Re: [CR]Riding no handed


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From: "Ed Braley" <edbraley@maine.rr.com>
To: "Doug Smith" <douguk2007@hotmail.co.uk>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BAY103-W3886AE9955DF964DD7DF0590310@phx.gbl>
Subject: Re: [CR]Riding no handed
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 16:30:26 -0500


Really!?! Geesh, I do it all the time... Every ride. Think nothing of it. I wouldn't own a bike that can't be ridden hands-off.

And I'm not nearly as worried about crashing from this as I am worried about some fool in a car putting my lights out!

Ed Braley
Falmouth Maine.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Smith"
To:
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 4:21 PM
Subject: [CR]Riding no handed



> Riding no -handed whether for stability, resting position or any other
> reason seems to me a foolhardy practice. Reading through the thread I
> have yet to find any reason for carrying out the procedure.
> Riding styles and safety are not only necessary for the cyclist but for
> other road users as well. A firm handed control should always be a
> consideration whether on road or off thus protecting possible damage
> to either rider or machine.
>
> Of course I and everyone has tried at some time probably only to show
> off perhaps a daredevil stunt anything more is a dangerous act and can
> result in a expensive trick! In the UK it is illegal whilst riding on a pub
> lic
> road.
>
> Off my soapbox for now!! Take care.

>

> Doug Smith

> North Dorset

> Uk