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Posted 5/23/15

netdisorder wrote:

Maybe. I ride a motorcycle so I'm pretty used to pulling on the left handle to steer right, vice versa.


Bicycles begin a lean or turn the same way as a motorcycle, with counter-steering. But the slower you are riding the faster you fall into the lean and so you have to turn the wheel into the direction of the lean to stay upright. I don't think riding that flipped bicycle is anything like a motorcycle.
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Posted 5/23/15
no
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YEAH, UM, my brain can't function like that. I'd give it a few tries, though.
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Posted 5/23/15
your brain has a certain mechanic were you lean the direction that you turn,NATURALLY, so when you lean left your body reacts and also turns the handle bars left, and that's were the problem is. i think if you practiced this enough your subconscious would eventually make a exception though.
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Posted 5/23/15 , edited 5/23/15
It's just a matter of learning how to ride it.
It takes more time if you already know with a normal bike.

It's like playing the same videogame in different consoles (different controllers).
Posted 5/23/15
Probably no.
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Posted 5/24/15

anikevin wrote:

It's just a matter of learning how to ride it.
It takes more time if you already know with a normal bike.

It's like playing the same videogame in different consoles (different controllers).


like i commented before , it does actually work against a mechanic in your brain that uses liquids in your ears as a gyro for balance.
even if you never rode a bike before that one you still would have to have your brain adapt not learn.BTW: if this came off as me being a D***
, im sorry.
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Posted 5/27/15
Probably not, I can't ride a normal bike
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Posted 5/27/15
Wouldn't be any different than playing video games with inverted controls or drifting around corners. This would be easy to do. Not too mention you can just ride it without using the handle bars...
Posted 5/27/15
that stuff about children and neuronal plasticity is kind of rubbish
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Posted 5/28/15
Love SmarterEveryday.

And no, I probably can't.
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Posted 5/28/15
probably not. not in the first few tries anyway.
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Posted 5/28/15
I WANNA TRY!
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Posted 5/29/15 , edited 5/29/15

severticas wrote:

that stuff about children and neuronal plasticity is kind of rubbish


^ truth!

I know people who learned languages as a full-time job instead of dicking around like most people and every one of them did it much faster than kids do despite not necessarily spending quite as much time on it.


Also, I challenge you guys to twirl your right index finger clockwise while you twirl your right foot counter-clockwise. Can't keep it up?
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Posted 5/29/15
Nah I die. It was interesting to watch though. I know what this is.
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