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Exploring Bike Science website

Old 12-23-01, 10:57 AM
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Exploring Bike Science website

I recently stumbled across (what I thought was) an interesting website. It looks like some kind of education site, with a fairly detailed section on bicycling. Some of you probably visited the site already. Three sections I found partictularly of interest:

- BRAKING AND STEERING - goes into why a bicycle balances so well, and the different opinions about the gyroscopic action of the spinning wheels and the center of gravity. Also, there is a stopping distance caclulator.

- AERODYNAMICS - interesting reading and a aerodynamic drag calculator.

- HUMAN POWER - This part I really find interesting, because this is the only place I've seen in writing where it says the bicycle is THE MOST efficient mode of transportion.

URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/

Would really like to hear others' opinion on this site.
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Old 12-23-01, 06:03 PM
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I thought that it was well done. I wish the media clips were not in realplayer/quicktime format but oh well. My favourite page:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/brakes3.html
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Oh yeah, that site is a good one. I used their timeline on my National History Day project a while ago, and was taken into the rest because I was curious. I like the aerodynamics section a lot.

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