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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:37 pm 
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There are motorcycles with shells over them in the real world ... you just have a better reason to include one than simple aerodynamics - it provides a shirtsleeve environment for riding in.

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:03 pm 
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atpollard wrote:
There are motorcycles with shells over them in the real world ... you just have a better reason to include one than simple aerodynamics - it provides a shirtsleeve environment for riding in.

In the nicest possible way ... Image

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Vile wrote:
atpollard wrote:
There are motorcycles with shells over them in the real world ... you just have a better reason to include one than simple aerodynamics - it provides a shirtsleeve environment for riding in.

In the nicest possible way ... Image



It WOULD make it problematic when you come to a stop. Ouch!

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:18 pm 
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Maybe this what atpollard's referring to?
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/04/monot ... cycles.php

It does look rather sexy :) (it also has pop-out stabiliser wheels for stopping ;))

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:52 pm 
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or these
http://www.evfinder.com/threewhlrs.htm
http://microcarmuseum.com/virtualtour.html

unless its a requirement to have 2 wheels only

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:13 pm 
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Ishmael wrote:


I'm sorry, but when I see that I simply have to remind people about this:
http://www.streetfire.net/video/top-gea ... 032682.htm

:D :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:00 pm 
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EDG wrote:
Maybe this what atpollard's referring to?
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/04/monot ... cycles.php

It does look rather sexy :) (it also has pop-out stabiliser wheels for stopping ;))


If I could get around to getting a motorcyclist license I'd SO get one of these.


Though for the title of the thread ... I suddenly remember the old Queen song.

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[rant on]Went to the beach yesterday, have to leave my bike locked to a bus stop when I am there.

Came out a few hours later, bicycle gone, some one took the time to bend the bus stop post back and forth until it broke so they could get my bike. BROAD DAYLIGHT IN FRONT OF A BUSINESS THAT I FREQUENT EVERY TIME I GO TO THE BEACH. AND IN A HIGH TOURIST ZONE TOO, I CAN'T DRINK A BEER ON THE BEACH. BUT THE F'ING TOURISTS SURE CAN. Sorry :oops: [/rant off]

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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:21 pm 
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My fourth post here and skirting close as its a necro one but...

William Gibson has a few bikes in one or two of his books, while Turner is out in the desert waiting for Mitchell there's a description of a guy riding in to make a delivery, am pretty sure the bike is described as they are in Virtual Light in use by the SF couriers.

I'm not familiar with Godot so can't speculate too well with regard to it as a location but if you're using a rebreather and it can supply you with what you need and take away what you don't then why not? I'd see moisture retention and hydration as equally important, if a still suit can be made to actually work then you can answer that problem.

No one said you had to be going at break neck speed so the level of exertion could be carefully set and if the ground is hard pack you could make good time on a suitable bicycle. If you're riding on loose sand there are balloon tyres today that will drop your ground pressure pretty well but it'll be harder work. On the opposite end of the scale, your could be on slick rock and you'll fly!


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 Post subject: Re: A Bicycle Question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Thank you very much, Hiro. :)

Unfortunately Godot became ... depopulated ... when I moved from
Augsburg to Sonthofen in 2011, and after a series of rather short
mini-campaigns on planets with different environments I am once
more back to my "old love", a water world colony setting - no bikes
there ... :(


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