Why does a wheel move (translate) when it rotates? I mean when you exert a force somewhere on the wheel, it will produce a torque that make it rotate. Now assuming the wheel is in contact with the ground, the wheel will then exert a force on the ground and the ground will exert a counterforce on the wheel. So why doesn't this counterforce counteract on the torque of the wheel and prevent the rotation instead of translation the wheel? I've been wondering about this for quite some time now but I've found no explanation of it.