Thursday, March 3, 2016

Looping Bicycle



Back in the early 1900's people were doing stunts in every imaginable way. This is a picture of a Bicycle loop. The performer was Diavolo. I guess if you hit the loop fast enough, the centrifugal force would be greater than the force of gravity, and you could make it around the loop.

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  1. Yes indeed, speed does the deed. But that is such a long way to fall if you don't have enough speed.
    So that is the thrill, a chance of falling 25, 30 feet. No thanks, I like a little thrill every now a then, but I get enough of them with out trying.

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  2. There was a time when I would have done that!
    Now, however, waking up qualifies as "a little thrill"...

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  3. When my dear grandfather was in his 90s, he used to quote a jingle that went something like:
    "When I wake up in the morning
    I read the obits to make sure I'm not dead
    I have some coffee
    And go back to bed."
    I was scandalized, but now I understand his thrill--and the desire to go back to bed.

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