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  • #74172

    BrigitteBardotBikes
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    I’ve got this to a fine art – I make a nice wide turn so the front wheel is lined up with the dock, give one last push on the pedal to push the front wheel into the jaws, and click! I walk away. Anybody else do this? :)

    #79227

    Dan Thomas
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    I’ve wanted to try but I thought the hard stop at the dock would cause me to go over the handlebars or at least bruise my saddle interface.

    #79228

    chrispmatthews
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    I do that too! There’s some sort of feeling of power by efficiency that accompanies it. Lovely bit of docking.

    #79229

    BrigitteBardotBikes
    Participant

    The only mistake I keep making is throwing my leg over the saddle to mount and dismount – 20 years of riding a man’s mountain bike is hard to unlearn! I look like a complete idiot doing that, probably.

    #79230

    Dan Thomas
    Participant

    Actually, I hadn’t even thought of getting on/off the bike any other way… years of having never ridden a girls bike (which BoBis are strangely based on)

    #79231

    BrigitteBardotBikes
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    Women(‘s bikes) are actually easier to mount and dismount :)

    I’m getting used to them. I will try to remember tonight.. do not throw leg over saddle… do not throw leg over saddle…

    #79232

    Dan Thomas
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    Is that why girls bikes have those frames then, so they don’t flash the rest of the world like they’re on the cover of the Daily Sport? Had never realised, thought it was just a strange aesthetic custom.

    #79233

    jamsandwich
    Participant

    HA

    Im doing the “hotdocking” thing too..

    still only manage to get 1 out of every 3 or 4 right though…

    #79234

    robino
    Participant

    Umm, doesn’t hot-docking like this mean you have to cycle on the pavement? I’ll tell teacher…

    #79235

    7209
    Participant

    @Dan Thomas: “bruise my saddle interface” – absolutely brilliant!!!

    #79236

    BrigitteBardotBikes
    Participant

    Actually here’s my next item on the wishlist: make all BBs male, so we can enjoy watching skirt-wearing users hop on and off :)

    #79237

    Girlspeedo
    Participant

    I thought about giving it a go the other day but bottled it cos it felt a bit “rude” for some reason… erm… just me then.

    #79238

    BrigitteBardotBikes
    Participant

    It’s not rude. I look forward to the day I will be hotdocking my bike and see someone else doing it at the same time – hopefully we will exchange a reciprocal glance of smugness and complicity.

    Is that sad?

    #79239

    FarringdonEd
    Participant

    Well unfortunately Hatton Wall and North Wharf Road (my two docks of choice) are both up significant kerbs with no ramps so trying to do this would just mean I end up over the handlebars and on the pavement in a heap. However at South Wharf Road I do appear to have this off to a tee.

    Now must avoid the temptation at the end of every journey to print off a journey record as proof that I docked successfully in case I ever get a £300 “didn’t dock correctly” punishment..

    #79240

    yorkiebar
    Participant

    Yup, I just ride the bike into the docking station, controlling the speed so as not to do a comedy OTB when it docks. Quick check that there’s a green light and I’m off :)

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