Intrigued by a visitor's link or rather its name, The Gyrobike I decided to take a look.
What I discovered was an invention by four engineering students from Dartmouth College named you guessed it...the Gyrobike...Here is how its creators, three girls and one guy describe it:
"The Gyrobike is a device used to stabilize bicycles. It uses the natural force of gyroscopic precession to recenter the rider's weight underneath the bicycle as he or she falls. It is a flywheel contained within the front wheel that spins independently of the front wheel to create gyroscopic precession. "
They won a one of the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards for 2006.
It does not seem that their invention is commercialized yet.
I am sure a lot of parents cannot wait to hear the riders in training tell them to get their hands off their bike when it becomes available.
It will be a relief for our backs too!
Kudos to the Gyrobike and the creative minds behind it.