18 December 2009

You can what? Go backwards?

I can't actually pedal backwards in a circle but I'm working on it. For those of you not familiar with fixed gear bikes, as long as the wheels are moving, the cranks are moving and it's moving in the same direction. When I first started riding, it felt very weird to be pedaling all the time. I didn't get the pleasure of pedaling just as hard going downhill as going uphill and I still don't. But with mechanics like this on a bike, you can do random tricks like the track stand I conquered a couple weeks ago. The next trick on my list was to pedal backwards. I haven't mastered it as of yet but my friend has. I hope I can do this before 2010 is here! Anyway, it's time for a ride!

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