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    Senior Member STEVE IN SOCAL's Avatar
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    Do you step on the left peg to get some height ? 25 years of shoeing horses has taken its toll on my 'agility'.

    I suppose I could vault up from the rear over the loaded Cyclerack, like the trick riders do with horses, but that may be a bit dramatic.
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    Senior Member xdac's Avatar
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    Its entertaining watching some riders get on their bike without falling over..
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    Senior Member chipyting's Avatar
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    I grab the handlebars, lean forward over them as far as I can and kick my leg over, works for me.

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    Senior Member srs713's Avatar
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    Some days I have to grab my pants leg & pull my leg over. But most of the time I just throw my leg over. I'm 5'11"
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    Senior Member PalmStateCrawler's Avatar
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    I step on the left peg.
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    Senior Member TuggerHiller's Avatar
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    age has its breakdowns.......with the action packer, I grab my foot
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    Senior Member tw200sgp's Avatar
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    Try cocking your leg in as you swing it over? Alternatively don't feel shy about mounting by standing on a peg. Maybe have a center stand fitted as well? I twisted something today getting on in an unusual way so I feel for you.

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    Senior Member Rainman's Avatar
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    I used to swing my right leg over my tank when I had my rack loaded. Now its habit so I do it every time.
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    Member Hiway's Avatar
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    Depends on how much gear I have on. If a lot I pull the leg of my pant or grab my foot.

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    Senior Member RockyTFS's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVE IN SOCAL View Post
    Do you step on the left peg to get some height ? 25 years of shoeing horses has taken its toll on my 'agility'.

    I suppose I could vault up from the rear over the loaded Cyclerack, like the trick riders do with horses, but that may be a bit dramatic.

    If I have a big load, I stand about 2 feet away and kick my right heel up onto the seat then slide on with a hop on the left foot. It ain't graceful, but it works. Better be sure it's in gear and the footstand is not going to sag into the dirt, though....could be mighty embarrasing if it went down with you in that position!
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