Ride Not So Much Like a Pro...
Well, bought Ride Like a Pro V, reviewed the exercises, purchased chalk, short cones, scouted appropriate empty parking lots and went out today to practice the slow cone weave.
Six cones are 12' apart. Look up, weave through the cones, in the friction zone, right foot ready on the brake. Sounds easy.
I've ridden for years. I figure it can't be too hard, right? Then I saw how compressed 12' spacing is. I try it and on the first try, cones are flying! After the run, I go setup the cones. Knock them down on the next try. Over and over. It's like bowling. I can see why others use cut tennis balls to start.
Anyhow, probably ran through twenty runs and didn't take every cone out (and that's a win!).
Ride like a pro? Not so much! I'm sure I'll get better with practice but I didn't have an appreciation for how good the riders are on RLAP until I tried it. Good fun.