Skinnies/Log Rides - Page 4

AlpineZone

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 43
  1. #31
    bvibert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    29,753
    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    How's your wheelie drop?
    If you can nail down a wheelie drop to the side, log rides become much less intimidating.
    Not very consistent, which is a big part of my problem.
    Brian

  2. #32

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    9,748
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Not very consistent, which is a big part of my problem.
    I was impressed with it a few years ago!
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Not very consistent, which is a big part of my problem.
    Just setup something in the backyard to practice them on. Only needs to be 12" off the ground.

  4. #34
    bvibert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    29,753
    Practiced my wheelie drop a little last night during my ride, including on the infamous rock that Jeff witnessed a few years back. I think I'm getting the hang of it...
    Brian

  5. #35

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    9,748
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Practiced my wheelie drop a little last night during my ride, including on the infamous rock that Jeff witnessed a few years back. I think I'm getting the hang of it...
    lol, were you able to complete the back flip on the bike, you were close a few years ago!
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

  6. #36
    bvibert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    29,753
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    lol, were you able to complete the back flip on the bike, you were close a few years ago!
    No, I managed to tame the pedal kick this time around...
    Brian

  7. #37
    When I first started getting consistent at wheelie drops and then venturing into elevated Skinnies I ran into a small problem. The 2 or 3 gear combos that I hade down for wheelie drops were not the gear combos I like for riding skinnies. This resulted and a badley failed bail attempt from an elevated log ride at Vietnam that saw me landing on my face. I was lucky enough to be wearing a full face helmet that day, but it still hurt pretty good. From that day on I worked on both my wheelie drops and skinnies to make sure my proffered gear ratios for each matched up so that when ever I am on an elevated log ride I KNOW that I will have no issues pulling an emergency wheelie drop.

  8. #38

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lynn and Lowell MA
    Posts
    4,379
    What are you preferred gear ratios for each? Seems weird to be that different. I run a 32 up front and prefer to wheelie drop from anywhere between the 2nd biggest and 4th out back. And those are also the rings I use for log skinnies. Actually I pretty much never use another other rings beyond those three useless I'm riding somewhere that is really fast or has really long and not very technical uphills.

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by awf170 View Post
    What are you preferred gear ratios for each? Seems weird to be that different. I run a 32 up front and prefer to wheelie drop from anywhere between the 2nd biggest and 4th out back. And those are also the rings I use for log skinnies. Actually I pretty much never use another other rings beyond those three useless I'm riding somewhere that is really fast or has really long and not very technical uphills.
    Now I use the same gear ratios for both, 32T up front, middle of the cluster out back. I used to like to ride skinnies in a much lower gear that didn't give me enough umph for wheelie drops; resulting in said fall on face at Nam....which I belive you were present for


  10. #40
    bvibert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    29,753
    I imagine that the speed at which you're traveling would have an impact on which gear works better for the pedal kick, wouldn't it? I guess that most skinnies are done relatively slowly though..
    Brian

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:39 AM.