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On the Skill of Balancing While Riding a Bicycle

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Force and moment measurements from the force platform were used to calculate the rider-bicycle system COM and COP locations in the lateral or y-direction.

The ground reaction forces (Fx, Fy, Fz) and moments (Mx, My, Mz) were measured by the force platform beneath the rollers. The bicycle rides on an effective ground surface located a distance dz above the force platform.

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