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3. The foot that you leave in frontward position while descend a steep hill or while coasting is your ‘good foot.’ While balancing, either maintain a platform position or keep your ‘good foot’ ahead.
4. Turning your foot away from side you have your forward foot is called ‘Trackstanding.’ For instance, in case you have your left foot forward, turn your wheel clockwise. Once you have acquired this position, with your weight centered over bike, tilt slightly and make pedal adjustments. Doing so would maintain your center of gravity and you will be a balanced position. This technique is useful in flat surfaces.
5. If you are to balance on uneven surfaces, ‘Rocking’ can help you. This is done by weight shifts and/or raising front and back wheels in a series, making some alterations to maintain your bike balanced; all alterations that you do have to be subtle.
6. Be seated unless you are coursing a rough terrain.
7. Do not grip handlebar very tight, especially when clearing obstacles, climbing or descending. You should be able to drum your fingers.
8. While climbing, have your weight rearwards, and to maintain traction of front wheel, lean to shift some weight to your front wheel (this aspect is explained in details in chapter 12).
9. Just focus on where you have to go, not anywhere, you do not have to go.
10. Restore your balance soon. In case you wait long, probably you will not be able to do it afterward and possibly end up falling.
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