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    Question concerning the track stand.
    I always turn my front wheel to the left, with my right foot forward.
    I ride in the U.S., so I'm pushing against the road slope to my left.
    Why the left foot forward?
    Does the right foot forward put your toe closer to the front tire?
    Or is the an advantage on the banked race tracks?
    I've never rode track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    Question concerning the track stand.
    I always turn my front wheel to the left, with my right foot forward.
    I ride in the U.S., so I'm pushing against the road slope to my left.
    Why the left foot forward?
    Does the right foot forward put your toe closer to the front tire?
    Or is the an advantage on the banked race tracks?
    I've never rode track.
    Thanks much,
    By
    I track stand at lights the same way (usually). Front wheel turned left, but left foot forward. It is the same posture that I would choose to use riding a snowboard or skateboad. Right foot forward is far more difficult for me.

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    I have some evidence (anecdata!) that there's no reason behind most of us - my position is that it's related to hand/footedness in most cases - and that you will use the opposite of the foot you start with (and probably the same side as the side you mount the bike from).

    This thread is good evidence though that it's less black and white than that - and I was talking to someone the other day who said "of course, I'm left handed so I put my left foot down" - so that's the opposite if what I said...
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmother View Post
    I track stand at lights the same way (usually). Front wheel turned left, but left foot forward. It is the same posture that I would choose to use riding a snowboard or skateboad. Right foot forward is far more difficult for me.
    I also track stand left foot forward / front wheel to the left usually (and stay until exhaustion) mostly because of the concave nature of most roads. I can do it on the other size because I learnt it on the track but much more clumsily and definitely not indefinitely.

    I don't se how I could do it with foot on the same side as the back of the front wheel. On most bikesy foot would touch the tire.
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    Kind of like zachateseverything stated, but opposite, lol……am right handed, right footed, right eye dominant (I think?), but since I am goofy footed for surfing and skateboarding (right foot forward), I go left foot down at stops.
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    I've never thought about it much but I always put my right foot on the ground. I'm right foot dominant so when racing I want to start with my left foot on the pedal so I can use my more dexterous right foot to clip in quickly. Same for road riding.

    Track stands are always left foot forward because of the banking, wheel turned uphill.

    Motorcycles are right foot down as well so I can flick it into neutral when coming to a stop, and flick it into gear before I roll out. Yes, I know some motorcycle schools advocate leaving it in gear just in case there is need for an emergency maneuver at a stoplight (I know a guy who was hit by a bus from the rear at a stoplight). But I grew up on motocross and it's a habit. Besides, even Popeye wouldn't hold a Ducati clutch in with their left hand for the length of one of Seattle's two-minute stoplights.


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    right foot. for some reason I think it lowers the chance for chainring tatoos. and nobody wants that.
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    Left handed, shoot left, left eye dominant, use rh scissors, throw frisbee left, left leg dominant, left foot down.

    Re "track" stand. If you are riding a bike with a freewheel, the front wheel gets turned upgradient. If you, like me, have toe overlap on almost all machines (giant feet and smallish frames), your upgradient foot most comfortably goes forward. This is ordinarily my left foot on the road, right foot on the track. I am actually more comfortable right foot forward, but that requires a fixed wheel.

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    Ok, i am also dyslexic. I am left eye dominant, left handed, right foot dominant...throw a ball left, a frisbee right, shoot left, glad to use a mouse RH, happier turning left, hopeless on the dance floor.

    Cheers,

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    P.S. reposted. The first try got turned into something entirely psychedelic by autocorrect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMdeR View Post
    Ok, i am also dyslexic. I am left eye dominant, left handed, right foot dominant...throw a ball left, a frisbee right, shoot left, glad to use a mouse RH, happier turning left, hopeless on the dance floor.

    Cheers,

    Will
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    P.S. reposted. The first try got turned into something entirely psychedelic by autocorrect....
    You live a rich and complex life.

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