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Barriers(4 posts)

Barriersbyker
Sep 28, 2003 3:38 PM
I'v got the bike, now all I need to know is how to ride the damn thing. What is the proper way to hop barriers? Thanks.

Scott
re: Barriersctisevn
Sep 28, 2003 8:10 PM
read this from one of the greatest minds in cycling. kind of.
Simon Burney's booktriangleforge
Sep 29, 2003 8:21 AM
Picking up a copy of Simon Burney's Cyclocross book is a great first step to learning barriers & dozens of other fundamentals of cyclocross.

Even better, though, ask around for local cyclocross riders and get in on their practice sessions. We've been doing sessions in Northern Virginia on Wednesdays before work and sometimes on Saturdays, and beginners are always, always, always welcome. Open arms to novices, I've found, is the rule in cyclocross circles, so take advantage of it!

Cheers!
re: Barriersflyweight
Sep 29, 2003 9:49 AM
You can bunnyhop over the barriers but the preferred style is to dismount and run over them. In many cases running is actually faster. At the Star Crossed race Saturday one guy tried to bunnyhop the triple barriers. He made it over the first but hit the second so hard be broke the barrier! Hopping really isn't worth the risk and even the top pros who do it will tell it's as much for show as anything else.