This Bike is on a roll....around the globe

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This Bike is on a roll....around the globe

Postby briansnail » 26 Oct 2019, 1:51pm

John is cycling from California to Washington. In his back pack is a Caesium atomic clock which counts in splits of nanoseconds.Heading the exact opposite way Washington to California is his identical twin James also with a clock.
Does anyone know if John has an advantage cycling from west to east?
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Background: The ground and atmosphere rotate at 1667kmph.West to East. There is an Equatorial bulge compared to the poles. This is due to the centrifugal force. I suspect in reality there is no actual advantage due to centrifugal force but can't figure out why. The reason that the twins are starting on opposite sides is that John trails behind and gets the drag effect. While James steals all the chocolate eclairs.

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Re: This Bike is on a roll....around the globe

Postby Mick F » 26 Oct 2019, 9:08pm

California? USA?
Washington is in UK just south of Newcastle.

Not only has this cyclist got to ride right across USA, he has to ride round and round and round a ship on it's way east across the Atlantic, then from the port of entry to the NE of England.

Have you taken all this into consideration?
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Postby Mick F » 27 Oct 2019, 8:28am

gripper_stebson wrote:New Zealand and California - just a few minutes ride between the two!
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Postby rjb » 19 Nov 2019, 10:10pm

And California Cross is just over the border in Devon. :wink:
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Postby Polisman » 22 Dec 2019, 12:43pm

There's a California just outside Falkirk as I recall :shock:

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Re: This Bike is on a roll....around the globe

Postby drossall » 22 Dec 2019, 8:02pm

What kind of advantage do you mean? Technically there's no such thing as centrifugal force, but in any case it would be orthogonal to the direction of travel, so it wouldn't have an effect. Unless there's something really complicated that I've missed.

Of course, travelling with the sun you'd get a fractionally longer day to ride in :lol: