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Bicycle Falls

Lewis A. Barness, MD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(8):820. doi:.
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I read with interest the very erudite letter of Dr Elfenbein, "The Physics of Bicycle Falls Revisited,"1 in which he questions the explanation of Dr Williams.2 Obviously both of these physicians overlooked the correct explanation, which can be given by any second grader. A bicycle falls because it is too tired.

Elfenbein  GJ The physics of bicycle falls revisited. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152411- 412
William  MS Bicycle-riding circumstances and injuries in school-age children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;1511067

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