User talk:68.47.190.194

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Edit Summary Request[edit]

I have noted that you edit without an edit summary. Please do your best to always fill in the summary field. This is considered an important guideline in Wikipedia. Even a short summary is better than no summary. An edit summary is even more important if you delete any text; otherwise, people may think you're being sneaky or even vandalizing. Also, mentioning one change but not another one can be misleading to someone who finds the other one more important; add "and misc." to cover the other change(s). Thanks! -- Kukini hablame aqui 05:12, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Motorcycle safety, the Wright Brothers, and countersteering[edit]

You added to the Motorcycle safety article:

Countersteering was discovered over 100 years ago by the Wright Brothers, inventors of the aerospace industry, who also owned a bicycle factory.
"I have asked dozens of riders how they turn a bike to the left. I have never found a single person who stated all the facts correctly when first asked. They almost invariably said that, to turn to the left, they turned the handlebar to the left and as a result made a turn to the left. But on further questioning them, some would agree that they first turned the handlebar a little to the right, and then as the machine became inclined to the left, they turned the handlebar to the left and made a circle, inclining inwardly.
To a scientific student it is very clear that without the preliminary movement of the handlebar to the right, a movement of the handlebar to the left would cause the bike to run out from under the man…yet I have found many people who would deny having ever noticed the preliminary movement of the handlebar. I have never found a non-scientific rider who had particularly noticed it and spoke of it from his own conscious observation and initiative."

and referenced Wilbur Wright, The Wright Brothers, F.C. Kelly, Ballentine, 1966. I've read through that book and cannot find anything about countersteering. Do you have a page number? -AndrewDressel 13:28, 30 October 2007 (UTC)