An inventive young fellow had created a new bicycle design and wanted to test its stability at high speeds. He asked a friend, who owned a Mustang, if he could tie his bike to the bumper of the car to test his new design. His friend said, “Sure.”
So the young man tied the bike to the back of the car and instructed his friend, “I’ll ring my bike bell once if I want you to go faster, twice if I want you maintain speed, and repeatedly if I want you to slow down.”
With that, off they went. Things were going pretty well as the vehicle accelerated to well over 60 mph. The young fellow on the bike was handling the speed just fine.
All of sudden, a Corvette came up beside the Mustang and revved its engine. The driver of the Mustang forgot all about his friend on the bike and took off drag racing the Corvette.
A mile down the road a police cruiser clocked the two racing vehicles at over 100 mph! The officer called into headquarters on his radio. “Hey, you guys aren’t going to believe this, but there’s a Corvette and a Mustang racing out here, and some guy on a bicycle is ringing his bell trying to pass them!”