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« on: August 26, 2008, 11:55:55 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 12:06:44 PM »
It's the Carver for me:

 

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 12:14:04 PM »
That looks like something out of RIFTS.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 02:35:50 PM »
Neat, but I like my wearable motorcycles to be a little more functional:



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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 02:53:18 PM »
I just want a bicycle I can ride in the Chicago area winter.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 02:58:40 PM »
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Pretty, I suppose, but utterly useless. Too much leading caster, a ridiculous driving position, high center of gravity, and the fore-aft stability of a drunken coed. Presumably, the latter is addressed by the apparent articulation of the steering arms, but that's going to make all of the other problems much, much worse.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 03:00:57 PM »
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Neat, but I like my wearable motorcycles to be a little more functional:



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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 03:33:12 PM »
Heh, Ian beat me to it :D
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 03:49:07 PM »
If I'm going to buy something with only three wheels - and I won't, because it doesn't suit my "energetic" driving style - I'd just stick to the Aptera, another of the "super-green three-wheeled" [and thus exempt from automobile regulations] California cars.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008, 03:16:24 AM »


This thing is pretty awesome.

So is this:


Round tires are freaking awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008, 08:02:00 PM »
Is there any way to make it part of a role playing game setting?

 Maybe, society or some other force encouraged vehicles to more 'personal' and closer to the body for some reason. Boxy car shapes are no longer being made - that kind of thing.

Its an interesting design.

 Love to see more angles on it.

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 12:30:59 PM »
Here ya go Ed. Wearable Motorcycle
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008, 04:46:44 PM »
You know, I have to say...



...the idea of riding as part of the undercarriage makes me nervous.

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008, 05:06:27 PM »
Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to get taken to the hospital for running over yourself.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 08:13:27 PM »
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...the idea of riding as part of the undercarriage makes me nervous.

It would be great when a front wheel throws up a rock or goes through a mud puddle.