David Jones some years ago assaulted humanity’s embarrassing lack of understanding of why moving bicycles are so stable. Jones performed a series of experiments, from which he learned some surprising things. He revealed them in this article: “The Stability of the Bicycle,” David E.H. Jones, Physics Today, April 1970, pp. 34-40. (Thanks to Catherine Klauss […]
Minimal Effects of Joints on a Consumer on a Bicycle
A German/Austrian study suggests that even heavy marijuana smoking has little affect on bicyclists’ bicycling performance. The study is: “The effect of cannabis on regular cannabis consumers’ ability to ride a bicycle,” Benno Hartung, Holger Schwender, Eckhard H. Roth, Florence Hellen, Nona Mindiashvili, Annette Rickert, Stefanie Ritz-Timme [pictured here], Almut Grieser, Fabio Monticelli, Thomas Daldrup, International Journal […]
Reproductive Dead-Ends: bicycles, pavement et al.
An October 31, 2007 report in The Telegraph: Man who had sex with bike in court A man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle…. Robert Stewart was discovered in his room by two cleaners at the Aberley House Hostel in Ayr, south west […]