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Hill Climbing

Posted by desflurane on June 9, 2013

Fantastic! This is pure gold! I’ll be out practicing these skills over he next few weeks for sure!

Just to be perfectly clear – this post was written by OnTheStop, not me, I am just re-blogging his post because I think it is such valuable info. I really wish I could have gone over for some training with Xavi Galindo, but no such luck!

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A fellow Redbull Romaniac has asked if I can explain a little about the hill climbing techniques I learnt (attempted) while in Romania with Senor Galindo…so here are some of, what I would consider are, the important things:

     1. I’m In Trouble – slow steep hill climb escape

  • Practice balancing on your rear wheel, more or less stationary, by starting on a short moderately steep incline and balancing the clutch and throttle. This type of skill carries over to fast and slow hill climbs.
  • For this to work you need to be positioned on the incline (a small gulley works) sitting at the very rear of the seat, with all your weight over the rear wheel and projecting downwards to generate traction. For me, this is a full arms length from the bars (I have short arms) and means I can only touch the ground with…

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