Apologies in advance for going completely off-topic, but you stumbled into my favorite trivia subject: the science of bicycle riding. I’m obsessively compelled to share two potentially mind-blowing factoids. (If someone is tempted to reply, please open a new thread in the off-topic subforum and @call_me so this thread doesn’t get derailed.)
ThreeFour bike topics that seem to get folks all riled up are:
- You always use countersteering when turning,
- Loading weight on the bike will decrease tension in the lower spokes,
- Using the front brake only stops you the fastest! (assuming safety bicycle, good traction), and
- Cars can stop about twice as fast as you can. (again, some assumptions …).