Saturday, September 21, 2013

An Old Dog Learning A New Trick

So I'm trying to bunny hop my 'cross bike. I cut up some wood used for deck rails and stacked the the pieces to make a barrier. Two pieces were 2 and 3/4 inches, three came to 4 inches, and four topped out at 5 1/2 inches high.

I know. Almost insurmountable.

I found that speed is important. Without enough speed I'm going to hit the rear wheel for sure. Then there's the timing of getting the front wheel up at the right point. The trickiest part for me is coordinating all the movements into one smooth motion.

Any tips to help an old guy do this better?

An Old Dog Learning A New Trick from hank greer on Vimeo.


John Greer said...

Here's a good tip. Go to youtube and watch some of the crazy crashes of riders trying to bunny hop the barriers. Bunny hopping isn't much faster than dismounting, but good luck if you go for it.


Hank Greer said...

Yeah, I'm not looking to jump the full size barriers. We have two races here that have smaller barriers that can be jumped. Of course, I could still end up in one of those YouTube crash videos.

Err Jordans said...

It's like Obamacare. Amazing it got off the ground, but unlikely to clear the hurdles.

But, have you tried mandating success?