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    Ride your bike at the speed of light!

    Well... not exactly... but view this video made at the University of Tübingen that shows what the scenery would look like if you could.

    http://www.spacetimetravel.org/tuebingen/tue0.html
    He said: "This front wheel wobbles." I said: "It doesn't if you don't wobble it." --Jerome K. Jerome

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    I don't know how big those houses are.. but at 186,000 miles a second, that better be one long road...

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    Just don't try this at night. Riding at the speed of light makes your headlight useless! :-)

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    Not exactly the same as the real thing, but I put together a little page to illustrate how the speed of light is relative to solar system models. Brings the perspective " to earth". I illustrate it using "Spacebike on the Mass. Pike" traveling at bikelight speed.
    http://www.krabach.info/astro/solar_scale_linked.htm Sort of tongue in cheek dialogue if you start at the Sun.

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    What would we do for head lights? And what color would our red tail lights appear?

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    Back in black cydewaze's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pman
    Just don't try this at night. Riding at the speed of light makes your headlight useless! :-)
    Not really. See, since your light is travelling at the speed of light, the photons will be travelling at 2x the speed of light because of the boost!

    The real problems is that no one will see you from behind, because the light from you will just be sitting there, stationary.

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    The ride this Weekend is in excess of the speed of light. Relatively anyway!!
    Will I make it to Uranus.
    http://www.lakeview-museum.org/iplanet/iplanet.html

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