Want to learn how to really impress your friends? Learn how to do a proper driveway skid as part of @chriskingbuzz ‘s Global Game of Bike!
1. Wear a helmet.
2. Lower your seat all the way.
3. Find a straight section of road, and pedal forward to get some momentum. At the point you want to skid, grab a whole bunch of rear brake and turn slightly in the direction you want to skid, in this example, to the left.
4. Take your left foot off your pedal to provide you a bit of support, and let the bike’s rear end slide away from you. If you want to skid right, turn your wheel right and take your right foot off the pedal. The more speed you start with and the more you turn you wheel, the more aggressive your skid will be!
Oh, and always, always grab the REAR brake to initiate the skid!
Pro tip: practice in your neighbors driveway 🤣 or maybe don’t...
Remember, Global Game of Bike is a Stay at Home Challenge! Stay home and be safe :)
See you around the neighborhood,
In case you missed Nicks' round 6 of @chriskingbuzz ‘s #GlobalGameofBike on IG this spring, follow along on a wheelie how to with step by steps below... Don’t forget, always wear a helmet!
1: Find a nice grassy area that is flat to slightly uphill for practice.
2: Gearing: Start mid-range of your cassette- about a 30 tooth. ⚙️
3: Pedal forward to gain momentum and initiate a front wheel lift (using your pedal stroke vs just pulling back).
4: Sit back over the rear wheel, and open up your torso - straight arms is 🔑 !
5: Set your gaze slightly forward of your front wheel and pedal forward.
If you start to go over backwards, use your rear brake to bring your front wheel down. Overtime, experiment with modulating the rear brake to find the “sweet spot” for balance. Don’t be afraid to turn your bars as well as move your knees to correct for side to side imbalances as well! To be specific, if you’re falling to the right, to correct back to center, turn your handlebars to the left and perhaps wing out your left knee. It’s a delicate balance of small movements to keep you from falling side to side, but with practice, it will come!
Remember, consistent, regular practice is key!
Bonus points: Cowboy wheelie! Once you’ve nailed the wheelie, try taking a hand off the bars! 🐎
Got questions? Send them over!