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Alex W

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What would it be like to cycle on the moon?
« on: 06/04/2009 21:30:04 »
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I would like to ask the naked scientists how would cycling on the moon be different to cycling on earth?
 
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What do you think?


 

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What would it be like to cycle on the moon?
« Reply #1 on: 06/04/2009 21:59:28 »
Alex W  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I would like to ask the naked scientists how would cycling on the moon be different to cycling on earth?
 
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Alex

What do you think?
Considering the space suit you'd need to wear, it would be rather taxing, not to mention, very dusty.
 

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What would it be like to cycle on the moon?
« Reply #2 on: 07/04/2009 19:03:01 »
You'd bounce around and probably skid a lot too (not enough weight to give good grip).
 

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What would it be like to cycle on the moon?
« Reply #3 on: 07/04/2009 22:04:05 »
There'd be a lot less traffic and you wouldn't have to worry about the weather.
 

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What would it be like to cycle on the moon?
« Reply #4 on: 08/04/2009 18:21:17 »
You would probably find yourself floating up off the ground after a moment of traction, and having to wait to come back down again. I had a similar experience riding around shoulder deep in floodwaters when i was a kid, good fun
 

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What would it be like to cycle on the moon?
« Reply #5 on: 08/04/2009 20:05:26 »
Alex W  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I would like to ask the naked scientists how would cycling on the moon be different to cycling on earth?
 
Best regards,
 
Alex

What do you think?
You'd never need to use low gears for a start.
The tyres would need very little air in them.
The bike would never go rusty but you might get a lot of dust in the bearings.
On a smooth road it would be pretty agreeable, once you had learned to adjust your technique.
 

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