I just dropped my bike in the grass because I was riding in a ditch (I know, why would I do that…?) to get around the gate on my driveway. I dropped the bike and had the presence of mind to remember this technique. It TOTALLY worked and without hurting my back. I was so proud of the fact that I picked up my bike myself without needing my boyfriend's help! :lol:Does that procedure in the sticky actually work? Anyone ever tried it? That is the exact opposite of what I was taught. And it seems the harder way to do it.
Da*n… I would NOT want to pick up a cruiser with most of its weight on the downhill slope! Good on ya for doing so! :-DI was taught to turn the bars all the way to the right(if bike is laying on the left side), grab the very end of the grip closest to the ground and lift. You get way more leverage. I've picked up a lot of bikes using this method. Even picked some full dress bikes up this way that fell over on a slope on the side of the road(tires on the high side, tank/bars on the down side).