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2) Can a bicycle turn be initiated by "shifting one's weight"?
There is agreement among those who have analyzed the problem correctly
that when starting to turn a bicycle from a straight course at any
speed whatsoever, the first thing that is done is to turn the front
wheel in the direction opposite the desired turn. This will result in
the bicycle being forced to that side, and the rider will continue in
the same direction as before. Thus he will start to fall over in the
direction of the desired turn.
While I agree completely that this is a possible method (my post was, after
all, devoted to analyzing this action in more detail), I should like to see
any references you have which contend that it is the only method. In
particular, I contend that if it *were* the only method, then it would be
impossible to ride a bike without holding the handle bars (since it would
be impossible to do "the first thing that is done").