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How to learn how to ride a line:(3 posts)

How to learn how to ride a line:fbg111
Nov 22, 2002 5:55 AM
Drive out to your regular riding course, get your bike out of the car, and lock your keys, wallet, and cellphone inside. No money, no calling card, no way home but bike. Ride 20 miles home on a two-lane road with a 4-inch shoulder in rush-hour traffic in the rain.

If I didn't know how to follow a line before, I do now. Peloton, here I come.
yes, sometimes our best skills are forced upon ustrekkie1
Nov 22, 2002 7:25 AM
I recall a big twisty descent when a front brake cable broke; fearing melting down the rear brake, I simply cornered faster; much better descending skills after that.

Same thing when getting caught in hard rain, even ice; balance improves immensely.

Ever have a front derailleur blow out? Amazing what you can do spinning your ass off in the small ring; almost makes you think you really don't need the big one.
yes, sometimes our best skills are forced upon usfbg111
Nov 22, 2002 8:42 AM
Thankfully i've had no breakdowns other than punctures. But I've only been at it a few months. I'm sure I'll have to deal with that sooner or later. What caused the derailleur to blow out?