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    When do you get to remove the training wheels...

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    Looks about as stable as some of my ex-girlfriends.

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    Just don't put your luggage to one side of the trunk (boot for those in the UK )!

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    If one thinks about it, the physics of keeping a manuvering two-wheeled vehicle upright using a gyroscope is not at all obvious. The fact that it could be done in the pre-computer age is even more astounding.

    A fairly complete explanation of the gyro monorail development in the early years of the twentieth century shows how they did it...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyro_monorail#Basic_idea

    I don't know if this is the technique employed by the car companies, but it's still fascinating, even if impractical.



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