Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 58 - Rotation or shear? And from ‘bus’ to ‘bend’.

June 01, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc Season 1 Episode 58
Ep. 58 - Rotation or shear? And from ‘bus’ to ‘bend’.
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 58 - Rotation or shear? And from ‘bus’ to ‘bend’.
Jun 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 58
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

We have talked about asymmetry patterns being rotational, but it can be more helpful - and with some riders more accurate - to think of one third of the body being sheared forward, whilst the other is sheared back. This distinction suggests some new pushes and pulls on the saddle (or furniture) which help to mitigate it. It also leads us to think about how we transition from ‘turning like a bus’ to ‘bend’. A lot is presupposed in the concept of ‘bend’, which is so often misrepresented like a simple skill rather, than the sophisticated strategy it really is.

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We have talked about asymmetry patterns being rotational, but it can be more helpful - and with some riders more accurate - to think of one third of the body being sheared forward, whilst the other is sheared back. This distinction suggests some new pushes and pulls on the saddle (or furniture) which help to mitigate it. It also leads us to think about how we transition from ‘turning like a bus’ to ‘bend’. A lot is presupposed in the concept of ‘bend’, which is so often misrepresented like a simple skill rather, than the sophisticated strategy it really is.