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post #1 of 7 Old 02-01-2017, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I thought this was a funny video when I starting watching it but realized as I was watching that it really illustrates how stable bikes are.

https://youtu.be/kQ5hV-ESBd0

Yes this think is on ice and the studded tires give it lots of traction. Notice that even at the very low speed it is going the bike just keeps itself upright? Even though they kick it and try and knock it over it just keeps staying upright.

Next time you ride in wind think about this.. bikes really want to stay upright.. relax your grip and let it do so!

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That was hilarious .....thanks....mind you the grip of 3" spikes helps...no front wheel washout....but really shows the geometry bringing the bike back on line
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That was pretty cool, and a good lesson in physics. And perhaps a lanyard kill switch as well
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Wonder if it would have not hit the truck if it didn't have help? Good intentions gone wrong?
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All he had to do was ride up on right side and flip the kill switch
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I've been trying to tell people that riding on snow & ice really isn't all that hard, and you don't need 3" spikes , regular automotive studs will do, if I can do it, anyone can
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I've ridden on snow/ice with street tires. Thankfully they were ME77's and kinda pointy in profile and acted like the blades on skates. I'd hate to do dat on modern tires that are round.
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