You can't ride this bike

I just watched this great video on Veritasium’s channel about why you can actually balance a bike:

I’ve always thought the main reason I could balance on my rollers is because of the gyroscopic effect, but that apparently is incorrect. The ability to steer is the key factor.


Along the same lines I saw this video a few years ago and found it fascinating.

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Take your hands off the bars and turn. What happens?
That’s how I’ve always gotten my head around it.

Fun vids.