You have probably heard of round pedalling at some point or another in your time as a bike rider. But what does round pedalling exactly mean, and what is in it for you? Many never make use of the great advantages of training the round pedalling technique, and using this “weapon” as your extra gear on the bike.
You have probably heard of round pedalling at some point or another in your time as a bike rider. But what does this concept exactly stand for, and what can you do with it? For those who have the patience and the will to learn it properly, a bunch of incredible resources can be uncovered by using this technique.
You may have heard of “scraping mud off your shoes on the curb.” It is a sentence that was invented by Greg Lemond back in the late 80s. And that is exactly what you should do! “Scraping mud off your shoes on the curb”, while your feet are locked in the pedals and keep this position with both feet during the entire movement when pedalling. Your heel should be about horizontal and preferably even just under the pedal’s middle spindle, then you push one of your feet down and pull up with the other foot.
It can be an advantage to practice this through the winter period for starters, as it demands a certain concentration. It should be practiced often and can be a part of your warm up. It does not demand a lot of effort, when you practice this technique.