Musings on Bicycling and Buddhism

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Track stand

This is a track stand:

(photo from Wikipedia)
It means more or less that the cranks are horizontal, the front wheel is turned, and you are at a standstill; thusly you do not need to place your foot back into the ground.  Good for visibility, for stop signs, for awkward stopping moments, and also "just to look badass".  

Charlie has been a fixie for two weeks, and I still can't do one of these, but every day I count the moments when it would be handy to know how.  So we'll keep rolling....

We've gone about 200 miles so far as fixed and a bit more than 5,300 miles since Charlie and I have been together. 

What we need now is a track stand tutorial....

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