handy, like when I need to count above 5 I can use both hands...
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  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    Just ride naked. You can easily get to at least 6 then...
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,273
    I can't do it on a mountain bike. Can do it on a road bike though, which is a lot more useful.
  • Cat With No TailCat With No Tail Posts: 13,581
    Was riding no handed a while back down a fairly steep hill, got a high-speed wobble on the front wheel and absolutely shat mysef. Not tried it since
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    andrew156 wrote:
    Just ride naked. You can easily get to at least 6 then...

    yer but if ya female and do this i would worry
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    I think my username might give it away that I'm male :wink:
  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    XxxBFGxxX wrote:
    andrew156 wrote:
    Just ride naked. You can easily get to at least 6 then...

    yer but if ya female and do this i would worry

    or at least stop taking the steroids :wink:
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  • Round here the chavs get away with cycling with no hands, bare chested, texting on their phone whilst keeping their other hand tucked into the front of their trackie bottoms.

    A mastery of balance, arrogance and communications.
    It truly is a sight to behold :wink:
  • andrew156 wrote:
    Just ride naked. You can easily get to at least 6 then...

    or 5.5.
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  • teulkteulk Posts: 557
    I could never manage it when ever i had my Continenal Speed Kings on, the bike just had a mind of its own once you let go of the bars, ive got specialzed tyres on now and riding with no hands is easy and the bike runs nice and straight
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  • schmakoschmako Posts: 1,982
    First time I done it, I broke my arm haha (was like 12 yrs old). Most memorable no handed experience was doing my cycle to work with no hands which is up a huge hill, down aforementioned hill then up another. Was quite a challenge!
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    You're a bunch of girls :wink::lol::lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    this thread has inspired me to give no handed a go but i cant do it and am thinking this will be the case for the rest of my life. :(
  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    I can do no hands but have never been able to wheely! :oops:
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  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    i like to cruise the seafront no handed but i cant bunnyhop very high

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  • IcarusGreenIcarusGreen Posts: 531
    teulk wrote:
    I could never manage it when ever i had my Continenal Speed Kings on, the bike just had a mind of its own once you let go of the bars, ive got specialzed tyres on now and riding with no hands is easy and the bike runs nice and straight

    I have the same issue with the speed kings i've got on my Bordman FS Team, but i can stiil ride no handed with enough speed........just
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