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Firstly does any one know of any good videos that show the best way to get on and off them?
I have set them up in a narrow hall way so I can use the walls to help me balance at first. (I have a feeling i will be needing the walls)
Secondly I plan on doing some interval training on them.. My understanding of that is its usually 10-20 min blocks of hard riding.
Besides this are there any other beginner workouts I could look at doing?
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It's actually not that hard after a short while; often it's mental.
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Another thing i found was to consciously have a light grip on the bars when starting out, more to guide the bike rather than hanging on. Once i got the hang of it i could assume my normal grip. also make sure tyres are pumped to recommended levels. This helped no end.
Hope these help.
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So to get started you need to clip in with one pedal all the way down (so that the wheels don't turn). Hold on to the wall while you get your top foot clipped in. Then GO. Just pedal hard. The bike will initially move around a bit but as soon as you get up to speed it will be a lot more stable. Its just getting past that initial wobbliness that is tricky.... but once again, go faster and it will sort itself out.
And like others said, light grip on the bars. Hold them close to the stem to minimise steering input.
Ride with one hand on the wall at first and gradually lower the pressure on that hand until you feel okay to put it on the bars too. Just keep pedalling and you'll be fine
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