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  1. #1
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    Rolling Remounts

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    Yeah, I totally got this! Clumsily and I've yet to attempt it in a race scenario, but I successfully did it a few times tonight. Once I mastered dismounts it made a huge difference in my time/placement during races. This is the final big piece in the skills puzzle for me.
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Congrats! These aren't easy, but it will also make a big difference for you. Sadly, seven years after starting, I STILL to a stutter step remount (though now I do it so quickly, no one seems to notice ).

    SheFly
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheFly View Post
    Congrats! These aren't easy, but it will also make a big difference for you. Sadly, seven years after starting, I STILL to a stutter step remount (though now I do it so quickly, no one seems to notice ).

    SheFly
    DH does a stutter, too, but still is pretty zippy.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attempt my new-found skill yesterday. There were no barriers on the course and the 2 areas that had me off the bike required remount on pavement. I really was not keen on the thought of FUBARing that move on a hard surface. We still have 1 more race this season. Hopefully I can manage a few proper remounts (and hopefully with an audience. My teammates lovingly tease me at my lack of remount skill).
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    I find it interesting how we all have issues with this. I always thought the remounting part was easy; it was always the dismounting that I had trouble with. I think I was always afraid that I was not going to unclip and would go flying with the bike still attached! SO, it was always hard for me to do the leg inside as you dismount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spokewench View Post
    I find it interesting how we all have issues with this. I always thought the remounting part was easy; it was always the dismounting that I had trouble with. I think I was always afraid that I was not going to unclip and would go flying with the bike still attached! SO, it was always hard for me to do the leg inside as you dismount.
    Oh, hells, I won't ever do the step-through dismount. That's just crazy!! It looks like a flying pretzel! And J-Pow says not to do it!
    Kirsten
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    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Just say no to the step through. Never!

    SheFly
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    One of the few pros I have seen doing a step through dismount is Marianne Vos and she looks unbelievably smooth, flowing moves, never a hiccup. I hope to learn how to remount sometime soon. It's a real leap of faith.

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    Oh, I feel a lot better then - I did the step through a bit, but was never comfortable with it and as I said feared that I would go flying. I'm glad I am not alone!

    We had very few women who did cyclocross here; so the people I looked to for style were all men.

    spoke

 

 

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