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April 29, 2003, 12:56 PM

Where do you place your feet on the pegs? Do ride on the ball of your foot or do you have your foot covering the back brake at all times?


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April 29, 2003, 03:13 PM

I usually keep my left under the shifter and right covering the rear brake lever. It's probably a little overkill, but I'd rather make my reaction time that much shorter.

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This is what I get for posting in a rush. If I'm canyon carving, I'm constantly moving my feet from the position above to getting the balls of my feet onto the pegs (especially the left to keep my toes from dragging). Usually though, I keep my right foot covering the rear brake in case I need to trail brake a little.

[Edited on 29/4/2003 by hayabusafiend]


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April 29, 2003, 03:25 PM

balls of the feet is best for me....

when i lean off the bike..i put all my weight on my feet and i can't comfortably do that if the middle of my boot is on the peg...
especially in s curves...I need to be able to shift my body over quickly without putting weight on anything else...







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April 29, 2003, 04:27 PM

Yeah, if I'm not using the levers, I'm on the balls of my feet for the same reasons that have been mentioned - weight transfer and keeping toes from dragging.

I can't off-hand think of a reason why I would need to upshift or apply the rear brake that much faster or in a emergency situation. I'm not trying to be critical, I'm really just curious.
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April 29, 2003, 04:55 PM

Feet are usually on the seat and gas tank while I'm street surfing down 495

No, I stay on the balls of my feet. In reality, if you are at maximum braking in a panic situation, you have virtually no weight on the rear tire for braking so reaction time isn't that important for the feet.


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No, I stay on the balls of my feet. In reality, if you are at maximum braking in a panic situation, you have virtually no weight on the rear tire for braking so reaction time isn't that important for the feet.
If your rear tire is off the ground, you cannot achieve maximum braking. Both tires firmly on the ground provides maximum traction and therefore maximum braking potential.

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April 29, 2003, 07:59 PM

Adrian- I think I've ridden with you before(if I remember you right), although it'd be hard to remember since there was almost 40 of us...( way too many) I left after the guy crashed into the back of somebody...

Yeah...I usually ride on the balls of my feet too...I just wanted to know if this was the proper way to postion your feet. I've tried riding with my feet covering both, and it felt awkward and uncomfortable.

One other thing...I still have yet to get some good boots(I'm poor), and I'm wondering if your riding styles are altered from wearing the Sidi's,etc. as opposed to shoes or work boots.


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Do you come from Manassas off of Euclid by OP High School around 4 pm? Ive seen a Telefonica a few times there on my way home from work going down the parkway then onto Old Bridge. I just started riding and use the balls of my feet, ive riddin with Sidi boots and just some regular leather boots. I like the idea of more protection from the Sidi boots and the thinner sole of them lets me feel the pegs, shifter and rear brake pedal better.


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Rear brake - If you know what you're doing, lightly hitting the rear brake can help tighten up your line.
yea,....

I also ride the twisties on the balls of my feet....

I, too, use the rear brake, lightly, to tighten up my line,
'feather' my entry speed, to the corner, on occassion....


I think Stillie uses this 'technique' to crash... :o
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Do you come from Manassas off of Euclid by OP High School around 4 pm? Ive seen a Telefonica a few times there on my way home from work going down the parkway then onto Old Bridge. I just started riding and use the balls of my feet, ive riddin with Sidi boots and just some regular leather boots. I like the idea of more protection from the Sidi boots and the thinner sole of them lets me feel the pegs, shifter and rear brake pedal better.
yeah...that's me. I teach at OP. Do you ride to work?


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yeah...that's me. I teach at OP. Do you ride to work?
i rode once, i just got the bike about 5 weeks ago. I sit in alot of traffic going to Chantilly so ive been driving in and riding on the weekends to get in some practice. Nice bike by the way.


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Nice bike by the way.
I'd HAVE to agreee with that statement


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April 30, 2003, 12:34 PM

Ride however you feel comfortable. If you feel comfortable with your feet on the passenger foot pegs, ride that way. I dont think there is a right or a wrong way. Nice ride by the way
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April 30, 2003, 12:48 PM

Katie, where have you been?

Ball of my foot and no back brake! :nono:
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April 30, 2003, 06:39 PM

Balls of my feet for me and I got used to the Sidi's real quick after a few rides wearing them! Nice to see you again Katie on DC.net and in person
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