Teaching others to ride
I gave Tim Biesemans and Johan Marien the opportunity to learn
to ride the Ecomobile.
This fast, enclosed, feet forward motorcycle is told to be very
hard to control. We wanted to know why.
Normally one does testrides with training wheels. We had those
but had difficulties mounting them. So we did what most told us not
to do. We did the test rides without them.
We did not use the official way of teaching. We followed mostly
the advise of Paul Blezard who teached me. I got one extra tip from
Steven van den Berghe about feeling no forces on the steer. At that
point the Ecomobile is at a point if you put the wheels up here,
the Ecomobile will continue its current path.
Video report of the day
Tim Biesemans learns to ride first. Remember
...Tim is a very experienced recumbent bike rider and motorbiker.
And i am sure it is a advantage when starting to ride a
Johan Mariën was my second pupil. He was given
the same lesson like Tim. Here is his first "wheels up" experience.
Watch the video to see where he almost got it wrong. Learn from
mistakes of others before you do it yourself. :) Johan
is also a experienced recumbent bike rider and motorbiker.