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Just messing around in ImageReady with some photo sequences from our most recent Utah trip. Thought I'd post a couple up for those who like that sort of thing. The first is of a drop on Porcupine Rim, and the second is from the Practice Loop on Gooseberry.



 

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A lefty? No. I thought everyone who is a righty and rode a coaster brake bike at some point in their lives rode left forward, right back.
 

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That rock move is cool, did you guys ride the rock off the top of Porc, the one off to the right of the trail that you climb up onto and launch the other side.

Here it is-
 

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tscheezy said:
A lefty? No. I thought everyone who is a righty and rode a coaster brake bike at some point in their lives rode left forward, right back.
That's an interesting observation. I don't know if that would be the reason, or it's just that those who are right-side dominant commonly utilize the left side (and left leg) as the forward leg during the support phase of movements. Some examples:

  • Kicking a ball with right leg, left leg is positioned forward and acts as a support
  • Throwing a baseball, similar thing, the left is the "landing leg" (although you push with the right)
  • Taking a right handed basketball lay-up, the left leg is the one you jump with

I would guess that's the reason most right-side dominant riders are more comfortable leading with the left leg while riding. In some of these situations (and I'm sure others I didn't mention) the right leg is performing a more complex task requiring fine motor skills. I guess jamming on a coaster brake could be considered a more "fine" motor skill ;) . I'm sure there are riders that are exceptions to this "rule".

I'm trying to think back to which leg I used to brake with on my Huffy, but I can't remember back that far :eek: . Oh well.

Sorry about the OT musings.

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tscheezy said:
A lefty? No. I thought everyone who is a righty and rode a coaster brake bike at some point in their lives rode left forward, right back.
Only when skidding to the left ;) (What else were coaster brakes good for?)

I'm right handed and lead with my right foot; if I'm wheelie-dropping or pedal-kicking I start with my left foot forward and time it so my right foot comes around right as I launch.

Watching some of the pro's drop, I notice that they are almost ambidextrous- that is, they lead with whichever foot would end up bing more downhill if the tranny is off-camber. Seems like a good skill to have- on the shore there are a lot or drops or steep rollers followed immediately by a berm, being able to do drops with either foot forward probably reduces the chance of overshooting the berm.

Just pondering all that stuff.......
 

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There was a long thread about that a while ago -- kinda interesting.

Poll: Left or Right Foot Forward?
Yes, interesting. The poll from that thread showed most riders leading with their left foot, but the mtbr quick poll on "which foot forward" showed a pretty even split. I guess it isn't really proven either way. I'd bet in reality a skilled rider should be able to lead while jumping, coasting downhill & in turns, pedal kicking, accelerating, etc. with both feet equally.

Especially when up on some of those boulders, you don't want to be caught with the "wrong foot forward". :eek:

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Nice touch tscheezy. In the first one it'd be nice to have one more frame. It looks like you disappear. The one on Goose is flawless, must've been the photographer. :D

rroeder said:
....did you guys ride the rock off the top of Porc...
Same hit different angle. Unfortunately I don't have a sequence of it.
 

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Nice. But it would be even nicer if you cut out the rider and used the same background. A lot more work too. :)
 
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