Bicycle braking technique on long descends

Bicycle braking technique on long descends

Updated: 08/11/2018. One of the nicer parts of cycling, at least for the author of this text, is riding down hills – the longer and faster, the better, whether on paved roads, or through forests. 🙂  This post will explain good bicycle braking on long descends techniques, that allow for safe and fun cycling down … Read more Bicycle braking technique on long descends

Fast bicyle cornering – on paved roads

Fast (down hill) bicycle cornering on paved roads

Updated: 08/11/2018. This post will explain how to quickly and smoothly ride through (tight) corners on a bicycle. This is especially important when riding fast downhill, but it is also useful for improving riding skills in any other situation. First, instinctive survival reactions and (their affect on) bicycle controlling will be explained, followed by explanations … Read more Fast bicyle cornering – on paved roads

Countersteering – bicycle steering

Countersteering (counter-steering) - bicycle steering

Updated: 11/11/2018. In this post I will explain how to precisely, efficiently and quickly steer a bicycle. Steering a bicycle might sound obvious to any (experienced) cyclist, but some concepts and techniques that come intuitively, especially “countersteering”, are better used when one knows about them and tries consciously to practice and improve them. As a … Read more Countersteering – bicycle steering

Bicycle braking technique

Proper cycling braking technique explained

Updated: 08/11/2018. This post explains a proper braking technique on a bicycle. How to stop in the shortest possible distance, how to use front and rear brake correctly. Contents: 1. What are the brakes used for on a bicycle? 2. Braking weight transfer and tyre traction 3. Using brakes to control a bicycle 4. Hard … Read more Bicycle braking technique