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How you supposed to get off?(11 posts)

How you supposed to get off?Surfdog
Dec 2, 2001 12:07 AM
The mayor was dissing the way the guy in the picture was getting off with the right leg inside the left. Is there another way to get off and not trip? Just wondering?
re: How you supposed to get off?themayor
Dec 3, 2001 6:16 AM
The mayor wasn't dissing anyone.
The "classic dismount" is/was putting the right foot through( between the left leg and the bike) and stepping onto it first.
Now, a lot of fast pros are not putting the leg through. They are just stepping off...look at Pontoni here.This used to be used when going slow or up hill...but as you can see by the blur of the background...this was a fast dismount.
re: How you supposed to get off?themayor
Dec 3, 2001 6:17 AM
D'ooh! Here's Pontoni
And a hand on the downtube!!!triangleforge
Dec 3, 2001 10:56 AM
The thing that caught my eye is his hand on the downtube, rather than the top tube! I assume he's rolling right into a run-up and wants to eliminate that step to shouldering the bike, but that's one fancy piece of dismounting there!
Does he have top-mount brake levers?swede16
Dec 3, 2001 12:26 PM
Great pic. Thanks. It is unreal how confident these guys are on the bike. Like Jordan in his prime, you gotta slow down the footage to really appreciate what is going on.
Does he have top-mount brake levers?themayor
Dec 3, 2001 1:00 PM
No...he doesn't use top mounts. And he doesn't use his brakes much...notice how high they are on the bars and he runs a lot of play in them.Also notice he's in the big ring...a 50 tooth..and he was a couple cogs down on a 25/12. He's grabbing the down tube because he's going into a fast, slightly uphill, off camber, sweeping right turn set of barriers. Because of his lack of height, he'd grab the down tube but never fully shoulder the bike.
And after what I saw this weekend, I have 3 words for everyone: BE AT NATIONALS!!!!!!
Wells but no Gully? How was the race, it reads great...nmclimbo
Dec 3, 2001 3:06 PM
Wells but no Gully? How was the race, it reads great...nmthemayor
Dec 4, 2001 5:34 AM
Gully had family time/race in CO. It was a great race. Most of the NE series races have been barn burners.
At Natz...throw in Gully, alex C,Travis B, J Sundt, Dale Knapp...and a few others...on an excellent course...and you will see the definition of cross at it's best.
for sure...climbo
Dec 4, 2001 1:22 PM
from what I've seen so far, anyone could take any race on any day. Wells is looking great, the dark horse no more...I like Gully, he's been great in the races I've seen, Chameleon, flats on first lap, rides the rim to the pit and then overtakes the whole field to come 2nd to Tim J.!! Personally I hope Alex C. has a great race, he's a really cool guy. Let's get it on !!!!!
Huh? I don't get it...Slog
Dec 4, 2001 5:42 PM
If the right foot doesn't come through the left, aka the classic dismount, which foot hits the ground first here? I'm assuming it's the right foot but that seems like it might lead to a crash/stumble starting with the right foot so far back. I should classic dismount last year led to a broken ankle when I didn't get my left out fast enough. Doh!
try some porn and a firm grip on your shaft.Moe
Dec 5, 2001 4:01 AM
Gets me off ALMOST everytime!