> >>That image shows a step-off, not a run and jump.
> Tam, oh no it doesn't. That image is me... I've just run up from a
> school parking lot, the directional arrow in chalk on the floor
> indicates out, it was in an actual sprint triathlon we run for club
> members in Sept. 2004.
> I was mounting, not dismounting. Thats the point, it is not a jump, it
> is one smooth movement, left hand on, left foot on, right foot over,
> right hand moves, right foot on and go.
I know you were mounting (That sounded too much like "I know you are you
said you are but what am I?" hehe sorry). It was a step-off mount, not a
run and jump mount. It's supposed to be bad for your rims, but it's my
preferred mount, only because I am too unco to do a run and jump.
However if you watch elites, you'll see the ones who run and jump are
much faster. If you're ever a marshall (i.e., "catcher") at a kids
try-athlon, you'll see exactly what happens when someone unco attempts
to run and jump on... but if you can do it, it's faster again than
> I asked my buddy Stevie P. to take some pictures of various club
> members so we could see the variety in style. Way too many people get
> to the mount line and then stop, clip one foot in and then the other
> and start pedalling. Not only does it lose valuable seconds but it is
> also dangerous if you get a bunch come out of transition together. I
> run about 5yds past the mount line and clear of the people in shoes and
> then do the mount as described.
It annoys me when people mount right on the line... but it leaves room
for me to mount further along, I suppose.