A Subversive Take on a Physics Mystery

  • We also know that bikes don’t stay up due to forward momentum. A bike can indeed change its momentum when a force outside of it (such as yourself) exerts a minor push, but that doesn’t affect its upward position.
  • We also know that bikes don’t stay up due to the gyroscopic effect on their wheels. This helps the bike steer, which in turn provides stability to the bike. However, this isn’t always the case, as bikes lacking this effect are perfectly capable of maintaining an upward position.

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Ariana A. Robinson

Ariana A. Robinson

they | she ⋅ An absurdist writer analysing life through stories.