How to manual – again

Hey lee. I’ve been trying relentlessly to figure out how to manual. For months I can’t seem to get my front wheel high enough, but when I do, I tend to get sideways and lose balance and tip to the side. My pals say I look like I’m too high up but when I get low, I cant seem to lift the wheel.. HELP!! I want so bad to master this trick.

It’s a lot easier to manual between rollers than on flat ground. Get low over the first roller and push your rear wheel into the trough. Some guy named Brian in my old back yard.

Hey Dan,

Ha! I would love to master the manual as well. I can do it just fine for actual riding conditions, but I’m afraid I’ll never manual to the grocery store like half the kids I coach.

Oh well.

I’ve covered this a lot on the site. Read:

Manuals: Help I’m tipping over

Manuals: Get it up

Manuals: Tallness is no excuse

Manualing for smaller riders

If you take a clinic with me, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll get the manual. Probably better than me!

— Lee

PS: Before you meatballs ask questions, please search the archives.

PPS: You want BADLY to master this trick. Badly. Adverb.


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