Newbie Question: stand up pedalling

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by theedge, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. theedge

    theedge New Member

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    Hi,

    I am new to road cycling and I have trouble pedalling when stand up (out of saddle), especially on flat road. I found it very difficult to pedal smoothly in circle and I feel that a lot of effort & energy is wasted on maintaining my balance.

    Your advice is highly appreciated.
     
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  2. philhudson

    philhudson New Member

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    you will get used to it in a while :)
     
  3. dallasbikr

    dallasbikr New Member

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    Why would you stand up on a flat stretch? When you stand, you take away one of the balance points (the seat), so maintaining balance will definitely take more effort. Now, for uphils I alternate between sitting and standing, but not on flats...

    Edit...I just assumed you were on a normal training ride. Sprinting didn't even come to mind...
     
  4. heheheha

    heheheha New Member

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    I myself pop up another gear as soon as my ass leaves the saddle...I do this for hills sprints everything - when the ass goes up, I shift. This helped me a) have a gear to drop down to and b) helped stabilize me.
     
  5. skydive69

    skydive69 New Member

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    I had the same experience when I first started riding - It soon became very comfortable to ride out of the saddle.
     
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