because i'm a cyclist with a cosmically oriented mind, i dream. i dream of cycling across the surface of the moon and other solar system bodies.
how would it work to bike on the moon? what kind of bicycle would one need? would the physics of cycling work in 1/6 gravity? what about bulky spacesuits, could they be built with the necessary flexibility? maybe mars would be easier because there's at least an atmosphere there, albeit a highly toxic one (to us anyway). imagine an epic climb to the top of olympus mons? or hugging the rim of valles marineris? what about aqua cycling across a methane sea on titan? ice cycling on europa anyone? what interplanetary destination would you most like to explore with your favorite pony?
i've always felt that bicycles completely rule the universe, and with luck, someday they literally will. oh how i would love to live long enough to witness the noblest invention conquer new worlds, but at least i can dream.