What would it be like to cycle on the moon?

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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).
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"

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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.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« 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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