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    Any good "How to Log ride" videos or tips???

    Anybody got any links or good tips for Log riding???

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    Nothing??? Huh...how about how to take a Log at work???
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    I practice riding on the curb in front of my house. Perfect log ride practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolbiker
    I practice riding on the curb in front of my house. Perfect log ride practice.
    Thanks bro
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    throw some 2x4s on the ground and ride those, the curb works well, the yellow line on the road, any thing skinny that makes you think a little bit. When you are riding, keep it in a gear where you can get power, but you're not spinning a whole bunch, also look forward at where you want to go, never look down, stay loose and be ready to move a leg or something to keep balance
    "Get a bicycle.You will not regret it if you live." Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKnight
    throw some 2x4s on the ground and ride those, the curb works well, the yellow line on the road, any thing skinny that makes you think a little bit. When you are riding, keep it in a gear where you can get power, but you're not spinning a whole bunch, also look forward at where you want to go, never look down, stay loose and be ready to move a leg or something to keep balance
    Thanks B...Just what I was looking for
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    i took a 12" or so thick log and 10ish ft long 2x4 and made a see-saw in my back yard. Thinking about making something taller though
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