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It's tricky to make both turns of this narrow boardwalk skinny (at @morcpics Theodore Wirth mtb trail) without hopping the rear wheel. But I discovered yesterday that my improved ratcheting and track stand skills gave me more precision for placement of my @advocatecycles fat bike's front wheel. I could run the wheel partially over the edges of the boardwalk which gave my rear wheel more room to make the turns without hopping. My next challenge is to use a rocking technique to reposition both wheels for both turns. That might take awhile! 40-sec vid:
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I’d never heard of the term ‘pedal ratcheting’ as a mtb skill until recently when I noticed that it’s one of the skills covered in IMBA’s ICP Level 2 course. See it demonstrated at the 1:18 mark of this video by ICP’s Lead Instructor Trainer Shaums March.
Pedal ratcheting turned out to be helpful last week in two instances. The first was when I was attempting to ride this multiple rock/elevated boardwalk skinny in the skills park at the Lebanon Hills MTB Trail system. I was on my 29’er, trying to get through in the opposite direction from normal (more difficult) without a rear wheel hop: