How to Ride Downhill

·         Make sure you keep the constant speed even while going downhill.

·         Press back on pedals to slow down.

·         Use the spoon brake only gradually to avoid being sent over handle bars.

                                Fig 4 Riders Going Downhill (Mary Evans Photography, http://www.prints-online.com)

·         PRECAUTION: Hooking your legs over handle bars doesn’t give you an opportunity to control your bicycle.

Taking your feet of the pedals means risking with your life. This method can be used only by proficient penny-farthing riders.


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