When I stop, I put my left foot down to balance on...because, well, Science!
The physical part is that I am right handed and the right side of my body is stronger than the left. I have a lot of weight and a heavy bike to get pushed off so I start with my right foot at the top to get me moving. I have arthritis in both hips and both knees, but the right knee is in better shape and in the hip, it is along the top of my hip bone....whereas on the left, the knee is alot worse and the arthritis is in the joint. So it is easier for me physically to get started using the strength in my right leg.
The physics part is that I don't have a fancy bike, I have about one of the cheapest bikes you can find, but the tires are round and its pretty, lol! I have to back pedal to brake and with the right side of my body being stronger, I just naturally brake with that foot at the top...leaving my left foot at the bottom, so when I come to a stop, I just put my left foot on the ground.
Tracy, Illinois, CST
Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
~The Dalai Lama
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