Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday Video - Backwards Steering Bicycle

Turn the handlebars to the right and the front wheel turns to the left
This week's video is an interesting one from Smarter Every Day. Welders at a shop added a couple gears onto a bike such that the front wheel moved in the opposite direction of the handlebars. Destin Sandlin, the guy behind Smarter Every Day, tried to ride it, and found it was impossible. Unwilling to give up, he tried to ride it for 5 minutes every day. After eight months he was finally able to ride it.

He then went to the Netherlands, where he tried to ride a normal bike, after learning to ride a backwards bike. It took him 20 minutes before he was able to ride it. Here's the video, which is about 8 minutes long:

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