Pulling on the upstroke, Absolutely. Especially when out of the saddle on steep climbs, or sprinting. I don't believe I've ever heard of someone pushing out of a pedal..... THEY USUALLY PULL THIER FOOT OUT OF THE PEDAL.... That could only happen if you were actually pulling on the pedal....DUH....
Vonore Tennessee USA
>I am absolutely convinced that good riders pull up in the up stroke. At the
>very least, even mediocre riders unweight the upwards foot with a gentle
>pull up so as not to put extra drag on the other foot involved in the
>downstroke. People who make circles in their head are applying extra force
>in all parts of the stroke and not just applying downforce like piston
>legs. In order to get a high cadence one must be upstroking, otherwise
>they would bounce. Yes, Virginia there is an upstroking Santa and a
>backstroking Tooth Fairy.
> Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA