Most yall know i been practicing wheelies for like a year now im not an every day rider but when i do ride i practice here and there.
I practice clutchin up in 1st around 40 mph. And then last couple mths. Started clutchin up in 2nd gear at 60 mph. But it was a little scary learning coming up at 60 with no helmet..
Anyway's i tried power wheelies for the first time 2 mths ago and posted some vids... (of my second day practicing)
i kinda went back to practicing clutch ups shortly after though cuz i was more familiar and comfortable with them..
I been obsessing lately though about being "stuck" where im at as far as my progress and even started a balance point thread today...just tryin to figure out what i could do to progress or find out how far i was from the balance point to try and motivate myself etc.
My progress.... Last time i really practiced a few weeks back i was honestly pretty "buzzed" and 95 percent of the time i dont ride in that condition...but i did and had alot more nerve and that is where my progress really 'started' i noticed i could ride my wheelies out a little further than normal ( which is not really far)...
But my experience has been as i have been learning that whatever point i get to i can always make it back to that point pretty easy..
Which brings me to today
i decided around noon to take my bike out in the cold.... For some reason i thought i would practice some power wheelies again since i gave up on them shortly after learning them and im just stuck on clutch ups !
Well holy shit since i got to that "new point" while buzzed awhile back i made it to that point and beyond with the power wheelie today and i was trippin out and excited as hell !!!!! I rode my longest wheelie ever !!!!! And was practically yelling out loud it was such a frickin rush and i was finally "unstuck" !
Anyways i went from like probably my usual 40 ft wheelie to like 200 to 300 feet power wheelieng ! So far that i was now hitting the redline in first gear while up in the wheelie ...i could obviously hear the bike rappin out and a light came on (shift light?)..so i dropped it down quick at that point..
So i went back to clutch ups in 2nd gear but instead of clutchin up at 60mph like i have been i started clutching up at 40-45 mph instead and fluippinn wah-lah i was able to ride those out in 2nd all the way until the redline (97mph)...
So i had to tell someone i am really excited and if its nice the next few days i will make some video's !
I just dont want the video threads to turn into gear/no gear arguing or bashing
i am anxious to see myself though on video and get some opinions on how close i am to balance point etc. Or if i am just chasing the hell out of the front tire ?
I honestly cant tell until in see myself on video how high i actually am even up there i just know i can go (for me) a really long ways now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im obviously chasing it though if im out of rpms in 2nd gear...
I need to figure out how to be able to ride farther wheelies ( not running out of rpm's in 2nd)
i dont mind trying faster wheelies in third gear but will wait for a helmet before i even attempt that *( and yes i already know what im doing now is just as dangerous)
taking the kids to the ymca and then hip hop dance practice
peace out..... And being off dope is gooooooooooood !!!!