How To Wheelie On A Bike
OK you neighborhood daredevils and adrenaline junkies, we're going to show you how to wheelie on a bike. When we were growing up, almost all of us had bikes. As children, we raced up and down the street. We jumped over potholes, avoided dog droppings and zoomed through the neighborhood. We would even set up obstacle courses and jumps to make. Nothing was as awesome as being able to wheelie on a bike. The longer you could hold that wheelie on your bike the cooler it was. What we considered to be the ultimate in daredevilry as children was nothing more than an ability to balance. The better your balance the longer you could wheelie on your bike. Well here's how you do it. How to wheelie on a bike.
- Child's play. Popping a wheelie on your bike is really nothing more than being able to balance your weight and the weight of the bike on it's back wheel. You don't even have to be going remarkably fast to hold the wheelie. If you can balance well enough to ride a bike, then you can graduate to doing wheelies. We will say this, make sure to wear the proper protective gear while attempting the maneuver. There's still a chance you could fall and break something.
- Doing the wheelie. Everything needs to be done in unison or you'll have no chance of balancing. The trick is to use the bikes elevated angle on the front of the wheel to off shoot your weight on the back end of the wheel. So, pull the handle bars back towards you. Slightly elevate yourself off of the seat. You need to pull the front of the bike high enough off of the ground or you'll just fall forward. While pulling up on the handle bars lean your upper body so that the majority of your weight is over the back wheel. If you have too much weight hanging off the back of the wheel, guess what, you'll fall backwards.
- Balancing. Once you're up there it's just a matter of balance and practice. You probably wont last long the first few times, but the more you practice and become acclimated to the positioning you need to hold, it'll become easier to do. You'll find yourself balancing for longer and longer. And that friends is how you do a wheelie on a bike.
- Dismounting. If you feel like you're going to fall you need to get your feet to the ground quickly to keep you from falling on your face. If you're losing balance but you don't need to get off of the bike, simply let the front of your bike hit the ground. Make sure the wheel is straight or you will fall.