Pitt’s Wall of Death is a wooden cylindrical steep wall with a diameter of 12 meters and a height of eight meters. Several motor cyclist race along the wooden wall, held only by the centrifugal force generated. Their bikes are as old as the establishment itself, which was founded in 1932.
Biking is work. You are the engine. Your legs pump the pedals that rotate the sprocket. Its teeth grab the chain rotating the back wheel and you are fearlessly propelled forward. Gyroscopic and centrifugal forces help keep you balanced all while you swerve turn and switch gears. The work makes you sweat makes your heart rate increase. Your chest heaves and your mouth becomes dry. You fight through blisters scrapes and weather but you form calluses become stronger and your metabolism grows…
A bike, some people power, some paint, and some spin – beautiful! Participating in Manana Elementary School’s annual STEM Night.
Loris Capirossi - İstanbul Park / 2007. It is perhaps because the bikes in 2013 had 30% more kinetic energy but riding position seems to have changed since the 990's. 2013 was all about lower centre of gravity and counteracting centrifugal force. The 990's were more about staying on and focus on looking where to exist the corner?