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INSTABILITY OF UNSTEERED BICYCLE

Matthew Cook, "It Takes Two Neurons to Ride a Bicycle"

Suggested by Alex Wealands

This shows 800 runs of a bicycle being pushed to the right. For each run, the path of the front wheel on the ground is shown until the bicycle has fallen over. The unstable oscillatory nature is due to the subcritical speed of the bicycle, which loses further speed with each oscillation.