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Cool Roller Tricks(9 posts)

Cool Roller Tricksbikemike
Mar 20, 2002 8:38 PM
Been riding the rollers lately to improve my skills.
Just wondering: what's the coolest thing you people have done on rollers?

So far the most impressive I've seen was riding a track bike backwards:)
here's the toughest two that I can think of.CT1
Mar 20, 2002 9:15 PM
Ride "handsfree" and close your eyes (NO peeking). Once you get into the zen thing you should be able to motor along for around 10-15 secconds before fear/sanity take over and you open your eyes. It helps to be doing over 28 MPH for this one. BTW: 15 seconds is an eternity when doing this "trick" ;)

Next hardest trick is "standing sprints". That's almost as hard as the zen deal. No use of brakes either to control the bike! This one works the quads like you wouldn't believe.

DO THESE TRICKS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!! Also, DON'T position your roller setup near any sharp countertops or tables/chairs!

YMMV
JohnG
rolling exit...SteveO
Mar 21, 2002 4:32 AM
youve just got to make sure 1. your cut out fast enough that your rear-wheel doesnt fall INSIDE the rollers frame. 2. your garage door is open.
re: Cool Roller Trickszero1
Mar 21, 2002 5:11 AM
how aout falling over a chair while clipped in...does that count as a trick???????? on the other hand i have gotten where i can shut my eyes but i still have to hold on i can also keep time to the music i listen to with my front wheel by moving it from side to side....ride safe(u better while u r on the rollers)
here's another good onelonefrontranger
Mar 21, 2002 5:48 AM
My coach at the DCC was a trackie. Every winter the LBS would do roller races, and this was where I met him and they recruited me for the racing team.

So this guy (my soon-to-be coach & mentor) had been riding around outside a bit in freezing weather to warm up. He rode into the shop without getting off his bike, which was his brakeless Bianchi track fixie. He proceeded to ride up to his set of rollers, did a trackstand, bunny-hopped onto them, and started riding. He could trackstand on the rollers, ride backwards, ride one-legged with no hands and hop off from a trackstand and ride away. A bit of a showboat, but he's the best bike handler I've ever known.
Wow...n.m.koala
Mar 21, 2002 6:19 AM
How 'bout putting a shirt on/off??mikebikr
Mar 21, 2002 7:14 AM
Crashed several times attempting this one. Can do it, but not with any regularity.

How about raeching your water bottle without your hands on the bars?
re: Cool Roller Tricksrobbz27
Mar 21, 2002 8:14 AM
I wouldn't exactly call it a trick but I did get up to 62 mph in 53-12.
re: Cool Roller Tricksg-money
Mar 21, 2002 10:10 PM
I've, done the closed eye thing with no hands, wierd but fun.

A couple I like, look behind you in both directions with no hands, this is tough, and don't go down...

Also, sway from one end of the roller to the other at speed, kind of like a slolomn SP? motion. I can maintain this one only for a few seconds without popping off. Takes a bit of timing and precise body motion. Take it to the next level and do it no hands... Haven't got this one yet...