How to Dismount by H.G. WellsComments
by Byron on Aug 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM
In an 1895 letter to a friend, when the safety bike was in fashion, H.G. Wells demonstrated how to dismount a bicycle with instructions and an illustration.
Observe when your left foot is descending & about 30° from the nadir. Stand on left pedal throwing up right leg. Bring this in a graceful curve over the hind mud guard & leap lightly to the ground. The treadle moves against your weight & assists the leap. Then smile. Thus.
117 years later, on bikes made of space-age materials, that’s what we’re doing in Cross before a barrier or run up. For the remounting technique, see this instructional video we made a few years ago with Tim Rutledge from Redline.
Cross is fun!
More Cross tips are in this YouTube playlist and this post kicks off the 13 Cross season for us.