[python] Re: max downhill speed --lost mail, second try

  • From: Dirk Bonne <dirk_bonne@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 21:09:49 +0200

mtb@xxxxxxx wrote:

> At 07:23 AM 5/9/2005, you wrote:
>> You make the case for "ground effects" :-)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> ....snip
>>  The faster the coasting, the higher the friction gets, and at some
>> point the friction pushing backwards likely*/_ approaches the ability
>> of your weight to keep the pivot at it's lowest point_/*, and keep
>> the bike running straight, 
> That would be good, since air resistance is also a square law. I had
> thought of adding lead weights to the spoke nipples  to increase the
> gyro stabilization, a linear effect...

Hmm, would it not be that it is exactly the opposite, that the turning
of the wheel makes it wierd to ride. And that we should instead try to
minimize it instead of maximizing the power exected on the pivot.


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