What's your favorite spot to ride?
Here you can share the best and coolest spots to ride your Halfbikes. (Country, Place, Photos etc.)
Personally, I love going around The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. Sometimes there could be a lot of people going about, but it's an awesome exercise to use them as gates for slaloms - just be careful :)
A good start for me would be smooth surface + miles and miles of open of road ahead. If necessary add a little bit of scenery according to your personal taste and you've got the perfect riding spot :)
In Athens, a good place to start learning is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. It's flat, spacious and very bike-friendly.
In Poznań - Park Sołacki. Flat area. Many straight, wide paths. in the evening and in the morning it is almost empty. And when you master run at streight line, there are many places to practice a turns. And Cytadela, near Park Sołacki.
In Madrid, Spain, I like the Retiro Park, it's wide, flat and lets you ride fast, make turns and let the people ask you. When I want to test myself, there is a big slope where the Fallen Angel Statue is, that lets me go up and see that I'm able to make it without any stop. There are, as well, sand trails where I can test the behaviour of the Halfbike in that kind of surface and I can assure that it works very well, except when the sand is too loose and incline.
In Portland,Oregon, USA, I used the track around the public athletic field alongside the Underarmour office building. I am a beginner rider and it’s very helpful to have an unobstructed track to ride around. Until I rode on that track I was only able to ride 150 ft or so in the parking lot I was practicing in.The track is made out a soft material and so if I did fall, I would not expect to get as scraped up as I got falling in the parking lot.
Sounds like a great place to learn. Could yoу take a photo sometime?
In Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. We have a great trail right behind our house called the Two Rivers trail (the two rivers in question are the Delaware and Lehigh). It is paved and flat which is fantastic when you are learning. The trail links up with others, so that you can go for miles and miles without having to be on the road.