# plz explain : when we ride a bicycle ,what is the physics behind its balancing??????????????

Neer Varshney
76 Points
11 years ago

The physics behind the ride on bicycle is that the sine component of the weight of the cycle + sine component of our weight balances the normal reaction exerted by the ground and thats why we are able to ride a bicycle.

Aiswarya Ram Gupta
35 Points
11 years ago

### Normal bicycle balancing is related to centripetal force

#### centripetal force  is the required amount of force towards the center of a circle to keep an object from veering off its circular path.

in the given figure,

### Inevitability of crashing as well as staying in balance

#### From the balance equation we can infer that if R is not reduced quickly enough X will increase immediately, resulting in a crash. We can also infer that if R is always reduced enough immediately as the bike tilts from one side to the other, the bike will not crash. It is easily observed that when a rider is pedaling at a constant speed s/he keeps the bicycle in balance by continuously creating a counteracting force subtly with the handlebar as the brain senses in the background that the bike is starting to lean to one side or the other.

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