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!
> 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
> Off my soapbox for now!! Take care.
> Doug Smith
> North Dorset