human909 wrote:mikesbytes wrote:Personally I wouldn't be too concerned with the toe pointing. The first thing is to fix your ankle or as close as you can get it and you've had advice on how to address that off the bike, After that you can review and refine your cycling.
Another thing to be careful of is that the injury isn't causing adjustments to how you are using your knees, pelvis/hips. To self assess this you can get someone to video you on a stationary bike with different loads, cadences and even standing. If you suspect there is an unwanted adaption happening then get it checked out by an expert. At the end of a day you don't want that ankle to cause issues elsewhere
I agree with this.
Like all sports there is no single one correct technique. On the other hand the orthodox technique is usually like that for a reason. A different technique is fine, but you don't want to be doing yourself damage.
I am a bit perplexed by all this talk about toe pointing as being some kind of fault.
Check out this blokes technique.
I wasn't there, but by all accounts he was a pretty good bike rider...
Besides, it is a much more graceful and elegant style of pedalling. Don't succumb to the peer pressure of the flat-footed pedal crushers.
My problem is that my foot angle varies with cadence. At high cadences I have a distinctly toe down style. At low cadences I have more of a flat-footed style. When I am in good form I am riding with a high cadence in low gears, but when I am suffering in the hills or into a headwind my cadence drops and I am flat-footed. The big question is with my size 46 feet, where do I set my saddle hight; for where I want my form to be, or where it is actually at? The difference is about 15mm so it is significant.