Two-wheel vehicle driver operation (the rider) and twisting-the-wrist speed control is a most important riding control ability while riding along; as a result, just to keep the front tire under the upper part of the bike frame–necessary to prevent the bike continuing its falling-over and resting on the ground–the rider must have the front tire pointed towards the direction of the leaning bike, while moving ahead, and with enough speed added with wrist-twist speed control to track the front tire under the leaning bike quickly enough to lift, or just maintain the desired bike lean angle, and to pick the bike up out of its leaning or falling-over direction.
Therefore, the bike rider is controlling the bike from falling over more, towards the leaned over side, because front tire tracking under the leaning bike at a speed quicker than the falling-over frame falling down speed–front tire moving more quickly under the bike and with a rider controlled forward speed–so front tire tracking is returning-to-upright that is counteracting the bike leaning or falling over direction and falling over speed.
To make all this lean control happen the rider must control the bike forward speed (twist-of-the-wrist) as it is leaned and pushed (rear tire and engine power) along in the direction of the front tire pointed underneath the upper part of bike frame.
And just some other things rider must always consider:
- The speed of the upper part of bike leaning or falling over increases as the lean is increased;
- overdoing the speed and time of tracking front wheel out of a lean can be overdone–for example, cause the bike to stand up and start to fall in the opposite direction as the front wheel is driven out from underside of upper part of bike frame. Be cautious. Be in control always;
- bike front tire suspension is usually designed such that at stopped for real-slow speed as bars are turned to stops the bike would like to fall over the front tire towards the tire pointed direction;
- for a bike to turn it must lean in the direction of the turn;
- on-throttle or off-throttle (twisting-the-wrist) similar to increasing forward tracking speed or adding rear brake by engine braking; and
- counter-steering is just a method to get the bike leaned first for turn.
The bike rear tire sliding sideways as bike not moving forward from stop. Just rear tire slipping sideways because of lost tire traction.
My learning and thinking is now this, related to sliding sideways rear tire while attempting to move forward.
I now have three methods to leave this grass curb parking location under rider control:
- Push the bike forward so rear tire off the grass for good road traction with street tires;
- Lock on the front brake, point the bike bars straight ahead, and let the rear tire burn down to tractable road grip surface for going forward; and
- Maintain the bars so front tire is aligned with center line of rear tire, let the bike rears move to the right or left, but at all times keep that front tire aligned with rear tire center line; as a result, when rear tire gets road traction the front tire will let the bike move the direction front tire is pointed and not drive or push the upper bike frame over towards the side direction that front tire is pointed.
Wet grass and starting forward from stop just don’t mix well for keeping the ‘rubber-side-down’.
Best suggestion I received: “Don’t ride it out.” Get some tractable surface for that rear wheel to grip.
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Letter to the Editor: That’s me
Tacoma Streets and Tacoma Citizens Responsibilities
For the condition of our Tacoma streets we see, we share some responsibility for the streets as we see them today. The pothole plan as described within Dunkelberger, S., Mayor’s ‘State of the City’ outlines plan to help street repairs, Tacoma Weekly, Feb. 25, 2015, Retrieved from Tacoma Weekly article Mayor’s ‘State of the City’ outlines plan to help street repairs.
However, missing from this article is just what the Tacoma Citizens have had to do for any streets repairs to have been accomplished.
Citizens of Tacoma are overseeing maintenance of their own streets now-nobody else looks for street problems and City of Tacoma does not do it for you-and our Citizens may be unaware of their personal responsibility towards this maintenance of all City of Tacoma streets and roads? Right now; for example, if you see a street needing repair or a pothole needs repair; therefore the street problem must be reported-reported first-to City of Tacoma before any attempt by City of Tacoma to schedule specific repairs to just the specific identified street problem. Be specific because one report only covers the real-near street problem reported and excludes all other street problems nearby but not reported.
Report your observed street problems to City of Tacoma: