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Author Topic: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle  (Read 1027 times)

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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2008, 09:23:45 pm »
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It would be great when a front wheel throws up a rock or goes through a mud puddle.


Dude, I didn't even think about that.  That would be about the shittiest vehicle in the world to drive in Seattle.
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008, 04:37:35 am »
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...the idea of riding as part of the undercarriage makes me nervous.
Especially when the bottom parts include your face, hands, knees, and genitals.

And toes.

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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 08:47:27 am »
Now that you mention danger the of vehicular groin injury, I can't help but percieve a sculptual threat of groin injury as well....
 
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 09:47:07 am »
I didn't realize it converted into another shape, although I thought it might do something with those Crysis-suit myomer bundles on the "joints," but the shift in position does nothing but avert some fore-aft stability issues; it actually exacerbates the leading caster problem, meaning its straight-line stability is going to be terrible. It also leaves you suspended, making it probably damned uncomfortable.

Neat idea, but wildly impracticable.
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