I am looking to get some information on how to teach a child a certain skill. I have one rider on the team who is really hesitant to stand up on the bike and pedal whether it is climbing or just trying to go faster. They can stand up and coast but they are not fluid when trying to pedal when standing, so this makes them not want to do it. I have discussed it with some of the more seasoned riders I know and they are at a loss because it was a skill they learned early in life and have never came across this situation when teaching younger riders. The rider is a younger teenager so they have been riding a while and just doesn’t like to stand.
Any help would be great.
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By Coach Andy Somerville
There are only two states of Riding with a Capital R:
Intentional: Applying and releasing tension or force deliberately and briefly to create a desired outcome.
Untensional: Riding in a relaxed but stable and ready position between Intentional moments.