Re: most of you know
The 26" frame I have is a low pedal model and actually is easier to push off. That is part of my thinking. And absolutely I let everyone go till I can start with on one in sight. Yesterday was the worst for the bike not wanting to do what I was telling it. Just having a terrible balance day.
I rode on the bike trail in the morning and was really pretty energy empty. I think that might be a lot of the problem. And I have an eye that tries to stay open an it had dried out as well. Just a convergence of things but the both things you mention are helpful.
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