McCarthy and Hosking win Cadel’s; Vakoc’s spinal surgery: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

January 29, 2018

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jay McCarthy becomes the first Australian to win the men’s Cadel’s Race; Chloe Hosking earns Commonwealth Games selection with Cadel’s Race win; Jelle Wallays wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a San Juan; John Degenkolb wins the final day of Challenge Mallorca; Toms Skujins solos to first victory with Trek-Segafredo; Van der Poel and Cant win at Hoogerheide CX World Cup; Peter Vakoc undergoes successful spinal surgery after training crash; Bob Jungels on the QuickStep Floors training camp crash; The beauty of the unsteered bicycle; Small bike, big character.

The beauty of the unsteered bicycle

by CyclingTips

Here’s something a little unusual but certainly fascinating: a graphical representation of the instability of an unsteered bike. This image shows 800 runs of a bike being pushed to the right, with each line representing the path of the front wheel until the bike falls over.

This image is from a paper called “It Takes Two Neurons To Ride a Bicycle” by Matthew Cook. You can read it in full here.