The narrow lanes I refer to is impossible to zig-zag, and when on a main road, you can't due to the traffic.
If you have to stop, apply the brakes when you hold onto the bank. Don't put a foot down.
When ready, release the brakes and let go as a combined action at the same time pedalling away.
It works 100%.
Mick F wrote:Hills are a way of life, and people who don't understand what it's like living in a place with steep narrow lanes, will never understand the issues of day-to-day life as a cyclist in rural Devon and Cornwall.
You write like Devon and Cornwall have a monopoly on steep narrow lanes, yet Somerset has plenty of 25+% lanes steeper than most in D&C, even Bristol has a 40% (depending on the line you take) .........
The trouble down here, is that the hills are everywhere. You cannot avoid them.
Bristol has hills, and Somerset too, but there are flat rides you can do.
There ain't any round these parts.
Anyone would think Cornwall was the only place with hills, it hasn't even got the steepest or longest, or the best views, it's only real claim to fame is the lack of choice
Yes, lack of choice, so I feel I have something to say on this matter.
Most rides I do are about 100ft per mile of ascent. Last ride, was 38miles and 3,900ft of climbing and I never even noticed until I uploaded my stats.
Mick F. Cornwall