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    Why do people let go of the handle bars when they are in position 2?? It's like they are trying to prove they don't need to! As an instructor, that totally bothers me!! Help on how to handle these people??
    Last edited by Missy; 09-17-2016 at 10:16 AM.

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    Omg this drives me crazy! I always say something like “if you value your front teeth, please keep both hands on the bars at all times...” I’m afraid they’re going to slip and bang their mouth on the handlebars!

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    It's happened while I'm subbing, and I address it since an injury could actually occur on my watch and I could be held liable. I first cue the room, both hands on the bars while standing. If you need to take your hands off the bars for a posture break, sit down. Come back up when you're ready. If the person continues to ride with one or no hands standing up (yes, this happened!) I'll go over and off the mic tell them to stop. Sitting in the saddle without holding on doesn't bother me as much, they could just need a break-or they don't know how to attend to efforts lasting longer than a 3 minute radio edit.

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    So, here's where you and me are different, kicker.....if, despite all my cues about the reasons for keeping in touch with the handlebars, some Libertarian decides that they want to *show me* and do the "Look, ma....no hands" position, I have no qualms about giving out cues and analogies that make them look and feel foolish......and even decide to leave the class. Yes, it's happened. Discussed it with other class members at the time (and I never gossip about folk who leave early)......purely because I anticipated a complaint to "management" and wanted objective feedback to present.

    Everyone needs a break. Booty break. Posture break. Focus break......my take is that an IDC class is no place to be practising unicycle skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apriln View Post
    Omg this drives me crazy! I always say something like “if you value your front teeth, please keep both hands on the bars at all times...” I’m afraid they’re going to slip and bang their mouth on the handlebars!
    So, you want to put us dentists out of business?? Shame on YOU

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