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Old 12-17-09, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
To understand the bike throw, you have to know that in a race you are placed when your front wheel hits the line, i.e. when the front edge of the front wheel breaks the vertical plane above the finishline.

Since the bike is about 1/10th the rider weight, the rider can throw their body back (or bike forward) and gain distance at a ratio of 10 forward and 1 backward.

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The throw won the race. I was going slower than the guy I beat.


i can move my mass back 6" but my bike is not going forward 5 feet.
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