Why can i stand on a bike with training wheels, lean forward and make the bike move forward?

I stand on the training wheel rack of a small bike with my hands on the handle bars. From a standing position I lean forward with some force and put all the force into the handle bars. The bike moves forward a few feet and then stops. Shouldnt this be impossible due to the law of conservation of momentum? Just what is going on in this scenario?

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  • 1 month ago
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    conservation of momentum. You move forward, with the motion stopping when you hit the handlebars. That momentum of your weight and speed is transferred to the bike via the handlebars, causing it to move forward.

  • 1 month ago

    So we can utlilize this in space, correct?

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