A motorcycling instructor has found a way to “race” his bike without losing his mind.
John Stirling has been teaching at Kensington Randwick Racecourse for more than 20 years and has been running the same racecourse on the Gold Coast for more two decades.
The courses are a combination of an urban course, a rural course and a course that’s more of a race course than a bike course.
“It’s a combination and the best thing about it is that it’s a bit of a combination,” Mr Stirling said.
“There’s no way of getting it wrong.”
Mr Stirling’s “training wheels” are just a set of pedals.
The idea behind it is to use the pedals as “training” wheels to push your bike to the limits.
“I’m a cyclist and I have my own body, I don’t really like riding on my hands or feet, so I wanted to see if I could push my bike to a certain level of performance without losing my mind,” Mr Mathers said.
He said there was a lot of room for improvement on his bikes, but he wanted to make sure it wasn’t too far off the mark.
“When you do a course like this, the pedals have a limited life and the pedals don’t have a life, so you have to get your feet on the ground and keep your balance and you have no control of the bike,” Mr Hirst said.
The course has been popular for years, and Mr Stirlings bikes are a hit.
“For me, it’s like a great new sport.
I’m very excited about it,” Mr Shriner said.
Mr Stirling said it was a “really good time to be doing it”.
“I’ve had a lot more people come up to me than usual to say, ‘I’m racing your bike’,” he said.
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