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But gyroscopes are fun to play with.
Gal that has a family of bike nuts taught me this trick, her grandkids, 3 & 4 years old 0_0 Holy crap do they know how to ride, had no idea little 1 gear toddler bikes could go so fast
I, on the other hand, took freaking forever.
On the subject, I have no clue how I learned to ride a bike. I just didn`t know how to when I was little so I used training wheels... never tried to ride one without, and when I got older... I just ...did. still confuses me when I think about it.
Manorrd, I for one am getting seriously fatigued by your constant bitching about this site, and how crap this site is. Frankly, I take deep personal offence at you labelling the people who run this site as BIGOTS, or for that matter, recently you called us FASCISTS. Dude, tt`s a free internet, how about you f*ck off and go to another site?
Be thankful that we`re more easy-going than some other sets of Mods out there. On most other sites, you`d be perma-banned by now for trolling.
I only fell off once while learning, although I did manage to fall through a rose bush into a rockery. I only had a small scar on my elbow for years from that. I`ve no idea why I wasn`t hurt worse.
I fell off many times after learning though, because I tried far too many foolish and often probably impossible things on my bikes, usually involving a badly made makeshift ramp or a steep hill. On one memorable occasion, I regained consciousness in the bottom of an empty skip. The last thing I remember before coming to was thinking that I could "surf" by standing on the seat of my Chopper. Sure I could, but not for long. I don`t remember coming off, or how long I was in the skip.
It`s one reason I`m glad I don`t have kids - I`d go spare worrying they were doing the dangerous foolish things I did.
Or, you know, a father.
So don`t let me find you 4+ posting again, there`s a delete post option for you, please use that.
Nah, I`m pretty sure there`d be too much intertial dampening, making the motorbike unmanouverable/unresponsive at high speeds if you needed to act fast. Kinda like power steering working against you.
1) Did she say how much it is? If it`s not that much more expensive, then I think it`s worth it.2) What, is the kid going to do some weight training with the bike after they are done using it? The bike + wheel probably won`t be any heavier then an adult bike, so it shouldn`t matter if it`s the parent who has to lift it.3) So does your iPod. Big whoop.4) Training wheels don`t help at all. I had training wheels until I was 5, and when my dad took them away I couldn`t balance. Since you can decrease how much the wheel supports the kid will gradually figure out how to balance.
OMG! I GOT CAPS LOCK ON!!!
That`s a very good question, I would be tempted to buy one if it did..
1) Its more expensive than training wheels2) Its heavy3) It needs to be recharged4) It doesn`t help that much
As an engineer, I`ll say: cool idea.As an investor, I`ll call this a fail.
tell the kid to pedal faster and save $50.
classic example of deviation from KISS engineering.
Yes, because it would be harder to tilt the bike. Maybe it wouldn`t matter so much at slow speeds, where you might be able to turn more with the front wheel and less with leaning. Bicycle wheels give some gyroscopic effect anyway - that`s why it`s easier to balance at higher speeds than when stationary.
"Very cool idea but why didn`t they put a kid on it."
I thought that too. They failed to demonstrate the product actually working as intended.