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They say you never forget how to ride a bike -- but here are some cycling tips you may not have learned the first time around.
You Will Need
- Socks or stockings
- High heels
- Safety pin
Opt for socks
Opt to wear socks or stockings with your heels if you're wearing pants. If you have to roll up your pants to avoid getting dirty from the chain, your legs will stay warm.
Put on heels
Adjust your bike's seat if you're wearing platforms or very high heels. While you may opt for kitten heels or stilettos, know they get caught in the pedals more easily. Wedges are ideal.
Pedal with the ball of your foot
Keep the balls of your feet only on the pedals, keeping your heels off the pedals.
Maintain the angle of your foot throughout the ride. When stopping, be careful not to angle your heels downward, causing them to catch on the ground. It may take a little getting used to, but those admiring glances from envious flat-soled bikers will make it all worthwhile.