Re: [CR]Right side mounting


Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 09:21:44 -0500
From: "The Bike Stand" <smwillis@verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Right side mounting
To: "Martin Appel" <martin@camelot.de>, "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net>, <kurt@fineartscrimshaw.com>
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I like the horse so the question is why do you mount a horse from the left......because most horses are like people right handed or maybe legged and are more likely to kick you with their right leg. I like the influence of the horse to the bike like saddle and posting. Steven Steven Willis The Bike Stand 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Appel"
To: "kim klakow" ;
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Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Right side mounting



> >Might this have to do with horseriding? Don't you mount a horse from
>>the right hand side?
>
> not if you're a Sioux...
> My 2c: it is a convention. Right handed persons intuitivly do that, its
> like aiming a rifle at something: you automatically just hold it to
> your cheek, some people to the left one, others to he right one. And
> right-handedness was/is considered to be the norm, thus it influenced
> the way bicycles are built. There's millions of examples for this in
> daily life.
>
> Martin Appel
> lefthanded guy from Munich, BY, Germany
> who would mount a horse as he mounts his bicycle: from the left side
> (if he could ride).