I rather like the idea of putting Dani Pedrosa’s clip from the last post in front of students and letting exploration be very open — open to estimation, as well. What questions do students have about the clip? What might be interesting to know? What are the essential ideas here? Why such an extreme angle? How does the stickiness of the tires compare those on a car?
If one would then like to hone the numbers, here are some resources.
What does he ride?
How big is he?
About Dani Pedrosa