So you think riding a bike is easy?

Here’s an interesting experiment that demonstrates learning how to ride a bike is not trivial.

The author was challenged to ride a bike with reverse steering, built by a machinist. He had to re-learn how to ride. It took him eight months; the author’s young son re-learned in six weeks.

The implications of this experiment extend well beyond the bicycle.

Here's how the machinist changed the steering.

Here’s how the machinist changed the steering.

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